Summer: what are the essential care?

When summer arrives, we should double our attention to everyday personal care, after all, exposure to the sun and high temperatures at the time can bring physical and emotional problems.

But even with the rush and demands of everyday life, it is possible to take care of yourself and keep your health up to date during the summer.

Skin care

According to a survey released in December 2020 by the National Cancer Institute (INCA) , of the Ministry of Health, skin cancer accounts for 27% of malignant tumors in Brazil.

But, despite being the most frequent type in Brazil and in the world, skin cancer has low mortality and can be treated. For this, skin care needs to be maintained daily and since childhood.

Therefore, avoid prolonged exposure to the sun. Remember that the hours when the sun is strongest are from 10 am to 4 pm. Wear adequate protection for all body parts and sunglasses with UV protection in addition to sunscreen.

Importance of sunscreen

The use of sunscreen is one of the main ways to contain skin cancer, but in addition, it also prevents dryness, premature aging and blemishes on the skin.

It is essential to protect your skin from the sun and UVA and UVB rays that reach the inner and outer layers of the skin.

On very sunny days, it should be applied to the skin every two hours. And it is important that it is also used on cloudy days, at least in the morning.

food care

It’s normal for excessive heat to take away our appetite, but we can’t go without eating, even because at that time it’s normal to drop blood pressure. So nourish your organism!

Look for a lighter, fresher and more balanced diet with colorful and diverse salads, light proteins and vegetables, as well as fruits throughout the day to help you stay hydrated.

keep hydration

As the temperature rises, the body works to protect itself by producing more sweat in order to cool down. That’s why the summer thirst is bigger.

To compensate for the loss of liquid, it is necessary to drink plenty of water. You can drink water, coconut water, iced tea and natural juices.

The ideal is to drink at least 2 liters of water a day to keep the body healthy and hydrated.

Beware of heat stress

In very extreme temperatures, the body can suffer thermal stress, which happens when there is difficulty in balancing the internal temperature, impairing your personal and professional development.

In the cold, hypothermia occurs and in the summer, thermal stress. Therefore, pay attention to your body temperature, which should average 36 degrees.

Summer Illnesses to Watch Out For

The main diseases that occur during the summer are:

– Dehydration due to the loss of liquids and mineral salts;

– Sunstroke through exposure to intense sun;

– Mycosis of the skin through fungal infections in humid and warm regions;

– Food poisoning due to inadequate food preservation;

– Dengue due to high reproduction and proliferation through heavy summer rains;

– Conjunctivitis and ear pain easily transmitted through beaches and swimming pools.

Keep an eye on the warnings your body gives you on a daily basis, take care of yourself and enjoy a healthy summer!


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