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UV-Index Classified as "Very High"



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You may have noticed that the sun is packing a punch lately.  With the summer solstice arriving Friday morning, marking the start of summer, the UV-Index for the region has shot up to the "very high" category, which is an indicator that skin can burn with just 15 minutes of exposure.   Parents always nag their children to put sunscreen on before doing anything outside the front door.  The funny thing is, adults ignore the sunscreen just as much as children.

Many people learn early in life that roasting in the sun is not a good idea unless you want to pay the consequences.  Sally Damm, from Sioux Falls, remembers when her grandma would lather her up with the sun protection that kid’s so badly need, “When I was younger I used to get really burnt, and it would get so bad that sometimes it would blister.” 

Dermatologists say that direct contact with the sun should be totally avoided in children less than 6 months of age, and complexion of the skin is a large factor on how a subject would fare under the direct rays of the sun.  Age doesn’t really make a difference in the suggestion of whether or not you should put sunscreen on in the first place.

Dr. Carmen Schwartz, a local Dermatologist, says she sees first-hand what the sun is possible of, and the disease it can cause.  Every summer they see an increase in clients in for a visit to see what a recently formed spot or bump might be.  The painful effects can be sunburn, or possibly melanoma.  The best way to approach the sun and the harmful UV rays that shine down on us, is simply prevention.  “We recommend any of the products with an SPF of 30 or more, we also suggest looking for the words, ‘broad-band’, that’s means it will cover both UV-A and UV-B rays.”

Those wonderful pools that so many of us leap into for relief can feel cool to the touch but that doesn't mean it blocks the sun, in fact it can even amplify the effects.  Even the color of the sand you lay on can have a huge effect, even doubling the amount of UV energy that hits your skin.

Frequently applying sunscreen will exponentially enhance the way your skin develops if you frequently apply it and will even allot you to age better by decreasing wrinkle development.

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