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Basic Sun Protection

The sun is responsible for supporting life on the earth, but it is also very dangerous to people due to the fact that excessive sun exposure can cause skin cancer to develop not just on the skin but in other organs of the body.  It is for this reason that you need to understand basic sun protection tips so that you can erase this concern from your life.  While it may seem impossible to avoid the sun, it is not impossible to make sure that you have the basic sun protection rules under control so that when you are exposed to the sun you are not at risk and neither are the people that you love.

While you do need a certain amount of the UV rays to be absorbed into the skin in order to stimulate the body to produce Vitamin D, too much leads the cells to mutate which is how cancer is formed if the proper basic sun protection is not practiced on a regular basis.  This does not have to be a concern however, if you follow the three different levels of basic sun protection that sun screen and other sun products can offer because most of these products are available at low prices and only take five minutes or less to apply for a lifetime of reassurance.

The three scales are the ultraviolet protection factor, the sun protection factor, and the eye protection factor.  SPF is the rating that you will recognize from make-up, skin lotions, sun screen, and lipstick products.  A rating of 30 SPF is the average found on beauty products, and means that the skin is protected thirty times more than if no SPF was found on the bottle.  The SPF product is able to work by reflecting, absorbing, or scattering the UVR when the sun hits the skin.  How long it is able to protect you depends on your skin type, the year, the day, and if you applied it correctly.

The UPF rating is used to rate sun protective fabrics and garments and helps to measure the amount of UVR protection that the garment can block out ranging from two up past fifty.  Finally, the EPF rating pertains to sunglasses and is based on a scale of one to ten.  You should always try to seek out sunglasses with higher EPF and make sure that your sunglasses are also able to protect from UVB and UVA radiation.

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