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Protect Yourself Against the Sun With the Right Sunscreen
KETTERING -- Its almost summer, so now is the time to talk about the dangers of too much sun exposure and sunscreen. Any time you expect to be outdoors for a longer period of time, its important to protect your skin.
Sunlight is not the danger; its the harmful UV rays that can damage your skin. UV Rays are a type of energy emitted from the sun. This type of energy is slightly stronger than normal sunlight. This is why you can get a sunburn on a cloudy day.
This is why its important to choose the right sunscreen. Karen Tracy, a pharmacist at Heartland Pharmacy in Kettering, says a high SPF sunscreen is good to a point. For most people, if they stay around an SPF 70, thats a good threshold Tracy said. Once you go higher than SPF 70, it doesnt do any more good. An SPF 70 will give you full protection
Another thing to look for in a sunscreen is UVA and UVB protection. Look for the label Broad-Spectrum protection. A sunscreen with at least SPF 15 and Broad-Spectrum protection will protect your skin from all strengths of UV Rays. Youll be protected from sunburns, skin damage, skin aging, and skin cancer.
Also, no sunscreen is waterproof. If you sweat or spend time in the water you will need to reapply after towel drying. A god rule of thumb is to reapply your sunscreen every two hours.
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