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Sun Care and | Exposure to Sunlights.

Sun Protection

Sun Careand| Exposureto Sunlights

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Selecting the right sun protection is as easy as 1, 2, 3
if you follow these sun-smart steps.

1- Choose the right sunscreen for your day
2- Apply 5-20 ml. of sunscreen 30 minutes before heading out
3-  Reapply every 2 hours or right after swimming

 

What is SPF?

SPFs 15 30 50

SPF, or Sun Protection Factor, measures the ability of a product to filter out UVB rays. Without sunscreen, skin exposed to UV rays can begin to burn within minutes. Because SPF indicates a percentage of protection, not time, sunscreen should be reapplied every two hours.

 

Did you know?

•Keep eyes protected with sunglasses that block 99-100% of both UVA and UVB light.
•When repelling insects, apply 1 oz. or higher of sunscreen 30 minutes before heading out, as needed.
•Talk to a specially trained Beauty Consultant about your sun protection options. Chat with a Pharmacist through Gardenia Pharmacy Mobile application, Record your type of skin and get a numerous brands that could help your skin along the daily routine activities.

UV Index
You’ve likely seen a UV (Ultra-violet) number on weather websites or on the news, but what do the numbers mean and what should you do to protect yourself at each level?1

The following recommendations are for health and social care practitioners.

  • Whenever the opportunity arises make people aware that, although sunlight exposure is a normal part of everyday life and some sunlight is good for health, there are risks from excessive exposure
  • Communicate consistent, balanced messages about the risks and benefits of sunlight exposure and the groups at risk. Include:
    • environmental, biological and behavioural factors
    • how to minimise the risks and maximise the benefits of sunlight exposure
    • the strength of sunlight at different times of day
    • advice for children and young people
    • advice according to people’s skin type
    • approaches to protecting skin (clothing, shade and sunscreen)
    • checking for possible signs of skin cancer
    • clarifying common misconceptions about sunlight exposure

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