Sun Protection

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Davis is hot and sunny from May to September, so sun protection is important. Here are some ways to protect yourself from those UV rays.

Sunscreen

SPF -(Sun Protection Factor) is A number on a scale for rating sunscreens. The SPF numbers on a package can range from as low as 2 to as high as 60. These numbers refer to the product's ability to block out the sun's rays.

The SPF rating is calculated by comparing the amount of time needed to produce a sunburn on protected skin to the amount of time needed to cause a sunburn on unprotected skin.

An SPF of 15 or higher is generally considered helpful in protecting the skin from UV rays.

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Hats

Broad brimmed hats are especially useful, keeping the sun off both your face and your neck.

Clothing

Most clothing has some sun protection factor, but you can also purchase clothing specifically made to have 30+ SPF.

Sunglasses

If you already have glasses, you can get prescription sunglasses or those interesting-looking temporary sunglasses (which look normal inside, but get darker in direct sunlight).

Shade

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