Skin is the most essential feature you should be careful of. Excessive exposure to the sun and UV rays is rarely seen immediately, and in many cases, probably unintentionally. However, exposure often has serious long-term effects on our bodies and health.
We are all well aware of the most obvious and painful symptoms of sunburn which include hot, red, soft skin – which in the event of extreme heat may include blisters, peeling, and dehydration.
Damage to the skin as a result of sunburn is ‘less visible’ during exposure, and in fact, may take years to develop visible symptoms in the natural eye.
Sunburn, damage your skin cells which can not only speed up the aging process but also increase the risk of cataract and skin cancer, should certainly require our attention.
7 Things To Do To Avoid Skin Damage
When you are faced with the potential danger of treating more than just temporary symptoms and sunburn, does it not make sense to avoid danger in the first place?
So before you go into the sun again, remember these important tips to protect yourself from excessive UV rays and sunburn, as well as the associated risks:
- Wear coveralls, plus a hat. Consider ‘extra’ protection of umbrella or shade where appropriate.
- Avoid sun in the middle of the day, from about 10 a.m to 3 p.m, If possible.
- Remember that UV rays even exist on cloudy days.
- Remember that sunlight is most visible in sand, snow, ice, water, and concrete, which can enhance your direct sunlight.
- Apply sunscreen containing sun protection factor (SPF) for at least 15 minutes, at least 15 minutes before sun exposure.
- Also apply sunscreen occasionally when you are in the sun, especially if you are sweating profusely or swimming.
- Remember that excessive UV exposure is not limited to ‘exposure to the sun’.
However, sunburn may be due to UV exposure from other sources including beds/lamps, welding arcs, etc.
Prevention is a much better treatment than cure. If you experience any abnormal bumps or bumps on your skin – (especially if they do not stand up, bleed, bite, or appear to change) – contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible.
When it comes to excessive UV radiation and sunburn leading to skin cancer, early detection will surely help you to achieve effective treatment. But considering your options in advance – what will provide the best outcome for your life? Prevention or Treatment? I know which one to choose…!!!!
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