Sun Safety: Save Your Skin



  • Sun safety isn’t out of season.
    Summer’s arrival means it is time for picnics, trips to the pool and beach – and a spike in sunburns. But winter skiers and fall hikers got to be as wary of the sun’s rays as swimmers do. people that work outdoors got to take precautions, as well.
    The need for sun safety has become clear over the past 30 years, with studies showing that excessive exposure to the sun can cause carcinoma and premature aging of the skin.
    Harmful rays from the sun – and from sunlamps and tanning beds – can also cause eye problems, weaken your system , and provides you unsightly skin spots and wrinkles or “leathery” skin.
    Sun damage to the body is caused by invisible ultraviolet (UV) radiation, which reaches us as long wavelengths referred to as UVA and shorter wavelengths referred to as UVB. UVB radiation can cause sunburn.
    But the longer wavelength UVA is dangerous too, because it can penetrate the skin and damage tissue at deeper levels.Tanning may be a sign of the skin reacting to potentially damaging UV radiation by producing additional pigmentation that gives it with some – but not nearly enough – protection against sunburn.
    In fact, tanned skin is broken skin.



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