While everyone is exposed to radiation from the sun, many may not realize there are three different types of radiation that may impact the skin.
(PRWEB) July 23, 2015
As released previously by AloeVera.com, the Eastern and Western coasts are set to have higher than average temperatures this summer. According to an article released by Weather.com on May 22, 2015, July shows much of the U.S. experiencing cooler than average temperatures. The outside temperature may feel cooler and mislead many to believe it is safe to go outside without sufficient skin protection. AloeVera.com covers the dangers of sun overexposure and tips to prevent skin damage.
While everyone is exposed to radiation from the sun, many may not realize there are three different types of radiation that may impact the skin. One type of radiation is visible light and that is what is seen as sunlight. The second type is infrared radiation which is the actual heat that is felt from the sun. The third type is UV radiation which is the type that interacts with the skin the most. “People may confuse infrared radiation with UV radiation and believe that because the heat doesn’t feel as strong, due to lower temperatures, that their skin is not being damaged,” explains Michael Ryan, spokesperson for AloeVera.com. “This is the furthest from the truth. Even when the temperatures drop to a comfortable level, this does not mean the sun is producing less UV radiation. Even a cloudy day can still cause a sunburn.”
To prevent skin damage even when temperatures seem comfortable, AloeVera.com suggests always preparing the skin before heading outside. Sunscreen with sufficient SPF should be applied and reapplied as directed. Keeping skin hydrated is also a key contributor to diminishing skin damage. Adults and children should drink enough water to counteract any natural loss while outside.
While all these measures are taken before sun exposure, there is a great after exposure method to help soothe and heal the skin. “Using aloe vera, in any form, is a great way to further prevent damage after heading back in,” adds Ryan. “Applying a small amount to the areas exposed helps rehydrate the skin as aloe contains high moisture retention abilities which can help dry or thirsty skin.”
During summer months, many flock to the coastal regions for vacations and in those areas it may be obvious to apply sunscreen and otherwise manage the possibility of skin damage. For everyone this summer, AloeVera.com suggests using the same methods caring for skin regardless of current location. The difference between the temperature outside and the strength of the sun is varied and never guarantees a less likelihood of drying out the skin or damaging it.
To learn more about the benefits of aloe vera, visit AloeVera.com.