Sunscreen and Ways Clothing Can Protect You from Sun Damage
Skin Cancer Care Specialists | May 31, 2017
Here in South Florida, protecting your skin from sun damage is important all year long. That’s why Dr. Weisberg recently sat down with Channel 5 News to discuss some of the best ways to stay safe when you’re exposed to UV rays. Here are some of the top tips he suggested, and you can watch the video below to learn more!
- With Sun Block, the Higher the SPF, the Better. Look at sun blocks on the market today, and you’ll see the packaging usually designates a certain level of SPF (sun protection factor). Generally speaking, the higher this number is, the better.
- It’s Vital to Find a Sun Block You Like Wearing. As important as high SPF numbers may be, they can’t do you any good if you hate using them because they’re greasy or uncomfortable. The fact is, when you like a sun block, you’re that much more likely to use it and benefit from its protection. That’s why, with so many options on the market today, you can feel free to experiment to find the one that you like the best.
- feel free to experiment to find the one that you like the best.Be Sure to Use UPF Clothing. It’s more than sun block that can protect your skin. Another worthy option is UPF (ultraviolet protection factor) clothing, which is clothing rated for its UVA and UVB protection. Whereas SPF products can sweat off over time, UPF clothing stays protective as long as you’re wearing it, especially if you choose high-quality products made by reputable brands. These products maintain their sun protection capabilities even after multiple washings.
- Try Wearing Hats with Neck Flaps or Face Guards. When you’re out on the water, you need more protection than a typical hat that covers your head. Look for a hat with a neck guard and/or faceguard such as the kinds that boaters use, to maximize your protection.
There’s a lot you can do to protect your skin from the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) rays. Use the four tips above to get started—and enjoy all the benefits of time in the sun, without fear of serious skin damage.
Watch Dr. Weisberg’s Interview Below