Sun Exposure

The well-dosed sun exposure may bring us many benefits like, Vitamin-D synthesis, a better assimilation of calcium and phosphor in the bones and a happy mood if we feel a little depressed.

 

But what happens when we ignore the doctor advice and we stay longer in the burning sun?

Long sun exposure may be a risk factor for skin cancer or skin burns but also can aggravate some auto-immune disease like Lupus.

Skin burns are the first clue that we have over exposed ourselves to the sun.

First the skin turns red and we feel local pain. The good thing is that we can treat the lesions at home if we obey the doctor indications.

The most serious disease caused by sun exposure is the skin cancer. Of course we must consider some factors like the skin type of each person, so the ones with white skin and freckles, blonde or red hair are more sensitive to radiations. Also the age is an important factor, usually the kids and the elders are more affected.

There are other risk factors to consider when we want to tan: we should avoid sun exposure from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. because during this time the radiations are at their peak, we must pay attention to the location because surfaces like water, sand or snow can reflect on us the sun radiations and also being at high altitude the skin burns are more severe.

Apart from this risks we can protect ourselves by using sun lotions with high protection factor, stay in the shade during the critical hours, dress with clothes made from natural fabrics, were sun glasses with dark lens and maybe a hat to protect our head.

The summer vacation can be more fun if we respect the rules of sun exposure and we can enjoy without the pain caused by skin burns.

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