Most people are under the misconception that their skin needs protection from harmful UV rays only when they go to a beach. It is highly important to wear sunscreen every day you head out for work. It has been seen that people who wear sunscreen daily have less chance of developing skin cancer. As the primary role of a sunscreen is to block harmful rays coming from the sun, it is beneficial for people of all age groups. It is also advisable to wear long-sleeve shirts when you go out. Sun’s harmful UV rays are classified into two groups: UVA and UVB. UVA rays are responsible for the aging of the skin. It causes wrinkles, freckles and another kind of spots on to the skin. On the other hand, UVB rays cause sunburns. However, both the types are carcinogenic, i.e. cancer-causing.
This is how one should choose a sunscreen:
In order to choose the best sunscreen [ครีมกันแดดที่ดีที่สุด, which is the term in Thai], several factors should be considered. These factors include SPF range, broad spectrum and waterproof capabilities. Always try to choose a sunscreen with 30 SPF or higher. This will block 96-97% of harmful UV rays. Before you go out, apply sunscreen to all the parts of the body that is going to be exposed to the sunrays. The best strategy for protection is to cover your skin with long sleeved clothes.
Some more tips so you can be safe outside:
UV rays are strongest between 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It is best to avoid going out during this duration. However, if you have to, you should always be wearing sunscreen. You also need to limit your direct exposure with the sun. Do consider to use glasses that don’t let UV rays to come in.