Sun Protection Questions

Sun Protection Questions 

Sunburn and heat is usually associated with hot summer days when the sun is out in its full might, shining brightly and with extreme might. The UV rays and the heat of the sun during summers is too much for people to bear in the warmer areas, and there is an extreme risk of sunburn and UV rays harm which may cause cancer and other diseases. The sun can be very harmful in the summer but that is not only for the summer as the winter sun is also as dangerous as the summer sun, and even though the intensity of heat is lower in winters, this does not reduce the risk of cancer and UV rays. The sun of winters is as much harmful and preventive measures are as much necessary as they are in the summers.

People have a perception that sunburn is directly related to the intensity of heat and this is a misconception that needs to go away. The sun is equally likely to cause sunburn in winters with low heat intensity as it will cause during summer days. Winter sun does not mean that the sun has lost its potential and that there are less UV rays. It is only the temperature that is lower, but the sun is still emanating the same amount of UV rays which will cause cancer if they interact with the human body unblocked.
 
Going into more detail, winters poses a much bigger threat for sunblock which is applied becomes dried off and has to be constantly reapplied for it to be effective, which is not the case in summers. In winters, the weather is cold and dry and hence the sunblock is not as effective. Also, the skin develops cracks and the lips burn. Applying a sunblock and a lip balm at all times when out in the sun is important otherwise the body will be exposed to the UV rays and there will be a great chance of cancer and other diseases.
 
A little sun even in winters for people who have a fair skin is a threat. The exposure to the UV rays can immediately cause a tan and then a sunburn which will lead to skin cancer in the longer run. Covering the head and the neck and ears is integral when out in the sun. The face and arms should have a proper sunblock with an SPF rating of 15 or higher, depending on the weather conditions. 
 
Sunburn can be caused in winters and this is something that people really need to understand. Taking a sunbath or going unprotected in the sun is equal to the same amount of cancer exposure that would be caused by smoking a cigarette. Application of sunblock is integral and there is no other method to protect skin from burning and the UV rays. 
 
It is equally important to take care of skin and avoiding sun in the winters for staying healthy in the longer run. These steps need to be followed to avoid skin cancer.

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