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7 WAYS OF SUN PROTECTION

  1. Avoid the sun from as early as 10am to 4pm, as the ultraviolet (UV) radiation is the strongest. Sunscreen is needed at the day time whether itís summer time or winter time. The sun is the greatest natural source of UV radiation & this radiation is divided into UV-A, UV-B & UV-C. UV-A causes eye & skin problems, UV-B causes tanning or sunburn while UV-C is absorbed by the atmosphere.
  2. If you have to work under the sun, wear long sleeves & long pants.
  3. Wear scarf or a hat.
  4. Use an umbrella for shade.
  5. Walk under shades & use underground bridges whenever possible.
  6. Wear sunglasses with full UV protection & wraparound frame. Wear them whether or not you wear contact lenses. If you wear spectacles, get protective lenses that can be clipped onto the spectacle frame.
  7. Apply sunscreen (SPF 30 & above) on exposed areas like the neck, nose, cheeks, lips, eyelids, ears, shoulders & arms. Apply 15 to 30 minutes before going outdoors & re-apply often.

SPF & Sunscreen: SPF (Sun Protection Factor) indicates the strength of a sunscreen to block out the sun's UV rays. It ranges from SPF 2 to SPF 60. A higher number means longer protection. Sunscreen, also known as suncream or sunblock, must be applied 15 to 30 minutes before stepping outdoors.