The Sun Emits UV Radiation
Penetrate to the DEEPEST LAYERS of your skin, causing ageing, sagging, and spotting.
We receive 10X the exposure to UVA rays then UVB.
UVA radiation accounts for 95% of the radiation that reaches the surface of the earth.
Unlike UVB rays, UVA rays hit us in a STEADY, CONSISTENT stream during each day.
11AM TO 3PM are the most critical hours for sun protection.
Penetrate to the TOP LAYERS of your skin, causing burning, and even cancer.
1,000 times more effective at causing cancer than UVA rays.
Strongest between DECEMBER and MARCH
VARY IN INTENSITY by season, location and time of day.
10AM TO 4PM is when we are hit with the most UVB radiation.
2 in 3 Australians will have a form of skin cancer before the age of 70
Only ONE-THIRD of UVB rays come from direct sunlight. The other TWO-THIRDS are reflected from the sky. On a highly overcast day ONLY 40% of harmful rays are blocked by clouds.