You may have heard of the X Factor. Do you have the Sun Protection Factor? For health sake, you better! SPF, UV, what does it all mean? Let’s break it down.
SPF or Sun Protection Factor is protection from harmful ultraviolet rays. These harmful rays come from the sun and other artificial sources like tanning beds. SPF is found in, you guessed it, sunscreens. Ultraviolet rays can cause skin cancers, sunburns, and even skin damage in the form of wrinkles and spots..
Do any of these statements sound like you?
I don’t burn.
I wear sunscreen when I go to the beach.
It’s not sunny today, I don’t need sunscreen.
Here are some hard facts.
Did you know that Skin Cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, and anyone can get it? The American Academy of Dermatologists Association estimates that 1 in 5 will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.
What is skin cancer?
“The two most common types of skin cancer—basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas—are highly curable but can be disfiguring and costly to treat. Melanoma, the third most common skin cancer, is more dangerous and causes the most deaths.” (1)
Reduce your risk
It’s so simple. If you are going to be outdoors, then you need protection. That’s year- round folks.
Cover up, clothes, hats, sunglasses.
Wear a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher. This should be applied to all areas that will be exposed. Don’t forget ears, neck, scalp and your hands!
Re-apply sunscreen. That’s on average after every couple of hours of being outdoors or after excessive perspiration or swimming.
Report any unusual skin changes to your doctor. Early skin cancer detection is highly treatable.
How often should you apply sunscreen?
“Every day! The best practice is to apply 30 minutes before venturing outside to allow the sunscreen to bind to your skin. Reapply every two hours of exposure and immediately after swimming or excessive sweating.
Even when it’s cloudy, up to 80 percent of the sun’s UV radiation reaches the earth. Going unprotected on an overcast day can lead to skin damage.” (2)“The SPF number tells you how long the sun’s UVB rays would take to redden your skin when using a particular sunscreen compared with the amount of time without sunscreen. So if you use an SPF 15 product exactly as directed (applied generously and evenly, and reapplied after two hours or after sweating or swimming), it would take you 15 times longer to burn than if you weren’t wearing sunscreen.” (3)
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