Children like to play outside regardless of what time of the day it is. When they play outside from morning until the afternoon, the chances of getting sunburned are quite substantial. Your children’s skins are one of their bodies’ most sensitive parts. When they are not properly covered and are, thus, exposed to extreme sun, they can get a lot of very serious skin problems, such as skin cancer. The reason for this is that the sun has ultraviolet rays that is damaging to the skin.
When a child frequently acquires sunburn, there is a great chance that he or she will grow up with a skin problem called melanoma. Moreover, when he or she becomes an adult, he or she may obtain wrinkles prematurely. Other possible conditions that may be acquired are skin discolorations and liver spots.
To protect your children from sunburn, it is advisable to let them wear sunscreen beneath their dark-colored shirts. White shirts are not recommended since the sun’s rays can easily pass through it, especially when it gets wet. Choose dark-colored shirts that can hide as many body parts that are normally exposed to the sun as possible. Teaching your kids the importance of skin protection will help them maintain healthier and more radiant skins in the future.
At present, tanning has become popular. People of all ages like to soak under the sun to achieve the perfect tan look. Always remember that tanning under the sun is very dangerous to the skin, thus, sunscreen application is still highly recommended.
Remember, if you take care of your skin, your skin will be OK and you will not have to deal with acne and other horrible skin conditions.
Dr. Jerry K is the founder and CEO of YourWebDoc.com, part of a team of more than 30 experts. Dr. Jerry K is not a medical doctor but holds a degree of Doctor of Psychology; he specializes in family medicine and sexual health products. During the last ten years Dr. Jerry K has authored a lot of health blogs and a number of books on nutrition and sexual health.