In summer do not burn, protect your skin

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It may seem repetitive, but it is not. The arrival of summer and the protection of the skin go hand in hand and repeating the messages in this sense never hurts. This is what the experts of the blog “Health and prevention” do in a new post
How many times have we seen someone "red as a crab or a shrimp in paella" on the beach or in the pool?

And when we return from vacation, haven't we boasted about the marks the swimsuit has left on our burned skin after toasting in the sun?

These excesses eventually take their toll. The skin has memory and keeps all that time that we have been under the heat of the sun throughout our lives.

The skin is the largest organ of the human body, it can weigh 10 kilos and measure 2 square meters. Its function is to protect the body from possible external damage.

It is sensitive to pain, touch, pressure, and temperature.
Ultraviolet (UV) rays are of two types, UVA and UVB. UVA rays make the skin age. UVB makes it brown and can cause cancer. And, even if the day is cloudy it is necessary to shelter from the sun, since the clouds do not stop these rays. So, better to be safe than cry. In summer we must protect the skin from the effects of the sun to avoid long-term consequences. It is very important to know that the skin is extremely sensitive to sunburn. The doctor Lorea Bagazgoitia, a dermatologist at the Hospital Complex Ruber Juan Bravo de Madrid explains that "or not of the factors that can damage our skin are burns. Any degree of redness on the skin after exposure to the sun without adequate protection is a sunburn. That redness of the first days that we generally belittle will leave our skin marked forever. ”

When it comes to protecting the skin, the first image that enters our thinking is that of sun cream. "The hours of sun without protection or the successive sunburns on our skin worsen its health, promoting not only blemishes and wrinkles, but also the appearance of skin cancer. There are different types of cancer, but the one that worries us the most is melanoma, which can be fatal in certain cases, ” continues Dr. Bagazgoitia. Skincell Pro To avoid this damage to the skin, the first advice the specialist gives us is to always use a maximum sun protection factor (SPF). SPF 50+ is the most appropriate because it blocks up to 98 percent of UVB rays, which most frequently cause skin cancer. You have to be generous when applying the protectors, do not forget any area, and repeat the operation every two hours of sun exposure and after each bath.

It is very important to avoid the hours of maximum solar radiation, that is, between 12 in the morning and 4 in the afternoon; if you cannot, you should try to be in the shade as long as possible.

It is also convenient to protect the head, better with wide-brimmed hats than with caps, which only cover the front and expose the ears and nape, very vulnerable to burns in summer. The t-shirt with sun protection is the ideal garment for the hours of sun on the beach, especially for children.

And above all, never forget that being dark is not a symptom of good health. Being tanned means that the skin is defending itself from the aggression of the sun, therefore, it is necessary to enjoy the summer, the open air but always, taking precautions not to harm our body.