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Busting Summer Sun Myths

Busting Summer Sun Myths

Do I Need Sun Protection If I Have Darker Skin?

Yes! People with darker skin produce more of a pigment called melanin, which does offer some natural protection against UV radiation. However, this protection is minimal, and even with darker skin, you can still get sunburned, and you can develop skin cancer from UV damage.

Does Clothing Block UV Rays?

Not really. Different types of material offer different levels of protection, depending on the type of material, but nothing is completely effective,...


Top 4 Reasons to Shield from the Sun

Top 4 Reasons to Shield from the Sun

Number 1: Skin Cancer

☀️Nearly 9,500 new cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each day in the U.S. alone

☀️1 in 5 Americans, 1 in 7 Canadians, and 2 in 3 Australians will develop skin cancer in their lifetime

☀️Having 5 or more sunburns doubles your risk for melanoma

Number 2: UV Double Trouble

Certain surfaces reflect UV radiation, hitting your the skin and eyes twice, adding...


All About Sunscreen

All About Sunscreen

 The back of a sunscreen bottle can sometimes look like a foreign language. Do you know what all of it means? Then why are you putting it on your skin? Here, Araya walks you through the 6 things to look for in a sunscreen.

Sun Health Advice from the CDC

Sun Health Advice from the CDC

The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes. Check the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s UV Indexexternal icon for your area, and follow these recommendations to help protect yourself and your family.

Clothing

When possible, long-sleeved shirts and long pants and skirts can provide protection from...


The ABC's of UVs

The ABC's of UVs

Do you know your UVs? The sun emits 3 types of UV rays, and each damage the skin in different ways. Learning how each one works can help you to protect your skin. If you are looking to prevent aging, block UVA rays. If you are worried about skin cancer and burning, protect against UVB rays. For both, chose Araya!

 UVA rays are the longest wavelengths and account for approximately 95 per cent of the UV radiation reaching the Earth's surface. They can penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin and are the culprits behind the break down of important skin proteins,...