This is a matter of protecting your skin from the sun’s damaging rays which is crucial for a number of important health reasons. From the personal point of view a lot of farm work involves working much longer hours outdoors when the sun is intense and if these are repeatedly done on a daily basis then after sometime your body will develop some health problems which including lip cancer, eye damage, skin cancer, aging, wrinkling, and drying out of the skin.
Mostly affected are light skinned people though the ultraviolet rays from the sun can also affect people who have dark hair and dark skin. And if you thought that it is only the sun that can affect you can skin then you should also put in mind that you can get sun burns even on a cloudy day. So for one to be on the safe side there are a few steps for you to take to protect even the little ones who mostly play in the sun.
Steps to protect you and your family are as follows:
The ultraviolet rays are immense during daytime around 10:00 am and 3:00 pm, these the time one has to protect his skin from the sun.
Always try to limit yourself from staying in the sun for longer time especially for those who work in the farm, but if it is a must for you to work the whole day and you really need to protect your body from the hostile climate then you will have to take some breaks indoors. You can try to get shade hourly this will help you a great deal and if not try to apply sunscreen lotion your body parts that are exposed directly to the sunlight like the face, hands and the other parts you think are. Since longer hours outdoors can affect your eye sight then before you leave your home put on the sunglasses that filter out at least 90% of the ultraviolet rays from the sun.
We should also have the right cloth to ware depending on the climate condition and be aware that light weight, tightly-woven shirts and long pants will actually reduce the amount of sun rays entering the body. Under hot summer conditions it is advisable to put on light colored cotton and something else you consider is the hat that covers the temples, ears, face and the back of your neck.
You should remember to teach your kids about the sun safety and keeping the newborn babies away from the sun to protect their future. Another step you can try is making sure you get right vitamin D for you and your family from green vegetables and carrots which have a lot of vitamins. That will be protecting them from the eye sight problem and other related diseases.
The step that you should know is learning or being able to scrutinize skin problems so that it can be handled at earlier stage before it materializes into something more serious like cancer. Know that following the above steps is protecting the skin and the eyes against the sun is one of the important things you can do to secure your future health and especially for the young ones.