TAMC Tip on UV Rays

| August 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tripler Army Medical Center Public Affairs

All should stay protected with sunscreen, hats and sunglasses when out in the sun's rays. (Courtesy photo)

All should stay protected with sunscreen, hats and sunglasses when out in the sun’s rays. (Courtesy photo)

Any time you are outside, you are in danger from the sun’s UV rays. However, too much exposure to UV rays can cause sunburn, when the radiation literally burns your skin and causes it to age prematurely.

Along with being painful, sunburn can have long-term consequences. UV rays can reflect off a variety of surfaces like water, sand and pavement and cause havoc year-round.

It is important to safeguard against the sun’s harmful rays to protect yourself and your skin, the largest organ in your body. To protect yourself, follow these “sunshine” tips:

  • Sunscreen. Always wear sunscreen.
  • Use sunscreen correctly. Apply and reapply.
  • No expired sunscreen.
  • Sunglasses. Wear 100 percent UVA/UVB protection sunglasses.
  • Have (and wear) protective clothing.
  • Inside. Avoid peak UV hours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • No tanning beds.
  • Examine your skin.

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