¿Cómo protegerse de la radiación ultravioleta?

excessive exposure to Sol and with her in UVNot only can it be a cause of premature aging, but it can also be a cause of other diseases such as cancer on the skin.

Ultraviolet rays, as this type of radiation is also known, is invisible to the human eye, but this does not prevent the skin and eyes from being affected.

According to experts from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), On the CDMX We receive 35 percent more UV rays from coasts due to altitude.

Research has also shown that UV rays tend to be strongest between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and in spring and summer.

That is why in recent days CDMX has recorded very high levels of ultraviolet radiation, for which the local secretary of the Comprehensive Department of Risks and Civil Protection (SGIRPC) has issued some recommendations to avoid harm to health.

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Recommendations to protect yourself from UV rays

SGIRPC indicated that the protection of body From ultraviolet rays, it is important to follow the following tips, especially in hot weather:

  1. Use solar UV protection for all skin types.
  2. Apply SPF 30+ sunscreen.
  3. Wear long-sleeved cotton clothing and a hat.
  4. Use sunglasses with a UV filter.
  5. Try to spend as much time as possible in the shade or indoors.
  6. Special protection for young children and the elderly.
  7. Stay hydrated.

It should be noted that some oral and topical medications such as antibiotics, birth control pills, cosmetics and products containing benzoyl peroxide can increase the sensitivity of the skin and eyes to ultraviolet radiation.

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For this reason, an additional recommendation is to consult a doctor who can tell us what additional measures we can take to prevent problems in the future.

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