UV Index Information

PARASUN keeps you protected no matter what the weather. Keep one in your bag to use in case of rain, to wear in the midday sun when the UV index is moderate, and to wear at all times when the UV index is high or above.

Your skin can suffer UV damage even on cloudy days. Want to be notified when the UV index reaches a certain level? Use our UV Index Alert system.

Please take note of the range of UV Index levels, and recommended sun precautions to take:
 

UV Index Level

Risk of Harm From Unprotected Sun Exposure

Recommended Precautions (Adapted from EPA.gov)

0-2 Low
  • Wear sunglasses on bright days.
  • If you burn easily, cover up and use broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen.
  • Watch out for bright surfaces, like sand, water and snow, which reflect UV and increase exposure.
  • Take your PARASUN with you in case of rain! 
3-5 Moderate
  • If outdoors, stay under your PARASUN midday when the sun is strongest, and wear UV-blocking sunglasses.
  • Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days, and after swimming or sweating. 
  • Watch out for bright surfaces, like sand, water and snow, which reflect UV and increase exposure.
6-7 High
  • Reduce time in the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • If outdoors, stay under your PARASUN and wear UV-blocking sunglasses.
  • Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days, and after swimming or sweating. 
  • Watch out for bright surfaces, like sand, water and snow, which reflect UV and increase exposure.
8-10 Very High
  • Minimize sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • If outdoors, stay under your PARASUN and wear UV-blocking sunglasses.
  • Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days, and after swimming or sweating. 
  • Watch out for bright surfaces, like sand, water and snow, which reflect UV and increase exposure.
11+ Extreme
  • Try to avoid sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
  • If outdoors, stay under your PARASUN and wear UV-blocking sunglasses.
  • Generously apply broad spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen every 2 hours, even on cloudy days, and after swimming or sweating.
  • Watch out for bright surfaces, like sand, water and snow, which reflect UV and increase exposure.