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Sobari Blog: How long can I stay in the sun before I burn?

How long can I stay in the sun before I burn?

It largely depends on two factors: the UV index in your location at a specific time and your skin type.

The UV index or ultra violet index is an international standard measurement of the sunburning UV in a particular place at a particular time. 

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Skin type 1 and skin cancer: What you need to know

Skin type 1 and skin cancer: What you need to know

In 1975, Thomas Fitzpatrick developed a numerical classification for different skin types as a way to estimate the response of different types of skin to ultraviolet (UV) ray exposure.

To this day the Fitzpatrick Scale remains a recognised dermatological tool for determining human skin pigmentation, the likely impact of UV overexposure on an individual and their risk of skin cancer related issues.

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