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The UV Index is issued daily to advise you on the strength of the sun’s UV rays in your region. The higher the number, the stronger the rays. Check your region’s UV index here today, and take the proper precautions to protect yourself when you’re outdoors.

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Why Do I Need Sunscreen?

To help protect our skin from invisible ultraviolet (UV) rays from the sun, namely UVA and UVB rays. UVC rays are short wavelength and do not reach the earth's surface.

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What is SPF?

The SPF – or “sun protection factor” – number on a sunscreen’s label is a guide to the product’s level of sunburn protection. The SPF number indicates how much longer you can stay exposed to the sun before getting sunburned when wearing sunscreen, as opposed to without sunscreen.


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