It’s UV Safety Month
Most people protect their skin from the
elements such as extreme heat, bitter cold,
and excessive sunlight. But, a lot of people
don’t think about protecting their skin from
harmful ultraviolet rays, which come from the
sun and tanning beds.
An alarming 1.2 million new cases of skin
cancer are diagnosed each year due to people
regularly exposing their skin to powerful and
damaging UV rays. Do you know whenever you
frequently expose your skin to ultraviolet
rays, it causes many complications other than
just skin cancer? Some of the problems
repeated UV exposure can cause are wrinkles,
age spots, hyperpigmentation, and leathery
Take these simple steps to protect your
skin every day.
Made In The Shade: During peak sunlight
hours, which are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., stay
out of the sun. If you can’t find a shady
area, limit your sun exposure as much as
possible or just stay indoors.
Take Cover: Wearing long sleeved shirts,
long skirts, and pants are smart ways to
shield your skin from the sun. You can protect
your eyes by wearing sunglasses that are
UV-resistant as well as wearing sun visors.
Protect your scalp by using wide-brimmed hats
whenever you’re outside. Be sure to protect
your skin on overcast days as well.
Don’t Feel the Burn: Approximately 2.1% of
men and women will be diagnosed with melanoma
during their lifetime. Each sunburn a person
gets increases this risk. Using a
Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or
higher every time you’re outdoors can help you
avoid sunburns as well as prevent irreversible
damage to your skin.
A Reflection on You: The sun’s harmful rays
can be reflected (and amplified) by water,
sand, and even large windows. This can
increase your risk of sunburn, even if you’re
in a shaded area.
Practicing preventative outdoor skin care
year-round is a smart and healthy thing to do
to protect your skin from harmful UV rays.
Stop by Glam Spa to find out more information
about UV skin protection.