Summer vacations are most anticipated by children, however, they are exposed to many dangers. For example, high levels of radiation are an enemy of the health of young children.
Ultraviolet rays, very often on the skin of humans, can damage it even May cause cancer of the skin. To avoid these potential episodes, we share some tips from the Cancer League to take care of the small ones.
1. Use sunscreen: especially in swimming classes, and with constant contact with water, it's hard to stay protected for a long time, so it's better to use sunscreen with a protection factor of no less than 30 SPF each time you leave the water or every 2 hours Particularly on the face, ears, hands, feet, feet and other frequently exposed areas.
2. Drink plenty of water: It is very important that children get hydrated and avoid excesses to avoid heat-related conditions. For this it is advisable to wear "tomatodo" with fresh water, a minimum of one liter. Preferably it is pure water, fruit, not sugar.
3. Healthy lunch boxes: Studies around the world have shown that proper diet protects the skin from sunlight because certain foods have compounds that improve the response of our body to the sun's rays. Therefore, it is important that our kids' lunches contain carotene-rich foods, such as fruits and vegetables; with a high content of Omega 3, such as flax seed and avocado and fiber content, such as eggs.
4. Wear suitable clothing: Children should wear appropriate clothing as heat can cause skin injuries. It is recommended to wear protective clothing such as umbrellas, caps, t-shirts or polo shirts with long sleeves and sunglasses that absorb 100% of ultraviolet radiation.
5. Avoid over-exposure to the sun: It is desirable not to be exposed to useful sunbathing within 10 am. and 3 o'clock, since ultraviolet radiation intensifies much more during this period. If not, check that the place where you are doing it is protected from UV rays, in addition to applying good sunscreen.
* According to League against cancer, ultraviolet rays can cause damage such as insolation, dehydration and, worse, the development of skin cancer in adulthood.