How Much Sunshine is Too Much?

The Ultraviolet Index (UV Index) is a useful tool for forecasting how long we should be in the sun, and what type (or types of) protection to wear. The UV Index is a measurement of the intensity of UV rays from the sun. It also indicates the speed at which we may feel the damaging effects of excessive exposure. The UV Index will increase the intensity of the sun’s UV radiation. The UV Index can help people make informed decisions about how to protect their skin and eye during the summer.

What is the UV Index?

Too much sun can be dangerous. These issues can arise:

  • Sunburns
  • Eye damage
  • Skin problems (including aging skin, leathery skin and permanent skin damage).
  • Heat Stroke
  • Skin Cancer

How Much Sunshine is Too Much?

If you plan to spend lots of time in sunlight, avoid getting sunburned. Apply sunscreen 10-30 minutes after sun exposureYou should adjust the exposure time based on your skin’s reaction to sunlight. Reapply sunscreen after every two to three hour in the sun. This is especially important if you are swimming or perspiring.

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