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How to protect your child from the scorching sun during the summer vacation at the beach?


The scorching rays of the sun prevent our children from enjoying their summer vacation on the seashore, as direct exposure to the sun’s heat while swimming may expose your child to many complications, most notably body burns or a strong heat stroke, which is the most serious problem resulting from high temperatures.

 

And according to a report published on the Healthline website, how to protect our children from the strong heat of the sun, and despite the importance of sunlight for your child because it provides our bodies with vitamin D, which helps absorb calcium into the bones, unprotected excessive exposure to ultraviolet (UV) sunlight It leads to skin damage, eye damage, and suppression of the immune system, and in some rare cases may lead to skin cancer.

 

The report identified several tips to protect children's skin from the high temperatures on the seashore:

 

1. Use sunscreen

 

The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends that all children, regardless of their skin color, apply a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher that is water-resistant, to protect them from both UVA and UVB rays.

 

2. Avoid exposure to rays during the noon time

 

Try to keep your child in the shade when the sun is at its strongest, usually from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., when most sun damage occurs from sunburn and skin damage.

 

3. Wearing a swimsuit capable of covering the body

 

It is preferable for your child to wear a swimsuit that covers as much of his body as children have thinner skin and underdeveloped melanin, so their skin may burn easily.

 

4. wear hats

 

Make sure your children wear hats to protect them from the scorching sun.

 

5. Use sunglasses

 

Exposure to sunlight damages the eyes and skin, which can lead to corneal burn and cataracts later in life, so the best way to protect the eyes is to wear sunglasses that provide complete protection from UV rays.

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