The Usefulness of Sunscreen
The Usefulness of Sunscreen
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  • 승인 2020.06.18 09:00
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How We Can Stay Safe from Ultraviolet Rays

 

In 2020, global warming is poised to bring the temperature higher than the record high of 40.1 Celsius, the highest temperature recorded in Korea in 2018. The U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) predicted that this year is 74.7 percent likely to be the hottest year on record, and the British Meteorological Agency mentioned a 50 percent possibility of this occurring.

Due to COVID-19, the number of people who always stay at home has increased, and the wearing of masks has likewise become part of everyday life. Consequently, interest in weather and ultraviolet rays is lower than before.

However, even if you stay indoors for a long time, you are not safe from ultraviolet rays. First of all, masks have no function to block ultraviolet rays, and they can also affect the skin even on cloudy days and when indoors.

Sunscreen is the most effective of all other functional cosmetics and also essential to prevent aging and pigmentation. Sunscreen should be worn by adults and also children too.

Strong ultraviolet rays dry the skin and accelerate aging and pigmentation. Blemishes on the eyes and freckles are not easily eliminated once they are made. Therefore, they should be prevented by applying sunscreen before they even occur.

Ultraviolet rays have an index divided into 5 levels. Those with sensitive skin need to apply sunscreen when the level is at the lowest rating of 1. However, those who have normal skin should apply sunscreen when the index reaches level 3.

Also, if you are outside from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., regardless of the season, you must apply sunscreen. It is very important to apply sunscreen for your skin. So, do not just think about the importance of sunscreen. You should take action and apply it anywhere, anytime in order to protect your skin.


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