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Sun Safe

Summer is here and the clothes are off. Skin that has been shy of the elements throughout the winter months suddenly comes out into view again. Pale and lacking in the necessary Vitamin D, the skin is shocked. The sun beats down and the sensitive skin begins to burn. The sun sends invisible ultra violet rays to Earth which are intense and can cause serious damage. The UVA rays that can pass through the ozone layer are the rays that cause cancer to develop. UVC rays, which are blocked by the ozone layer, are the most harmful and scientists are concerned that with the damage to the ozone layer, these harmful rays will soon be a new concern. Walking around or driving, the strength of the sun can creep up and cause burns.

Vitamin D is a vital for human bodies. It helps to absorb the calcium that bodies needs. A short time in the sun is sufficient for the recommended daily amount. Prolonged exposure to the sun is detrimental to the body and, in extreme cases can cause death.
Recent studies have shown that even children and young adults can develop skin cancers with the strength of the sun in the twenty first century. Statistics prove that most skin exposure is done before a person reaches eighteen. It is these early years that will determine our likelihood of skin cancer in later years.

Luckily, all is not lost. Successful sun safe programmes educate as to safe sun practises. Slip, slap, slop is a mantra chanted by most Primary age children in Australia today. Rashie tops along with hats, sunscreen and monitoring of time spent in the direct sunlight can greatly reduce the likelihood of cancer.

Rashie tops for women and men come in a range of styles and are considered a stylish accompaniment to the swimwear. Rashie tops help prevent the sun from damaging the natural melanin in skin. Without this protective layer, skin is susceptible to harm. Sun screen served the same purpose although this is easily absorbed and can wash off in prolonged water exposure. Skin with lower levels of melanin is more prone to freckles. This type of skin burns more easily but is equally open to cancerous growths as darker skin. See this post to find out the best swimwear you need.

Gone are the days of complimenting someone on a healthy tan. Any sign of sun’s exposure to the skin can be the start of a cancerous mutation. Skin which is prone to moles or fair skin must be treated with extra care; melanoma in a family can also be a warning sign.

The sun can still harm skin in winter although the intensity of the rays is not as strong. Sun cream is vital all year round when out in the sun’s light. Many skiers experience sunburn as the sun reflects from the light colour of the snow. Swimming costume is a must when we are fighting the war against cancer.

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