It is important to be careful in the sun. Too much sun exposure is the most common cause of skin cancer.
The skin color plays a major role. A bright person more likely to develop skin lesions and skin tumors due to sun exposure than a dark person. To be burned by the sun is considered the main cause of malignant melanoma. While other forms of skin cancer often comes as a result of cumulative sun damage due to sun exposure of the skin, ie the total time the sun’s rays reach the skin.
- Avoid sun exposure between the hours of 11:00 to 15:00 during the summer months, especially if you have light and / or sensitive skin.
- You should wear a hat and clothes if you stay in the sun at 11.00 – 15.00.
- Use sunscreens with high SPF.
- Avoid tanning salon.
- Children should be extra protected against the sun’s radiation as children’s skin is extra sensitive.
- Keep track of your moles and new lesions; examine all the wounds that will not heal.
- Seek medical advice if you are uncomfortable or worried.
It is very important to be careful in the sun. In small amount, however, the sun’s rays positive effects. Sunlight plays an important role in the formation of vitamin D in the skin. Vitamin D is important for normal growth and bone structure. Especially older people not staying in the sun are at higher risk for osteoporosis and fractures than those who stay in the sun regularly.
SPF = sun protection factor – specifies how much longer you may be in the sun before you turn red in relation to if you are not using any protection at all schools. This means that if you turn red after staying in the sun for 10 minutes means SPF 6 that you can handle yourself in the sun for an hour but instead will turn red. This is however subject to a thick layer of greased up and that you can not bathe without re-application again.
The skin of the face is more sensitive than skin on other parts of the body. Therefore, one should always have higher SPF on your face. Use SPF 25 or 30 in the face. Use sunscreen that protects against both UVA and UVB.
Clothing protects well against the sun’s rays. A white shirt / blouse corresponding SPF 7th Jeans give total protection.
How do you use sunscreen correctly?
- Apply 15 minutes before sun exposure
- Each generous (2 mg per square centimeter of skin)
- Check that the sunshade covering the whole body
- Apply sunscreen every two hours and after each bath
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