Protect Your Eyes and Skin From The Sun: Tips to Minimize Exposure to UV Rays

To protect your skin and eyes from the sun damaging effects, it is not necessary to avoid the sun completely, but you can do some things to minimize your exposure to the UV rays. Here are some examples:

Limit sun exposure- There are certain hours when the sun exposure gets more intense. Usually between 10am-4pm. Avoid being outdoors in direct sunlight during those hours. If you are unsure how strong the sun’s rays are, try the shadow test. If your shadow is shorter than you, the rays are the strongest!

Wear sunglasses – UV blocking sunglasses are essential to protect your eyes and the delicate skin around them. A perfect pair of sunglasses would be a large-framed and wraparound sunglass that offer 100% protection against UVA and UVB rays

Apply sunscreen properly – When choosing a sunscreen, pick one with a high sun protection factor (SPF) 30 or higher. A higher SPF means more UVB protection. Apply sunscreen to your whole body, paying close attention to your face, ears, neck, arms and the areas that are not covered by clothing.

Wear a hat – Wear a wide brim hat. These hats are ideal because they are wide enough to protect your neck, ears, eyes, forehead, nose and scalp!