WHAT ARE UVA & UVB RAYS?
Sunlight is made up of many different types of rays, but the two most harmful for our skin are UVA and UVB rays. The letters "UV" stand for ultraviolet, and the sun transmits ultraviolet light through different wavelengths as electromagnetic radiation.
This radiation is made up of UVA & UVB rays that can cause damage to the skin.
These rays are long ultraviolet waves that penetrate the thickest layer of the skin and cause cellular damage, aging and skin cancer.
These rays are short ultraviolet waves that stay on the skin's surface layer and cause sunburn, skin cancer and melanoma.
EXPOSURE TO ULTRAVIOLET SUNLIGHT CAN DAMAGE
SKIN EVERY DAY, ESPECIALLY DURING THE PEAK HOURS OF 10AM TO 4PM.
UV RAY INDEX
The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) both maintain an ultraviolet rating system to monitor the strength of the sun's ultraviolet rays. You can check the UV levels in all parts of the U.S. and monitor the levels in your local area every day throughout the year.
CHECK THE UV INDEX RATING IN YOUR LOCAL AREA BELOW:
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