Harmful Effects of the Sun

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Mr. Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun please shine down on me. Many people are ready for warm weather and the sunshine! The picture above is of a sun that reminds us of how warm the sun is, but we have to remember the harmful effects of the sun. The sun can expose your skin to harmful UV rays. The sun’s harmful rays can put you at risk to sunburns, premature skin aging, skin damage, and even skin cancer. The following physical characteristics can increase your rate for skin burns and damage: blonde and red hair, blue and green eyes, fair skin, freckles, and moles. People have a higher risk for skin damage if they have light skin. However, everyone should protect themselves from the sun.

You should always remember to wear sunscreen when you are going outside or participating in various outdoor activities. You can check the weather app on your phone to see the UV count before heading out.The UV count will show you how strong the sun is that day. It is usually located at the bottom of the app. Even if it seems cloudy outside, you should still apply sunscreen because the sun is so strong it could still harm your skin. Between the hours of 12-4, you should apply extra sunscreen because this is when the sun is at its peak. You should also consider wearing a hat, especially in the summer. A hat can provide extra protection for your face from the sun’s harmful rays. You should also wear glasses outside because the sun can also harm your eyes. How do you protect yourself from the sun?

By: Amie Schroeder

Short URL: http://voice.lp.noacsc.org/?p=14357

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