When UV Rays Are Like X-Ray Vision

When UV Rays Are Like X-Ray Vision - HELIADES UPF Street Clothing

Yes, those UVA rays are like x-ray vision. Did you know this type of UV ray can penetrate through car windows and cloud cover?

As explained through Shape.com:  

You see, the sun gives off two types of rays: UVA and UVB. Rebecca Baxt, M.D., a New York City dermatologist, explains that UVB rays are the ones responsible for giving the skin a tan or sunburn. They are strongest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., less severe in the winter, and do not penetrate through glass. UVA rays are a whole different story. "They are responsible for changing the DNA in the skin, causing premature skin aging and skin cancer," explains Baxt. "UVA rays are approximately the same strength from summer to winter and can penetrate through windows. Simply put, these are the true damaging rays."

Don’t be fooled by cloud cover—you can get just as roasted on a foggy day as a day with obvious sun. Probably, even more so, since you are less likely to put on SPF.

“If you are working, playing, or swimming outside on a cloudy day, do not forget that sunscreen,” warns Baxt. “The clouds can give you a sense of security, but you can still be burned on a day with no visible sun.” 

Plus, those UVA rays we were just talking about can not only go through glass, but cloud coverage, too.  The solution to avoid sun exposure and damaging UV rays is to wear sun protective clothing and sunblock on a daily basis regardless if the sun is shining or not.

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