Every day, we are exposed to ultraviolet radiation (UV).
Unprotected exposure to UV from the sun in our daily lives is the primary cause of both skin aging and skin cancer.
Thankfully, scientists have created the UV index. Using a simple number scale of 1 to 11+, the UV index shows the risk of skin damage from the sun at a given time and place. Sun Risk uses the UV index to estimate the risk of sunburn.
Sun Risk uses straightforward descriptions, so you don't have to guess if you need sun protection.
Sun Risk shows the risk of skin damage down to the hour for a single day, so you can plan a sun-safe day.
See the risk of skin damage right on your phone's lock screen with the Sun Risk widget.
Sunscreen provides temporary protection from harmful UV rays. However, sunscreen must be reapplied every two hours, or whenever sweat or water wash the sunscreen off.
Your eyes can be damaged and burned from UV rays just like your skin. Sunglasses that block 100% UVA + UVB are essential to protect your eyes from sun exposure.
A black handheld umbrella can block over 90% of UV rays. This makes a dark-colored handheld umbrella a convenient means of personal sun protection.
Clothing that covers your skin helps to reduce the amount of UV that reaches your skin. Long pants, long sleeve tops, and hats are all great for cutting down on UV exposure.