DO NOT IGNORE THE SUN PROTECTION IN WINTER
The solar radiation has its health benefits. Sunlight is essential to synthesize vitamin D in the skin, which is necessary for the absorption of calcium in the bones.
We can obtain the necessary levels of vitamin D in two ways: exogenously (“coming from outside”) through the food we eat, since the more vitamin D rich are the foods in our diet, the more vitamin D we can assimilate. And the second, and more important, is what we call endogenous (“coming from within”), since our body is able to synthesize vitamin D when we are outdoors, thanks to the effect of the sun’s rays on our skin.
To avoid problems derived from the lack of vitamin D , it is advisable to let our children be outdoors exposing themselves to the sun, as long as it is for a controlled time and above all avoiding the hours of maximum solar intensity. In this way, we will get your skin to synthesize vitamin D without the danger of sunburn. Also, learn the tips to face the cold weather this winter.
Additionally, another option to keep in mind is to incorporate vitamin D-rich foods into our children’s diet. An example of this would be Actimel, which contains L.Casei Danone and vitamins D and B6, which help the normal functioning of the immune system.
Basic prevention tips on sun exposure:
– Use a sun protection filter with a factor (SPF) of 15 or higher, applying it at least 30 minutes before going outdoors, and replenishing every 2 hours.
– In babies that go in stroller, provide adequate shade, even in winter.
– If you spend the day in the snow, it is important to rest in the shade and wear eye protection as well as protection for the skin: to reduce the ultraviolet rays that are reflected in the snow, it is convenient to use some wraparound sunglasses, with protection UV, that protect the eyes, the eyelids and the contour of the eyes.
– It is also important to use a lip balm, to protect the lips from the wind and the sun. At the end of the day it is advisable to hydrate the skin well to restore the protective function of the skin. Also, spring isn’t so far and you might like these ideas to start spring positively.
In addition to all this, you must know that depending on the time in which we are, our mental situation will be affected.