Tips for Sun protection

Most kids like to go outside and it is important to protect their skin to prevent melanoma and skin damage from too much sun exposure. We all know that sun protection is important while kids don’t care too much about this. They just want to make outdoor adventures. Although we all need some sun exposure, too much sun exposure will do damage to our skin, eyes and immune system. Even young people may develop the skin cancer.

The sun radiates light to the earth and part of the sunlight consists of invisible UV rays. When these rays reach the skin, they will make your skin get burn, tan and other skin damage. UVA rays can cause aging and wrinkling of the skin and leads to skin cancer, such as melanoma. UVA rays can easily penetrate the ozone layer, so they cause the most damage to our exposure to the sun. UVB rays are also dangerous: it will cause sunburns, cataracts and even has harmful effects on our immune system.

Every kid needs sun protection. The lighter a person’s natural skin color, the less melanin it has to absorb UV rays. The darker a person’s natural skin color, the more melanin it has. But both dark and light-skinned children need UV protection because any tanning or burning can cause damage to the skin. Therefore, the earlier you protect your child’s skin from the sun’s rays, the better for your child’s growth. Here are some tips for sun protection to your kids.

Apply Sunscreen

Be sure your child wears sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher every day, regardless of their skin tone. Whatever sunscreen you choose, make sure it’s broad-spectrum (protects against both UVA and UVB rays) and if children are playing in or near water, is labeled waterproof.

Cover Up

One of the best ways to protect the skin is to cover up. To make sure your clothes provide enough protection, put your hands inside the clothes to make sure your hands are not visible. Babies’ skin is thin and delicate, so their skin burns easily. For babies under six months, the best protection is to make them keep out of the sun, so they should stay out of the sun as much as possible. If your baby must be in the sun, dress him or her in clothes that can cover their body, including wearing a wide-brimmed kids bucket hat to shade their face. The material of bucket hat should be skin-friendly material. A baby’s head skin is very tender, so you must make them feel comfortable so that they would like to wear the hat.

Wear Sunglasses

Sun exposure is harmful to the skin as well as to our eyes. Spending all day long in the sun can also cause corneal burns (the clear outer layer of the eye). Long-term exposure to the sun will lead to cataracts later in life. The best way to protect your eyes is to wear a pair of sunglasses with 100% UV protection. Many of children’s sunglasses come with interesting designs, such as colorful frames or cartoon characters, which allow your kids to pick their own pair.

Climbing Accessories

When it comes to climbing, we may think it is very difficult to our ordinary people only for those professional climbers. Climbers are all heroes, because they overcome mountains of difficulties and conquer many roughest edges of the world.

If you like this adventure, I believe you can do it. Well, you need to make full preparations before you climb the mountain. Mountaineering equipment is the entire material guarantee for mountaineering activities together with mountaineering food and fuel. In addition to camping tents, cookware, bedding, lighting, climbing ropes, measuring instruments, etc., you must also prepare personal equipment, such as backpacks, mountaineering clothing, mountaineering shoes, headlights, protective glasses, hats, etc. Here are some tips that help you to prepare your mountaineering gear.

Climbing Backpack

Mountaineering usually requires the use of a backpack in two different situations. One is used to drag equipment to your camp and the other is used for actual rock climbing. It is best to choose a backpack which is comfortable, lightweight and has a detachable frame.

When you’re climbing gear into the camp, you need a frame against your back. And you may want to take it off when you are heading for the top. You should buy a really climbing backpack instead of a backpacking pack.

A lightweight 50L backpack is ideal for towing equipment into the camp and climbing to the top. The most important thing is to make sure the backpack is comfortable and is suitable for you, and the hip straps can be brought to the back of the backpack and fixed behind the backpack.

Mountaineering Boots

Mountaineering boots are the most important equipment for your mountaineering. They protect you from natural disasters and are your primary mode of transportation. The boots must fit your feet and keep you warm.

The style of mountaineering boots depends on the difficulty of mountaineering. Weight is a decisive factor, because the heavier the boots, the slower the rate of ascent will be, even though it is not as important as weather resistance or comfort. In generally, mountaineering boots are firm, supportive and waterproof.

Sunscreen

It may be an unusually bright forest in some places. The trees are not as thick as you might expect, so you will be exposed to a lot of sun all day long. Therefore, you must do good sun protection for yourself. To do sun protection, you can wear sunscreen together with a sun hat to keep out the sun from your skin. Bucket hats with wide brim that can protect you from the harsh sunlight when you are climbing. Because when you climb the mountain, you will definitely look up and your eyes will be stung by the sun. Therefore, you should wear a hat to form a barrier in front of your eyes. You can choose a bucket hat with moderate brim to block the glare of the sun and to protect your face, ears and neck.

Mountaineering is one of the most valuable hobbies in the world, but it cannot be taken lightly. Before you setting out, spend some time learning the necessary rescue skills and learn how to use the equipment effectively. Proper preparation is the key to the success for climbing mountains.