With the arrival of good weather we spend more time outdoors. We go to the beach, we do excursions, we do sports activities outdoors or we simply walk long hours in the sun.
The prolonged sun exposure carries risks important that we should not forget, as the appearance of melanomas, ie skin cancer. And there are other dangers like sunstroke, severe burns, rashes, fever in the lips or allergic reactions, among others.
In the case of children , we must still take extra precautions, as their skin is very sensitive and requires special protection . We recommend that you follow some key guidelines Best Skin Care to minimize possible injuries and to get a perfect tan without damaging the skin.
Before sunbathing, always apply sunscreen cream.
Forget getting to the beach and then get the cream to put it on! You should apply the sun protection cream on the entire skin at least 30 minutes before exposure to the sun , as it is the time it takes to absorb it. The skin must be well dry before putting on the sunscreen and must be evenly spread throughout the body to avoid staining, not forgetting the ears, toes or neck.
Remember to repeat the application after the bath or after excessive sweating and renew the cream every two hours in hours of greater solar radiation or if the skin is many hours exposed to the sun.
Avoid long exposure to the sun and protect sensitive areas of the body.
The best remedy to avoid risks and injuries is to avoid prolonged exposure to the sun. The first exposures should be progressive , preferably with a maximum of half an hour a day. It is also not recommended to spend long periods of time under the sun even if you use some sun protection product. And it is important to avoid especially the hours of greater solar radiation, between 12 and 16 hours.
Special care must be taken with certain areas of the body where the skin is most sensitive or exposed to the sun: the face, neck, lips, eyes, head, neckline or ears. Wear hats, sunglasses and lip balm to protect them.
To protect babies from the sun, experts from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advised to protect children under two years of age from direct sunlight, especially when ultraviolet (UV) rays are more intense. They also advise avoiding chemical filters or sunscreens in children under six months of age, as babies’ skin is much thinner and absorbs the chemical compounds of sunscreens much faster, which increases the risk of causing irritation, inflammation or reactions allergic reactions.