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6 Easy-Way to Prevent Sunburn

If you're just as skin or lie down in the sun, there is a strong likelihood that you have suffered sunburn at some point during your life. However, only because it is a common condition that does not mean it can't have serious side effects.

The effects of sunburn

The best known types of ultraviolet sunlight are:

  • ultraviolet-A (UVA), and
  • ultraviolet-B (UVB)

Too much exposure to any of these rays will damage your skin: cause wrinkles and brown spots, premature aging of the skin, skin cancer (more serious consequences).

The effects of sunburn and thermic fever are unpleasant - as a person who has seen it knows:

  • Exhibition short-term may result in painful burning and red and peeling skin.
  • Thermic fever is more serious: it dehydrates the patient and can cause high temperatures, vomiting and headache.
  • The most devastating side effect is undoubtedly skin cancer. It is estimated that 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers and 60 percent of melanoma skin cancer (the most serious form) are caused by over exposure to the sun. Melanomas are not only caused by a long and consistent exposure: all episodes of sunburn, whatever rare, also increase the risk of damage as a result your skin cells.

Higher risk group

While everyone should take precautions to protect themselves against exposure to sun, there is a group of people who are more at risk than others:

  • People with fair complexion and fair or red hair.
  • People who work outside.
  • Children: the amount of sun exposure appears to be linked to the likelihood of developing skin cancer in adulthood.

How to prevent sunburn

The good news is that sunburn and thermic fever is entirely avoidable. You just have to take sensible precautions and be aware what damage the sun can do for your body.

  1. In hot places or during a hot day, stay out of direct sunlight between 11am and 3pm when it is at its fiercest.
  2. Cover yourself; wear a hat to protect your face and neck - areas most damaged by the sun and wear loose clothing. Be aware that wet clothing lets through more UV rays than dry.
  3. Use a good sunscreen with a minimum SPF-15 (SPF = sun protection factor); Apply before entering the sun and reapply frequently throughout the day. Make sure that lotion you choose blocks UVA and UVB and be aware that the products have a limited shelf life. No sunscreen can fully protect against the effects of UV rays.
  4. Keep babies and young children out of direct sunlight, completely if possible.
  5. Do not wash with soap yourself all the time; soap removes oil from the skin that is there to maintain flexible and elastic. Ingesting high quality of omega-3 oils preferably at the same time broad-spectrum (water and fat soluble) antioxidants.
  6. Use aloe vera; taking aloe vera capsules before and during holidays much helps the skin can cope with a sudden change in exposure to sunArticle Search, but it can also help to rejuvenate the skin after exposure.

Article Tags: Prevent Sunburn, Skin Cancer, Thermic Fever

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR


Aaron Cesarino is a freelance writer and writes articles about general health, weight loss strategies, sports nutrition recommendations, beauty of female and male health for The Art of Female and Male Health



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