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Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Dont Let Those Flowers Wither in The Sun

Skin of a child is 10 times more sensitive towards the changing environment. Those tiny limbs are more prone to the harmful effects of the ultra violet radiations of the sun light. Children's skin is more fragile than adults: firstly, it is thinner on the other hand its melanocytes (cells that produce melanin) are much less effective than those of adults.  If the child is not properly protected, exposure to sun can have serious repercussions in adulthood in the form of sun burns and uneven body tone.

Remember, the skin cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer mortality among young adults. It is therefore essential for parents to ensure the protection of the skin of their children.

Essentials Steps Towards Child Care:
Kids are innocent, they don't know they harms they may encounter through sun light. Thus it is duty of the parents to educate the kids about the harms. Parents should give awareness to the child to identify risk situations and to identify the threatening signs of the sun like sun burn, itching and most fearfully, skin cancer. 

Thus, to train the child to risk sun, parents can use the fun way. The play of shadow instance permits: when the shadows are short, we must protect ourselves.

When a trip to the beach is scheduled to bad hours (between 12 and 16h), parents must bring their children in a UV armor to avoid sun burn. Precautions to take can be summarized in five points:

- Stay as possible in the shade of a tree or an umbrella.

- Wear protective clothing to cover your body, polyester and Lycra can be used for clothing.

- Use a sunscreen to avoid rashes and sun burns. Reapply every two hours and after swimming.

- Wear a hat or cap.
- Wear wraparound sunglasses protection category 3

What Harm Sun May Cause to Your Child:

In the short term, the risk is limited to pain and fever more or less intense that can cause sunburn. In the long term the risk is much more serious. The repetition of sunburn, or a few severe sunburns have the effect of greatly start solar capital, that is to say, this ability to repair skin damage due to UV. Twenty years after overexposure may occur from skin cancer, especially melanoma who have major risk factor for sunburn from childhood and the practice of artificial UV radiation.

So next time you are going on a family vacation and to make Vitamin D, don't forget to keep these tips in your mind. Have a Happy Summer.


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