Sun Facts

  • UVA rays accounts for upto 95 percent of the UV radiation that reaches the Earth’s surface. It plays a major role in skin aging and wrinkling. It damages the basal layer of the epidemis, where most skin cancer occurs.

  • UVB rays are the chief cause of skin reddening and sunburn, which also damages the epidermal layers. It plays a contributory role in tanning and photoaging.

  • 80 % of the sun’s rays penetrate through light clouds, mist and fog. The sun burn may get in cloudy days.

    On choosing a sunscreen, check whether that leads to overexposure to UV Rays.
    Check your skin regularly for new moles and use SPF factor rate above 30
    Don’t get burned. Red, sore, blistered or peeling skin may take the skin to the higher risk.
    Apply the one half of the sunscreen generously to all bare skin
    Reapply for every 2 hours to make sure the skin remains protected
    Make sure that you are applying on exposed areas daily
    Check the expiration date of the sunscreen

  • Other Sun Tips
    Wear protective clothing
    Wear sunglasses with UV protection
    Avoid Sun Exposure especially from 10 am to 4 pm
    Use Sunscreen on Cloudy Days
    Beware of reflective surfaces