Quick Answer: How Do You Protect Yourself From UVA?

Quick Answer: How Do You Protect Yourself From UVA?

  • Cover up. Wear tightly-woven clothing that blocks out light.
  • Use sunscreen. A sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15 blocks 93 percent of UV rays.
  • Wear a hat. A wide brim hat (not a baseball cap) is ideal because it protects the neck, ears, eyes, forehead, nose, and scalp.
  • Wear UV-absorbent shades.
  • Limit exposure.

How do I protect from UVA?

Prevention Guidelines

  1. Seek the shade, especially between 10 AM and 4 PM.
  2. Do not burn.
  3. Avoid tanning and UV tanning booths.
  4. Cover up with clothing, including a broad-brimmed hat and UV-blocking sunglasses.
  5. Usa a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day.

Which is more harmful UVA or UVB?

UVA light, also known as long-wave light, accounts for about 95% of the UV light that reaches our skin. Although both UVA and UVB are bad for skin, UVA rays are more of a threat because a much larger percentage of them reach earth’s surface.

Does zinc oxide protect against UVA?

UVA rays damage skin and can contribute to skin cancer. You should choose a sunscreen that offers broad-spectrum protection (from UVA & UVB). The mineral zinc oxide provides excellent UVB & UVA protection. Zinc oxide is the only active ingredient in all Badger sunscreens.

What ingredients protect against UVA rays?

What protection ingredients protect against both UVA and UVB? Certain sunscreen ingredients protect against both UVA and UVB radiation. These include oxybenzone, octinoxate, ecamsule, titanium dioxide, zinc oxide and avobenzone.

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