Don't Ignore Skin Care While In Vacation
Keep skin care in focus during summer vacation. It will help you to avoid sun's ultraviolet radiation.
The arrival of the summer vacation period, combined with high temperatures and inadequate protection of the skin and eyes to ultraviolet radiation (UV) from the sun, represent a considerable health risk. It may cause eye disease the consequences of which are the most serious: skin cancer and blindness due to cataract.
According to health experts, it is during the summer when more people are exposed to ultraviolet radiation from the sun. These rays impinge on skin and eyes daily, producing a cumulative injury that favors the presence of skin and disorders eye disorders. Inevitably, everyone is exposed to sunlight, although there is an increased awareness to take precautions to guard the skin against UV radiation, few address the need to protect against the damage they cause to human eyes.
Studies show that unprotected exposure to UVA and UVB rays of the sun is a risk factor for development disorders such as conjunctivitis, macular degeneration, solar retinopathy, damage to cornea and cataract, the leading cause of blindness in the world, mentions the specialist.
According to the World Health Organization, of the 16 million cases of blindness caused by cataract each year in the world, nearly 3 million are caused by sun's exposure. Sun is also responsible for two to three million cases of skin cancer.
Regarding the skin, the best known effect of UV exposure is the redness of a sunburn skin, accelerated aging and loss of elasticity, causing wrinkles and rough skin, but the biggest risk is the development of skin cancer, which ranks second in incidence of cancers in Mexico.
To prevent damage to your skin and eyes, caused by UV rays of the sun, the WHO recommends to protect your skin and eyes through the use of daily broad-spectrum sunscreens and the use of lenses that offer UV protection 100 percent.
Ensure that skin care and protection from the sun are carried out from childhood. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation about 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun. During summer any outdoor activity is also a solar-risk. So it is essential to use sunscreens when working outside. Sunscreens are not only for vacations, but are meant to protect from sun.
Written by Armen Hareyan
Materials from Ethel Arredondo Velasco's article published Milenio.com are used in this report.