High Temperatures Don’t Indicate UV Levels

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Warm Weather Is No Indication To UV Level

Let’s smash some myths.. High Temperatures Do Not Indicate on UV Levels! Hot days, or sunny days do not indicate on UV levels either.

Many people walk about thinking UV radiation is higher at warm sunny days, and that UV is less intense at cool cloudy days.

Forget about these myths – because they will cause you to behave differently than you should. Hot summer days and cold winter days have the same level of UVA radiation. The same radiation which can cause in the long run skin cancer and other skin related diseases.

The longer sun rays known as UVA can penetrate into deep skin tissue (dermis) and cause damage like wrinkles, sun spots and discoloration. The UV radiation causes the melanin production to go wild (hyper-pigmentation) or to malfunction (hypo-pigmentation).

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Facts About UV Level During The Day

Even at winter days or cloudy days, UVA can cause damage to the skin. The United States Environmental Protection Agency recommends using sun screen at any given time and not only during a vacation or a sunny trip to Florida..

In general, UV strength is greatest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. during sunny summer days. Up to 80 percent of UV rays pass through clouds, however, meaning that sunburn is possible on cloudy days as well. UV exposure is greater at low latitudes (nearer to the equator) and/or high altitudes. Snow, water, and sand also increase sun exposure by reflecting incoming UV rays, making it especially important for skiers, boaters, and beachcombers to wear clothing and hats and apply sunscreen. Read more..

Sunscreening Lotion For UVA Protection

EPA.GOV recommneds using wide spectrum creams to protectthe skin from UVA:

Sunscreens with an SPF of at least 15 are recommended. You should be aware that an SPF of 30 is not twice as protective as an SPF of 15; rather, when properly used, an SPF of 15 protects the skin from 93 percent of UVB radiation, and an SPF 30 sunscreen provides 97 percent protection

Although the SPF ratings found on sunscreen packages apply mainly to UVB rays, many sunscreen manufacturers include ingredients that protect the skin from some UVA rays as well.

These “broad-spectrum” sunscreens are highly recommended. See more..

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