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Sunbathing is healthy for children. Do not underestimate protection

Sun exposure is a very important part of a healthy lifestyle. Solar radiation has a beneficial effect on the human body and is important for both adults and children. However, it is necessary to follow a few rules that make possible to avoid sunburn. We asked the experts for advice that will enable your child to enjoy direct sunlight without having to worry about burns.

The sun is not the enemy

For the good health of each child is an important movement in the fresh air and sunshine. Do not be afraid to let their children play outside even in warm weather. Continuing hiding from the sun hurt them. "Sun exposure for children's health is extremely important because sunlight stimulates the body's production of vitamin D, which is necessary not only for proper bone development, but also has a positive effect on the immune system and brain function. Children stay in the sun should therefore be regularly and as frequently. Baby skin is very sensitive, however, and therefore must be exposed to sunlight slowly and gradually extend the length of the sessions, "said Michal Kárych, chairman of the Czech Association of healthy sunbathing. When outdoors Dress children in permeable materials, ideally cotton. Synthetic fibers are mainly for the summer months unsuitable for children.

Think of a preventive

Everyday should stay outside with him had also carry daily habits. The sooner your child will learn, the less risk of burning is exposed. In addition to a thorough and timely application of sunscreen (ie, 20 to 30 minutes before sun exposure) is also necessary to protect the child from possible sunstroke or heatstroke. So do not forget the hat, ideally cap or scarf, and see to it that the child regularly supplemented liquid. Please do not forget that it is important not to expose to direct sunlight infants up to 6 months and it is also good to limit time outdoors in toddlers up to 3 years between 11 and 14 hours. Preventive effect also increased the amount of beta-carotene in food, especially during the spring and summer months. Largest amount of beta-carotene consists mainly of fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, kale, spinach, parsley, apricots or mango.

Choosing a sunscreen

An important step to protect baby's skin is choosing a sunscreen. Proper sunscreen is not only effective, but must also be designed for sensitive baby skin. Due to possible allergies should contain less content scented additives. Also note that the cream provides protection against UVA and UVB rays and is water resistant. "Main meaningful property sunscreen is a protective UV filter. Children's skin is more sensitive to the effects of UV radiation, both because children skin produces less pigment, on the one hand, children have thinner skin. There is therefore gives a deeper penetration of sunlight. During the development of sunscreen for children from the new series SKIN CULTURE Sun Care we have chosen the protection factor of 50 +, "said Ing. Tomas Hradil, head of research and development at Future Pharma.

Protect your eyes

If you properly take care of the skin of your child, pay close attention to the protection of his eyes. Direct sunlight can have a negative impact on the lens of the eye or cornea. In extreme cases, may even cause inflammation of the cornea. The primary protection may be peaked caps, however, are more effective sunglasses with UV protection factor that is able to demonstrate vendor certifications. Eyeglasses child should wear only at noon, when the sun most of September, but also in the evening, when the sun's rays are at an angle, and therefore dangerous for the cornea. Ideal protection is a connection cap and glasses, because your child is not exposed to direct sunlight only, but also is struggling with a number reflecting the UV rays from reflective surfaces such as sand or water.

Soak the children gradually

Although it is tempting to spend on the first sunny day outside all afternoon, you should expose their children to the sun gradually. "Gradual tanning your skin will increase natural protection against sunburn by using pigmentation and thickening of the stratum corneum. It is always necessary to avoid sunburn, as this could damage the skin. Caution should be taken on holiday by the sea, where the intensity of solar radiation is very high and could easily cause sunburn. Before leaving for vacation it is advisable to leave your skin gradually get used to the sun outside in the garden and the sea especially in the first days of use sunscreen with sufficient UV factor, "said Michal Kárych, chairman of the Czech Association of healthy sunbathing.

Source: tz ČAZO

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