In this time of the year, almost everybody takes a sunbath on the beach, at a swimming pool, on a terrace or wherever itÕs possible. Some people spend too much time sunbathing, while others not too much. But is everyone clearly aware of risks of sun exposure?
Nowadays, many people are concerned about this topic because it’s really important for human health. Although taking a sunbath has benefits such as sunlight is necessary for your body to make vitamin D; it has also risks, but unfortunately not everyone knows perfectly the majority of sun damages. An important damage is skin cancer because of sunburns. To prevent sun damages, here are some advises you can use to protect your health in summer.
It’s known that the sun is strongest between 10am and 4pm, so it is advised to avoid it during these hours or not to extend the time you are taking a sunbath, since UV rays are also greatest at this time.
People should always wear sunscreen, but more often while they are taking a sunbath. It is better to use sunscreen with a high number of SPF, since it means you will be more protected from the burning rays of the sun. It’s important to reapply sunscreen every 2 hours and at least 30 minutes before you go outdoors.
Also, it is recommendable to apply moisturiser such as after-suns on your skin after taking a sunbath, because your skin normally is very dry after being outdoors.
Protect your skin and eyes, protect your health!
Daniella Avero Hern‡ndez (16)
Student at Colegio Casa Azul (Tenerife)