UVA rays of sunlight can cause the appearance of skin cancer from sun exposure.
With summer comes the good the good weather and the beaches are filled with people eager to soak up the sun and get a tan skin tone, which has its risks, and that over-exposure to ultra violet (UV) rays is directly related to the appearance of carcinomas. Here given some tips to prevent skin cancer from sun exposure:
Avoid sun during the midday hours
UVA rays are strongest between 12:00 h and 16:30 h, so we recommend that you avoid direct exposure to them during this time of day. If you have to go outside in sun exposure then used sunscreen properly.
Do not expose your whole body to the sun
The more parts of your body expose it to sunlight, the more likely you are to develop skin cancer. To avoid this, use long sleeve loose clothing (linen shirts & cotton pants). Not only blocked the UVA ray, but also help you beat the heat.
Cover your head
Especially if you have short hair, nothing worse than sunbathing summer without any protection. Do not cut; use a hat or a cap, also effective to prevent heat stroke.
And not worth to use either, you have to use one that fits your skin type, i.e. your skin type. You have to be aware that using sunscreen is one of the most effective measures to combat the harmful effects of UVA rays, and thus skin cancer. Apply it half an hour before sun exposure and renew the application every two hours or after swimming.
In the water is more risky
For very refreshing that results take a dip in the pool or in the sea, do not think that water protects you from UVA rays. Moreover, in some cases, the reflection of sunlight on it can enhance its harmful effects. The best way to protect against UVA rays in these cases is to use a sunscreen. Do not forget that the radiation can penetrate up to a meter in clear water areas.
Taking care your child from Sun exposure
The little ones are much more sensitive to solar radiation than adults, so it is necessary precautions extreme. They must resort to baggy clothing to caps and hats and, once again, to the sunscreen. In any case, one must start from the premise that no child under three years must be directly exposed to UVA.
Are you taking any medications?
If so do not forget to consult the prospectus, as certain medicines increase skin sensitivity to UV radiation, making sunbathing is much more dangerous. If you have any doubts talk to your doctor or your pharmacist, they will advise you better than anyone.
Where you go on vacation
The sun's rays affect much more in the areas of the Earth near the tropics and Ecuador, so if you are traveling to a destination that is in the area should be especially careful when exposing yourself to the solar radiation. Moreover, you also have to keep in mind that, as altitude increases, so does the strength of solar radiation. To give you an idea, for every 300 meters 4% increases the strength of UVA. From this we conclude that people in the mountains veraneen the same precautions must keep facing the sun than those who do on the beach.
The self-tanning booths can become harmful to health if they do not have all these considerations into account. Even before undergoing protecting a tanning session like this is necessary to do so as infrequently as possible, and that UVA affect with great intensity on the skin.
Beware of burns from sun
If after taking the sun notes any skin lesion is important that you stop exposing yourself to UVA come up soon and the dermatologist. The sunburn may be the first indication that solar radiation has damaged epidermis. Moreover, the tone cobra skin tan when exposed to the sun is a defense of it against UVA rays.
Enjoy your summer time and take care your skin from the frequent sun exposure.