😎 As we spend time in the sun, we should be aware of the harm that UV rays cause to our skin..

11 July 2022


U.V. Safety Awareness Month is celebrated every July when most of us are gearing up to enjoy the warmer days outside. Picnics, outdoor sports, the pool, the beach, relaxing with a drink in your hand and the breeze in your hair — sound cool? It sure is! What isn’t cool is skin and eye damage caused by excessive exposure to the sun’s U.V. rays. The longer your exposure, however, the greater your risk of sun damage if you’re unprotected. 



UV-B rays reach the outer layer of the skin with short wavelengths, UV-A wavelengths are longer and penetrate the middle layer of your skin. Too much sun exposure without protecting yourself can result in harmful effects such as:

Skin cancer

Premature aging of the skin

Suppression of the immune system

Damage to eyes and vision problems


5 things to know to STAY SUN SAFE.

S.P.F. stands for Sun Protection Factor The SPF number tells you how long the sun’s U.V. rays would take to darken your skin versus the amount of time without any sunscreen.

Always use a broad-spectrum sunscreen,this means it can protect you from both U.V.A. rays that cause sunburn and U.V.B. rays that cause skin damage like skin aging.

Not all sunglasses are created equal Wrap-around or oversized styles offer more protection but make sure they block 99% to 100% of U.V. rays.

U.P.F. clothing can be expensive, clothes labeled with Ultraviolet Protection Factor or U.P.F. provide a level of certainty but common fabrics like cotton and denim that cover most of your body can offer some protection as well.

Some clothing colors can provide U.V. protection,darker and more vivid colors absorb more UV than pale colors, making them less likely to reach your skin.


We already know SUNSCREEN is the holy grail, but here's a guide on how to choose between its two variants -physical and chemical..

As a consumer, how does one distinguish between chemical and physical sunscreen? One of the cues lies in reading labels.  Look for terms such as mineral sunscreen or best is to read the labels and watch out for the ingredients. If you see Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide as leading ingredients, then it is a Physical sunscreen. If avobenzone, oxybenzone, octinoxate, tinosorb, etc mentioned, they are Chemical sunscreens


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