You can see sunlight and feel the sun's heat. That corresponds to infrared radiation. However, you cannot see or feel is ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
UV radiation comes directly from the sun. It can bounce off surfaces such as buildings, concrete, sand, water and snow. It can also pass through light cloud cover. Up to 90% of UV rays pass through clouds, so even when it’s cloudy, you need to protect yourself against the sun’s radiation.
UVA cause skin aging and leads to the skin feeling dry, wrinkly, roughened and saggy. In high doses, UVA can also cause the skin to burn, DNA damage in the skin and skin cancer.
Research also shows that UVA may play an important role in leading to melanoma.
When using sunscreens, always make sure it is broad spectrum (UVA&UVB).
Scientists show that UVB is even more dangerous that UVA.
UVB tends to cause the skin to burn and also causes skin damage and skin cancer.
It is a way of measuring the amount of UV radiation on the earth’s surface at solar noon on a particular day. In Australia, people need to use sun protective measures when the UV index is 3 or higher. In general, UV levels are higher in the northern States of Australia where sun protection is needed throughout the year.
In the southern States, sun protection is recommended when the levels of UV are greater than 3. If people suffer from skin conditions or have a low skin type, then protection should be used year round.
SOLBARI products are rated UPF50+ and effectively protect your skin against all harmful UV rays.
They will become an essential part of your wardrobe this summer for your outdoor activities.
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The SOLBARI Team.
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