Ways to Protect from Sunlight in Summer

Ways to Protect from Sunlight in Summer
Ways to Protect from Sunlight in Summer

The most important skin care step that should not be skipped in the summer is to use sunscreen. The benefits of the sun do not end with counting, but it should not be forgotten that there are also risks such as sunburns, skin cancer formation, light-related allergic diseases and light-induced skin aging.

There are radiations called UV-A and UV-B in sunlight. Therefore, excessive exposure to sunlight can cause unwanted health problems on the skin. Kızılay Kayseri Hospital Dermatology Specialist. Dr. Mehmet Feyzi Candan gave information about the effects of the sun on the skin and the methods of protection from these effects. Candan said, “As the sun rays have instant effects, they also have long-term effects that may occur later. As a result of these effects, the repair capacity of the skin is delayed and allergies can be triggered. In order not to be exposed to these effects, every age group should be protected from the sun.

Avoid the sun between 10.30 – 15.30

exp. Dr. Mehmet Feyzi Candan said, “We need to be protected between 10:30 – 15:30 when UVB rays are effective. Otherwise, our skin and eye health will be in danger. First and second degree sunburns and even sunstrokes occur between these hours. Skin cancer is one of the most harmful effects of the sun. If we add wrinkles, aging and staining of the skin and sunburns, the importance of protection will emerge spontaneously.

How to protect from the sun

Stating that we need to be protected from the harmful effects of the sun not only on holiday but also in our daily life, Kızılay Kayseri Hospital Dermatology Specialist. Dr. Mehmet Feyzi Candan said, “You should not go out to the sun for more than 20 minutes at noon. Appropriate clothing and sunglasses should be used. Sunscreens should be used by people of all age groups, especially children. Sunscreens are designed as products that absorb or reflect and send back the radiation caused by harmful ultraviolet rays such as UVA and UVB, and SPF measurement unit is used to show the skin protection level of these products. It is generally evaluated between 15 and 50 units. The greater the value, the stronger the protective effect of the product. Although it is mentioned that a significant part of sunscreens are water resistant, it would be more appropriate to take a shower and use sunscreen again when leaving the sea or pool. It is even more important to choose clothes suitable for the sun. It is necessary to wear suitable and wide hats, choose sunglasses with ultraviolet properties, and choose long-sleeved and light-colored clothes. Especially those with sun allergies can swim in the sea and pool with a long-sleeved white shirt. Those who have the opportunity can take an antihistamine every morning before going out in the sun.

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