Everyone knows that a child needs vitamin D, which gets from the sun’s rays. It helps the body to absorb calcium, which is necessary for the growth and strength of bones.
But many parents forget or don’t know that 15 minutes of sun exposure per day is enough to get the necessary amount of vitamin. And vice versa, repeated and unprotected exposure to ultraviolet radiation can cause damage to the skin, eyes and suppress the immune system.
Remember that the sun needs up to 12 hours to show tan. Therefore, if the skin of the child is only slightly rosy, it doesn’t mean that he can safely sunbathe all day. Ultraviolet radiation is most dangerous at noon, from 11 to 15 hours. At this time, it is better not to be in the sun. If it isn’t possible, hide under umbrellas, tree shadow or canopy.
A wet T-shirt will provide less protection than a dry one, and darker colors in clothes, on the contrary, protect better light ones. Don’t forget to wear a headdress to your child.
Use a sunscreen factor (SPF) of at least 15 UVA and UVB every time a child goes outside. For better protection, apply lotion 30 minutes before going outside. Be careful about the health of your skin, especially in the hot season!