Alerting all parents out there: Singapore has reached a new high in UV (Ultraviolet) Radiation Levels last Saturday on 6 March 2021 as reported by Straits Times.
Do you know that Singapore has one of the highest rate of UV radiation exposure in the world? Going outdoors here without any sun protection means exposing yourself to high amounts of UV radiation. Overexposure to UV radiation causes wrinkles, sunburn and skin cancer.
Hence, keeping you and your family safe and happy from the sun now is more essential than ever!
Here are the top 5 ways where you could easily protect you and your family from the sun:-
1. Wear Sun-Protective Clothing
Slipping on long sleeves sun protection clothing will minimize the exposure of sunlight to the skin. Make sure as much skin is covered as possible. Get UPF50+ rashguards, raysuits and so on when you are at outdoor recreational areas.
Boys playing outdoors with UPF50+ rashguards from Snapper Rock
2. Put on a hat
Wearing a hat will keep your face and neck shaded from the sun.
Lady looking towards a bright future with UPF50+ hats from Wallaroo Hats
3. Slide on Sunglasses
Keep your eyes protected from the sun by wearing anti-UVA, UVB and UVC sunglasses.
Girl smiling sweetly in UV protected sunglasses from Babiators
4. Slop on Sunscreen
After covering up, apply SPF 30+ sunscreen on exposed areas before going out in the sun. Preferably, the lotion should be applied 20 minutes before basking, and subsequently after every two hours. When doing sports, re-apply sunscreen more frequently. Notably, sunscreen should not be used as an excuse for overstaying under the sun.
Introducing SPF 30+ and SPF 50+ Sunscreen from Cancer Council
5. Seek Shaded Place
Always find a shaded area where you can find protection from the sun.
Boy and dog taking shade in Snapper Rock rashguard and swim shorts.
Take these steps above and you will keep you and family safe from the sun.