Sunscreen is an effective tool to protect your skin from the risk of sunburn and skin damage, but it's not tolerable for everyone. Whether you have sensitive skin, you're allergic to sunscreen, or you just don't like the way it feels, the good news is that there's still alternative ways to protect your skin. Whether you're recovering from skin cancer or just trying to prevent it, here are three ways to protect your skin from UV rays without sunscreen.
The clothes you wear can make a big difference between UV rays harming your skin and hardly affecting you at all. However, it's important to note that the type of clothes you wear is just as important as covering up.
Darker clothes absorb more UV rays than lighter clothes, but there are options if you're not interested in wearing exclusively dark clothes. Clothes that are marked with a UPF rating will help to protect you from the sun's rays regardless of their color. UPF ratings mean that the fabric will protect you from both UVA and UVB rays, so they're an excellent choice for anyone seeking sun protection.
The value of accessories should never be overlooked when it comes to sun protection. Sun visors, hats, and sunglasses can all help to shade and cover large swaths of your body and therefore, protect you from the sun.
Like UV clothing, you should always look for measurements of sun protection on the items you buy. Sunglasses should state exactly how much UV radiation they protect you from on the label. Don't buy sunglasses that don't explicitly state how much protection they provide. If your eyes are shaded, your pupils expand, letting in more light. Without UV protection, you could harm your eyes more by wearing sunglasses than going without them
Hats and sun visors should also stipulate whether or not they provide UPF protection. If they don't, they may provide a small amount, but it will mostly be due to the shade they provide.
Lastly, consider protecting yourself from UV rays before they ever reach you. By choosing tinted windows for you home, car, and office, you can prevent UV radiation from ever entering the area you're in. Even if you don't want to purchase new windows, you can reduce UV radiation exposure by adding window films to all of your windows.
UV radiation should be taken seriously, especially if you've had skin cancer or have a family history of it. Protect yourself from the sun now to prevent something bad from happening later. Contact a clinic, like Strnot Dermatology, for more help.Share
6 February 2018
It is never fun to wake up and notice a brand new skin issue, but unfortunately, that's what my sisters and I were up against a few years ago when we all realized we had the same skin disorder. It was ugly, it was embarrassing, and it wasn't going away, which really made us wonder if we could continue to go on. We began thinking about ways to resolve the problem, and it occurred to us that we should work with a dermatologist. We met with a medical professional who had a lot of experience in the field, and it was amazing to see how great the results were. Check out this blog for more information.