Sun Facts

  • UVB rays get stronger during the summer and need higher SPF sunscreen.
  • Concrete, sand, water and snow reflect UV rays and intensify sun exposure
  • Children get on average three times more sun exposure than adults.
  • Sun protection defenses from premature skin aging that sun causes.
  • Eighty percent of lifetime sun damage occurs by the age of eighteen.
  • Remember that sun’s rays are strongest between 10a.m. and 4p.m.
  • The harmful effects of UV rays are cumulative. Use sunscreen daily.
  • Sensitivity or redness from sunburn can take up to 24 hours to show.
  • Fragrances like bergamot, citron, lavender and musk cause photosensitive reactions and should be avoided during sun exposure.