Articles for tag: Sun Poisoning, Sun Protection, Upf, Uv Protection

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Best Bets for Sun Protection Performance Clothing for Hikers

Most people know what SPF is. SPF stands for sun protection factor, and it is the rating system for sunscreens and sun blocks. SPF is a measurement of time it takes for skin to burn from exposure to the damaging ultraviolet rays of the sun. UPF is another story; few people know what UPF stands ...

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6 Easy Remedies for Sunburn Relief

I’ve gotten sunburn quite a few times in my lifetime. In my opinion, burns from a tanning bed hurt much worse than from the sun. Here are some tried and true sunburn remedies that I’ve found to be very helpful, which can be used on any type of sunburn – whether it’s from the tanning ...

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Sunscreen Dangers and Health Advisory

“In recent years, we have been bombarded with reports on the dangers of the sun, and the need for sunscreen to protect ourselves from skin cancer. Sales of sunscreen and products containing sunscreen have skyrocketed; yet the incidence of skin cancer in the U.S. has tripled in recent years.” This is a quote from Alternative ...

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Post Beach Skin Care

Vacation is great for you, but it can be really hard on your skin. All that fun in the sun, change in diet, change in activities, and for most of us, mild dehydration, can cause skin issues like acne to creep up out of nowhere. There are a few things that you can do to ...

Sun Poisoning Guide: Symptoms and Treatment

Sun poisoning, medically known as photodermatitis, is an allergic reaction brought on by exposure to the ultraviolet rays of sunlight. It is most common during the summer months when ultraviolet light is at its strongest, but can occur at any time during the year. Sun poisoning is usually associated with sunburn and many people use ...

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Signs and Symptoms of Sun Poisoning

While sun poisoning sounds more severe, it is important to know that any degree of sunburn is considered sun poisoning as the burn indicates the body is having an inflammatory reaction to the excess sunlight. There are stages to sunburn and the symptoms progress all the way up to and include death in the most ...

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My Summers W/ Photodermatosis: Sun Allergy

I used to love playing outside in the summer. The feel of the hot sun on my face and arms was comforting and inviting. I use to beg my mom to let me eat my lunch outside just so I wouldn’t miss a minute of the sunshine. I found cloudy days depressing and boring and ...

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Symptoms and Treatment of Sun Poisoning

We know the value of wearing protective clothing in the sun and the importance of wearing sunscreen today, yet it is easy to forget to apply sunscreen every time you go out. When we forget to wear protective clothing or apply sunscreen regularly when going out into the sun, sun poisoning may result. Sun poisoning ...