UV Rays Can be Dangerous Year-Round

Posted by on Friday, September 30, 2016

UV rays can be dangerous even in the fall and winter months.

Although UV Index values are typically higher in the summer months, some conditions can cause your skin to burn around the year.

For example snow can actually increase UV rays.

The sun's ultraviolet rays are 2.5 times more dangerous in snow than on the beach, according to a new Japanese study.

Sun Safety Tips:
  • Seek the shade, especially between 10 AM and 4 PM.
  • Do not burn.
  • Avoid tanning and UV tanning booths.
  • Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.
  • Usa a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day. For extended outdoor activity, use a water-resistant, broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.

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