There is no other form of physical exercise that is as rewarding and relaxing as swimming. It is the underwater form of meditation and millions of people around the world are passionate about it. While some take it up as sports and adventure for others it’s one of the most popular forms of pastime. But swimming does have one downside; it exposes your skin to the harmful ultra-violet radiation of the sun and can result in Melanoma and other forms of skin cancer. This has caused fear and apprehension in the minds of people who are passionate about swimming.
May is Melonoma Awareness Month, and with summer soon approaching let’s learn some of the facts.
Skin Cancer Facts
- 1 of every 5 American is at the high risk of developing skin cancer in their lifetime. It is estimated 10000 people die of various forms skin cancer annually in America.
- Melanoma skin cancer accounts for most number of deaths and spreads to lymph nodes and internal organs.
- Five Million people in the United States are treated for skin cancer annually.
- Tan is skin’s response to the sun’s damaging rays and there is no such thing as healthy tanning and puts people into high risk
Should these figures discourage you from enjoying your passion on the beach or the pool? No, but you need to be cautious and prevent your skin’s exposure to the harmful UV rays of the sun. Here are some of the simple ways of keeping the Ultra Violet Rays at bay and continue to enjoy swimming –
- Seek Shade – It is important to seek shade in the middle of the day between 10 AM and 4PM when sun’s rays are strongest and the most harmful.
- Wear Sun Protective Clothing – Cover yourself with tops and bottoms as much as possible on the beach or the poolside. Sun protective clothing is readily available and you need to choose these.
- Use Sunscreen – When your skin is exposed to the sun, make sure you are using a sunscreen with a minimum SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of 30 or higher.
- Wear a Hat – A wide-brimmed hat can shade your face and neck from the harmful radiation. If you are choosing a baseball style cap try using other protective clothing for your ears and neck.
- Wear Sunglasses – Wear 100% UVA and UVB absorption sunglasses to protect your eyes and the surrounding skin.
At Undercover Waterwear we want you to enjoy your time at the beach or by the poolside without any apprehension. We bring to you a wide selection of sun protection swimwear which has been specifically designed from high quality materials to protect your sink from ultraviolet radiation of the sun. Our wide range of swim dresses, swimtops and swimskirts have a UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) of 50+ which is well above the recommended range and offers you complete protection from the sun. Our products integrate contemporary designs and styles and let you make a stunning appearance poolside while protecting your skin.