Get Out Your Sunblock!


In March, April and May, according to experts at the National University specializing in ultraviolet rays from the sun, may be more harmful to the skin. Mainly between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

“It’s the direction of the sun at this time when the sun is completely perpendicular, meaning that there will be plenty of shade, and that’s the most dangerous.” said Shyam Nandwani an expert in the field.

Areas where more care should be taken with sun exposure are Guanacaste and Puntarenas.

There could be violent ultraviolet rays between March and May, experts recommend a number of people take care.

“With a good hat, long sleeved clothing and sun block we could maintain a constant exposure to sun without problems.” said Jorge Sanchez a dermatologist.

These practices can avoid a number of ailments and even skin cancer.

It could also avoid a sunburn, or prevent redness, flaking and skin blemishes.” said Sanchez.

Although the increase in solar radiation is present during the first months of the year specialists recommend that people protect themselves from the sun throughout the year.

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