Summer is here!
It is summer, sunny days and high temperatures, they are the perfect attraction to be outdoors, it is part of the season. However, we do not always know how to protect ourselves from the sun correctly. Often times, many people consider that staying in the shade is enough, when in fact, it is not.
Regardless of the activity you decide to do, be it going to the beach or spending it on the terraces, you must protect your skin from the sun's rays to enjoy a summer without problems.
Carrying out activities without protection are actions that can have serious consequences for our health if we overdo it, such as sunstroke, dehydration, heat stroke ...
As we mentioned earlier, summer is synonymous with vacations, spending a lot of time outdoors, and enjoying hot weather. If you feel that the temperature becomes unbearable on some occasions, this series of tips and tricks will be useful to you to help you fight the heat and prevent diseases. Discover them below!
Prolonged exposure to the sun can cause damage
Solar radiation not only damages the skin, but also the sensitive areas of the retina and the cornea of the eyes. For this reason, protecting yourself from the sun in summer is not just a matter of staying in the shade to try to protect your skin. In reality, it involves various strategies to protect what may be too exposed to the sun's rays.
The areas of the body most vulnerable to exposure to UV radiation They are the ears, the face, the eyes and the arms, which if not protected properly can suffer from sunstroke or burns. Especially from 12:00 noon to 5:00 in the afternoon, which is when the sun hits the strongest.
In today's article we give you these 5 tips for sunbathing that will become your commandments this summer to avoid heatstroke and heat stroke.
- Limit the exposure time. The sun brings us many benefits, including our mood, but if we want to avoid long-term complications in the skin and body, we must limit the exposure time (no more than 30 minutes of continuous exposure).
- Use a good sunscreen. Always use products that have scientific evidence and have been dermatologically tested. The most important thing is that you choose the texture that you like the most so that you feel like putting it on (and reapply every 2 hours).
- Hydrate well and often. Good hydration is key to leading a healthy life, but on the days when we sunbathe it becomes essential and very important, since the sun causes progressive dehydration in our body that intensifies when we are under its rays.
4. Appropriate clothing. Wearing the appropriate clothing protects you against harmful UV radiation and will help minimize heat stroke. Summer is to be comfortable, so wear cool clothes that protect you from the sun's rays, at the same time add sun glasses, hats and caps to your outfit.
5. Especially protect children. Children should always use sunscreens specifically formulated for them because the concentration of their filters is different. Children's skin is especially delicate.
General recommendations for infants and children are as follows:
- In the case of babies under 1 year old. We recommend keeping them out of direct sunlight and protecting them from indirect light with protectors specifically formulated for baby's fragile skin.
- Children between 2-3 years old. They should not be directly exposed to sunlight. They should always use a suitable protector with a very high SPF (50+) and also complement it with physical measures such as t-shirts, hats. pants, sunglasses and umbrella to reduce areas exposed to the sun.
- In children older than 3 years. Due to the activities on the beach and in the pool. It is necessary to apply resistant or very resistant infant protectors, that is to say, that maintain the SPF 40 or 80 minutes after submerging in the water. If that period of time passes, the protector must be reapplied.
It is clear that sunbathing can help us obtain the tan that we all want in summer, but it is essential to bet on adequate protection to avoid damage to health, because the negative effects of exposure are cumulative.