Sun protection is needed to fight skin cancer. With each passing year, the threat of the sun is higher, the specialists say. The protection against solar radiation is done all year long, but when we start to take our clothes off and discover more and more portions of the skin, the rules begin to multiply. They reach the maximum threshold in the summer season.
The rules of sun protection remain the same year after year, but recently the specialists added a few extra measures, as a result of the increasing intensity of the radiation emitted by the sun. Here's what you need to know to protect your skin from the harmful effects of ultraviolet light.
1. Make sure sunscreen lotions or creams offer both UVA protection, as well as UVB. Note that the SPF (protection factor) offers protection only against UVB. It should be at least 15. But it does not protect against UVA. Therefore, it is necessary to read the label and see if it offers this type of protection.
2. Wear clothes as light as possible and made of natural materials. You must know that they only protect you from radiation only to a small extent. But everything is better than nothing. So, try to cover as much of the body as you can in the sun. Even collections of clothing have begun to appear to provide protection against ultraviolet rays.
3. The application of creams or lotions with protective factor should be applied constantly, about 2 every 2 hours, and faster if you swim.
4. The most dangerous hours of sun exposure are between 10:00 - 15:00. During this time the level of UV rays reaches maximum levels, and the risk of skin burns and skin cancer increases considerably. On hot days, the interval can be increased, so it can be somewhere between 9:00 and 17:00. The specialists warn, when appropriate, whether the classic interval of 11: 00-15: 00 changes or not.
5. The beach baggage it must contain the following things to ensure effective protection against ultraviolet rays:
sunscreen creams or lotions (with a minimum protection factor of 30 and water resistant);
beach lotions (moisturizes the skin, improves the possible burns, nourishes it and removes the heat sensation from the skin);
moisturizing lip balm.
6. Avoid giving yourself perfumes or deodorant on hot days or at the beach, because it irritates the skin and promotes skin burning in the sun.
7. Wear sunglasses. Buy quality products for yourself and your family, especially for children. Not all sunglasses are effective for UV protection. Go to the ophthalmologist and he will recommend a pair of glasses to suit you.
8. Take care of the children! They need special care: must wear shorts, light and light clothing and sunglasses with UV protection. They need to be given more sunscreen lotion than adults. The protective factor for them must be at least 30. It must be observed with the strict outside hours and in which they can stand in the sun.
9. Go to your dermatologist regularly to consult you about any changes in the skin, especially the moles. This is the most effective prophylactic method against skin cancer and other conditions.
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