Protect yourself from the Sun

By katherine g Sophia R

Why Do we Need to Protect ourselves

The sun contains Ultra Violet Rays such as UVA and UVB Rays. It's important to protect yourself from the Rays. They can cause sunburn and even skin cancer.

It's important to wear sunscreen when outdoors at all times.

Types of rays

  • UVA Radiation is able to pass through any type of glass and can cause premature aging and wrinkles to the skin. Studies show that these Rays might play a role in causing basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma.

  • UVB Radiation this is what most researchers believed to be responsible for the development of melanoma and skin also causes sunburns. Although it cannot penetrate through glass.

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Ways to Protect Yourself

  • It's important to have sunscreen with spf of 30 or higher.

  • Stay out of midday sun (approximately 10 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon), because it's the strongest point of rays. Find proper shade if you have to be outdoors.

  • Use the shadow rule of you must: If the shadow is shorter than you, that means UV rays are strong.

  • Wear UV ray protective glasses to prevent eye damage

  • Wear hats with 4 inch wide brims that cover face, necks eyes.

  • Wear lip balm that contains SPF of 15 or higher
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Find shade to protect yourself when you don't have protection

Cancer development

2 types- Basal and Squamous cell skin cancers

basal and squamous cell cancers can most likely develop on sun-exposed areas of the skin, like face neck, ears,etc.

Basal cell cancers tend to grow slowly and most likely never spread to other parts of the body.

Squamous cell cancers can more likely grow into deeper layers of the skin and spread, but this isn’t common.

So make sure to protect yourself and keep your skin healthy and safe!