Health Tips

When leaving for resorts, people often do not think that in addition to positive emotions and a charge of vivacity, serious problems can also be brought from there. The reason for this is a more active sun, and a lot of time spent in direct sunlight.

Ultraviolet rays penetrate our skin, and as a protective reaction, melanin begins to be produced – an enzyme that gives our skin a brown tint and protects the skin from the harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation.

Ultraviolet in small amounts is useful: it contributes to the production of vitamin D, which is vital in childhood and improves immunity in adults and the elderly. The sun’s rays also help with skin problems – for oily and problematic skin, it is recommended to take UV baths as a treatment procedure.

But if you exceed the dose of ultraviolet rays, then you can seriously harm your skin. A burn is the most harmless (albeit very unpleasant) consequence. A more dangerous enemy that lies in wait for us during exposure to the sun is cancer.

Do not say that direct sunlight provokes the growth of any oncology. People who already had or have some problems with neoplasms (including benign ones – fibroids, lipomas, nodular mastopathy, atheromas, etc.) are strongly discouraged from sun exposure at all. Even an absolutely healthy person with an addiction to tanning can get himself problems – the so-called melanoma, or skin cancer.

For fair-skinned people, a burn can begin after 10 minutes of exposure to the open sun in the middle lane.. In the south, especially in windy weather, typical for the seaside, this process is even faster. Even dark-skinned people inevitably begin to burn after about 40 minutes of exposure to direct sunlight without any protection. Well, if you apply a tanning product that includes oil before going to the beach, the likelihood of getting a burn is greatly increased.

Scientists have found that during the hot summer months, when the sun is most aggressive in our latitudes, we are not completely protected from its harmful effects, even when it rains! Nearly 80 percent of ultraviolet rays are not obstructed by clouds.

The shade from an umbrella, a hat, and even a tree cannot serve as reliable protection either. Especially if you are sunbathing on a light beach, i.e. white or light yellow sand or pebbles. They reflect 20 percent of the sun’s rays, which means you get exposure even while sitting in dense shade.

If you cannot avoid exposure to the open rays of the sun, remember:

  • Do not touch the heated skin with your hands and wash with cold water, especially with soap.

  • It is useful to lubricate the skin with tomato or fruit juice and then wash it without soap.

  • If you notice that you have already dried out your skin, wipe it with slightly warmed vegetable oil.

  • Reddened and irritated skin should not be smeared with creams. Dust it with potato starch.

  • After returning home, wash yourself with warm water (if you are very sweaty, add a little ammonia to the water, dry thoroughly and lubricate the skin with any fermented milk product.

If you feel that you are still burned, take a bath with special additives:

  • Pour 1 glass of table vinegar into a cool bath;

  • Sprinkle the surface of warm bath water with a handful of baking soda, and after taking a bath, do not dry yourself with a towel: let the soda water dry on the skin;

  • Pour a glass of oatmeal into a linen bag and attach it to the faucet so that water flows through the cereal. Fill the tub with cool water and soak in it for at least 15 minutes;

  • Add half a liter of glycerin to a full bath … or a tablespoon of honey.

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