Ever notice how you sunburn more quickly on some days than others? Dr. Williams from Peak Rejuvenation shows how you can actually predict how strong sunburn-producing ultraviolet (UV) rays will be each day with the UV Index. (He also explains some precautionary steps so you don’t burn!)
The UV Index is an international standard measurement of the strength of ultraviolet radiation during a particular place and time. The higher the number, the stronger the rays. You can find the daily UV Index for the Four Corners area on most weather apps.
Two types of UV wavelengths cause injury: UVA and UVB rays. Both are dangerous over long periods of time and can cause cell death, sunburn, or — over time — some forms of skin cancer.
If the UV index for a particular day is high, you can take protective measures to prevent damage. One easy way is to cover up and wear sunscreen. (Use a sunscreen that has both UVA and UVB protection and is rated SPF 30 or higher.) Don’t forget your sunglasses too — look for ones that offer protection from UV rays.
More information about protecting yourself from the dangers of UV radiation (or improving your appearance after years of sun damage) is available on the Peak Rejuvenation website.
Animas Surgical Hospital is proud to partner with Dr. Williams and Peak Rejuvenation. Dr. Williams is one of more than 70 board-certified doctors and healthcare providers that practice at Animas Surgical Hospital. For a full list of providers, visit our directory (/find-a-provider/).