Parents Should Teach Kids Sun Protection Habit: Experts

April 14, 2023 7:53 am5 commentsViews: 188

Kids should also be taught safe sun exposure along with other habits that they carry over to adulthood, says expert.

Parents Should Teach Kids Sun Protection Habit- Experts

Sunlight is important for everyone as daily dose of vitamin D is availed from it which in return helps the body in absorbing calcium. However, just 15 minutes a day under the sun is enough. As the temperature is hot outside in summer, it is suggested the kids should not stay outdoors for much longer time. It damages the skin that has lasting impact.

Sunburn or sun tan are the results of sun damage. If believed to the latest report of CDC, the sunburns during childhood may increase the risk for sun cancer later in life.

Those kids are most at risk who have light skin and light eyes as the amount of melanin in their skin is less and this result with poor absorptions of harmful UV rays of the sun that cause skin damage.

It is urged the parents should help their children practice sun safety during summer time and make a habit to stay under shade during 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Parents should ensure the kids wear sunscreen thirty minutes ahead of going out under the sun and reapply it in every two hours.


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