The summer just arrived and, with it, the long sunny days in which we expose our skin to ultraviolet light for many hours a day. Most people enjoy being exposed to daylight for some time every day, however, excessive sunbathing. A good protection is the way to avoid skin lesions that can lead to skin cancer, whose incidence has increased in Spain, for example, by 38% in the last four years (in the European country there are 4,000 new cases per year of melanomas approximately, according to data from the Spanish Academy of Dermatology and Venereology).
Thanks to our top blinds at Sure Shade you can finally enjoy top quality external cover that will help you keep your house cool and comfortable for these hotter days as well as protecting yourself of excessive UV rays.
Summer will be hotter and less rainy than usual
Some people say they do not apply sunscreen because their skin is already toasted by the sun. You should know that although the skin may not burn if you do not, it suffers. A person of brown skin that does not use sun protection can also suffer health problems.
No, you are not protected with a sunscreen with only 15 degrees
You do not even believe it. The sun protection factor indicates the number of minutes we can receive the sun rays before having to re-apply sunscreen again. If exposure to the sun is prolonged, a low protection factor will not suffice. Even lotions that offer a higher sun protection index do not block the passage of ultraviolet radiation and do not protect 100%.
“I apply sunscreen only once, when I go to the beach”
It’s not enough, and you know it. To be well protected you have to apply sunscreen all over your body every 2 hours and always after leaving the water (after drying). And surely you love to dry in the sun … Do you know the magnifying effect? The best thing for your skin is to dry well after each bath and return to give you protective cream. Water drops favour sunburn and decrease the effectiveness of sunscreens even if they are water resistant.
“UVB and UVA rays? This is confusing… “
You want to know the difference between these two types of rays to buy the right sun cream. The UVA are responsible for the aging of the skin; UVB causes burns. The information that appears on the cream bottle is the SPF (or SPF in some brands) and refers to the UVB. For example, a factor of 30 SPF means that it blocks 97% of the rays that cause burns. The factor of UVA should be at least one third, so a sunscreen with factor 30 will have a protection factor against skin aging of 10.
Never forget to apply sunscreen on your ears
Focus on those areas of the body that are more delicate than others facing the sun, such as the face, shoulders and neckline. There are others that turn into the forgotten ones when it comes to smearing cream: neck, bald, ears, hands and insteps. All of them require a minimum recommended protection factor of 30.
“Sunscreen? Not needed if I’m under the umbrella … “
Many people say that the best thing about the sun is the shade … But do not forget that umbrellas or clothes do not completely eliminate solar radiation, so in the shade you also have to use sunscreen.
Sunrays are only harmful at specific times of day
It would be better if you avoided the most intense hours, between 12:00 and 16:00 hours. Then the sun’s rays are stronger and, therefore, damaging to the skin.
“If it’s cloudy, you do not need sunscreen”
Error. On cloudy days it is also necessary to use protection because the sun’s rays penetrate the clouds and are reflected in the water or sand, so you are also exposed to solar radiation even if the sun is hidden.
Today, city tourism or just going to be at home; sunscreen not needed
Limiting the use of sunscreen to those times you go to the beach or the pool is just not enough. You should apply it even in the city, since the sun’s rays also affect us walking down the street. But you are not the only one, only 22% European people protect themselves every day of the year against 18% in the rest of the world.
It is not true that you need to take sun baths using UVA lamps at least once a year
You should know that experts warn that these tanning sessions with UVA lamps increase the risk of skin cancer and age. But even if you use them you must protect yourself from the sun.
If you are of all the mistakes above, be careful to check your freckles and moles, because skin cancer is the only one that can be detected early with the naked eye.
Many people underestimate the importance of protecting from UV rays when they are at home. With our blinds made of aluminium you can forget about UV rays affecting your skin in an uncontrollable way as well as you can totally forget about dusty external blinds. It is also the most suitable choice to maximise outdoor space by placing an external blind on your balcony or patio area. This creates an outdoor space that is as safe and comfortable as any living room. We give you the option to have an excellent and innovative product protecting you from UV rays.
Also, it is important to mention that with external aluminium louvres, you can be sure that your expensive flooring, furniture, and personal belongings will be in top conditions as there is no direct sunlight that can produce them any fading. Contact us today to purchase blinds that will sure keep your house cool and protect you from excessive sunlight. Visit our website.