Are you sun aware? Keeping your skin protected when in the sun is incredibly important as it can cause lasting damage and lead to more serious health issues such as skin cancer. Wearing suncream is an easy and incredibly effective way of staying safe in the sun. Ensure that you have a suncream that protects the skin from the 3 types of ultraviolet (UV) rays: UVA, UVB and UVC.
- UVA rays contribute to skin burning, skin cancer and wrinkling / premature aging. They penetrate deeper into the dermis or the base layer of the skin.
- UVB rays are burning rays and the primary cause of sunburns and contribute to skin cancer. They reach and burn the outer layer of your skin called the epidermis.
- UVC radiation is blocked by the ozone layer. UVC rays are created artificially during certain industrial processes such as welding.