Sun, ultraviolet radiation, can start to burn unprotected skin within minutes. To help protect yourself before going into the garden, these tips are helpful: When the UV level is three or above:
- Wear a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, and a broad-brimmed hat.
- Apply broad-spectrum SPF 30+ sunscreen to unprotected skin 20 minutes before going outside and reapply regularly.
- Wear wraparound sunglasses. Ultraviolet radiation may cause temporary blindness and an increased risk of cataracts.
- Garden in the shade.
- Avoid gardening during the hottest part of the day, which is about 11 am to 3 pm). Garden in the early morning or late afternoon.
Source: Better Health