The skin has resources that protect it from UV radiation and that it can "spend" depending on the color. For a chocolate skin you risk getting skin cancer. Less prone to this condition are creoles. They are born with a larger "solar capital", which means that, genetically, their body can better defend against the sun's radiation. Unlike them, those with light skin should be "economical" in terms of sun exposure: they should make the beach gradually and only a few hours a day. Skin cancer occurs when the body no longer has the natural possibility to protect itself from solar radiation. Specialists call this ability with which we are born "solar capital", which can reach the end of life. "Sometimes, people are exhausted from youth through repeated exposures," explains dermatologist Anca Zbranca.
Chemicals or genetic inheritance can be just as guilty for skin cancer as well as solar radiation. The safest method of prevention is to avoid them. Even when it comes to a certain genetic factor, it is possible to avoid skin cancer as long as you protect yourself. "In our country, sun exposure should be avoided between 10.00 and 16.00. Sun protection, especially for children, should be done with a UV cream of 50, applied once every three to four hours or immediately after leaving the water. If the little boy is playing on the beach, he should be dressed, "says Dr. Anca Zbranca. Face, neck or neck cream with protective factor should not be missing, regardless of the season.
Read the whole article in: Evenimentul Zilei
April 23, 2007