Friday, July 11, 2008


Understanding the Effects of Tanning

Getting a nice tan may be tempting but care should be taken when lying in the path of the sun's rays. The severity of a sunburn depends on several factors including skin type and time of day. Some medications can actually make your skin more sensitive so check the label and ask your doctor.

The hours of 10:00am to 3:00pm are when the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays are the strongest. Try to avoid excessive exposure during this time.

Choose the Right SunScreen

Use a sunscreen with a high sun protection factor (SPF). A minimum SPF of 30 is recommended. The higher the SPF, the more you will be protected. Remember to also apply sunscreen clothed skin since UV ray can penetrate most fabrics.

Dress Correctly
Wear a hat and sunglasses to protect the top of your head and eyes. Unprotected eyes are more susceptible to cataracts later in life.

Enjoy the Sun but continue to do the right things to protect your Skin..

To Your Health and Success ~~
Julia Gray, Licensed Practical Nurse
Proud Member My VM Team, My VMTeam Majic

Contributing Information from Healthy Tips Calendar 2008

1 comment:

Stephanie Haile Google Me said...

Great information Julia, with the suns ultraviolet rays beaming hard in the middle of the day, we are all in need of a good sunscreen

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