Although we must give credit to the sun for the beautiful summer days in Florida, it is also important to remember the sun can be very harmful if we are not careful. The sun emits Ultraviolet waves as a form of energy, and these waves can be very dangerous for our bodies if not closely monitored. They can lead to sun poisoning, and even cancers such as melanoma.

Sunscreen is the most important method of protection from the sun. It is recommended you use broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. Make sure to apply liberally to all areas approximately 20 minutes before exposure. Also, remember to reapply every two hours and every hour if you are swimming.

One thing which is often overlooked when considering UV protection is your eyes. Your eyes are one of the most important parts of your body, and are also one of the most delicate. The eyes can be very sensitive to UV radiation and it is important to wear sunglasses to protect your retinas from damage. Polarized sunglasses will help even more because they filter out extra glare, which could be potentially dangerous. Also, be sure to wear a hat with a broad brim to keep the sun out of your eyes and out of your face.

Wearing long sleeve shirts and pants can be a hassle because they are often too hot to wear in the summer, but they provide the most protection against UV radiation and they are a surefire way to protect your body from the sun. Covered skin is the safest skin.

UV radiation can be very harmful to our bodies if we are not careful, but be sure to follow these simple steps to protect your skin. It was seem simple, but shielding your skin with sunscreen and your eyes with sunglasses can go a long way in keeping your body healthy. Click here for more helpful tips on sun protection!


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