The winters bring down the atmospheric temperature and not the intensity of the sun rays. It is extremely important to understand the effects of the sun rays remains the same or to some extent worsens during the winter season as the Earth is a barrier the ozone layer is also comparatively thinner during this time of the year. Those who live in places where snowfall could happen, are at a higher risk as the snow tends to reflect the UV rays making you expose further to it.
Sunlight is a cancer causing agent.
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The UV rays present in the sunlight is responsible for causing most of the basal cell and squamous cell cancers. Melanoma too is seen to be caused by sunlight. This is the biggest reason why dermatologists heavily recommend the use of sunscreens.
Which of the following is an ingredient of physical sunscreens?
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There are two types of sun screen depending on the ingredient and how they work. While physical sunscreens are the safer options with ingredients like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide that forms a physical coating on the skin and blocks the effects of the harmful rays, the chemical ones contain harmful chemicals like oxybenzone and octinoxate that get absorbed in the skin and could cause irritation.
Which of the following is an artificial source of UV light?
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As surprising as this may sound, some researchers say that you should apply sunscreen while using laptop and mobile phones too. The bluish light that is emitted from the screens of such devices contains UV light as well and are as dangerous as being exposed to the sun.
Sunscreen is an essential part of your daily skin care routine and must be applied in the morning.
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Sunscreen gets washed away with your sweat as the day progresses. This leads to your skin being exposed to the harmful sunlight. It is extremely important to apply sunscreen repeatedly throughout the day to keep your skin protected.