Excess sun rays, which are extremely important for the human body, are harmful. In particular, we need to take precautions to protect our children and elderly people from the sun. First of all, it is very important to organize your sun exposure times. We should stay away from the sun at noon, when the sun is steep and reaches us as soon as possible. We should not go out in the sun between 11:00 and 16:00 unless necessary.
Those who have to go out in the sun should also take precautions to protect their skin. We should prefer light colored clothes because it will reflect sunlight. Cotton clothes will allow our skin to breathe more comfortably. It is important to wear as much concealing clothing as possible.
It is also important to protect our sun-exposed head with a hat. It may even be necessary to use umbrellas in accordance with their actual use. Still, we have places that come into contact with the sun. For these, especially sunscreens are no longer a luxury, they are a necessity.
When choosing sunscreen, choose products with a high protection factor. When choosing a sunscreen, look at the SPF (sun protection factor) on it.
The protection factor starts at 15, 20, 30, but can go up to the 50s or even further. Using a sunscreen with a protection factor of 30 to 50 will protect us effectively. You have to pay attention to this.
Care should also be taken not to lose fluid in hot weather. Our elderly, children or people with chronic diseases are more prone to this situation, but we all need to pay attention to our fluid intake.
There may be cooling liquids. We can also check whether we are getting enough fluids by monitoring the urine.
After providing fluid intake, it is necessary to be in ventilated and air-conditioned environments as much as possible. While we are indoors, we should not neglect the Kovid-19 measures.
Feeding can also be adapted to hot weather conditions. It is important to eat light foods and avoid alcoholic beverages. We should avoid very heavy, oily foods. We must take care of our vehicles.
Let’s not think about starting the car as soon as we get in. Get some air first. Because vehicle interiors can reach very high temperatures within minutes.
Especially small children, the elderly and pets should never be left in the vehicle. Even if we leave the window open, the interior of the vehicles can reach very high temperature levels in a short time.
If there are spots on the skin under the sun, have it checked. A direct relationship has been shown between ultraviolet rays and skin cancer. This is not something that will happen by staying under the sun for 1-2 days, but those who work under the sun for a long time and who are exposed to the ultraviolet rays of the sun for a long time may experience such problems. In this regard, it is important for everyone to control themselves.