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How to Protect Your Eyes and Hair in the Summer Sun

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In the hot summer sun, many parts of the body are affected. Everyone takes care of their skin, but they forget that eyes and hair also need to be shielded

In the hot summer sun, many parts of the body are affected. Everyone takes care of their skin, but they forget that eyes and hair also need to be shielded from the bad effects of the sun.


How do ultraviolet rays affect the eyes?

Eyes are very sensitive to any touch, including light. Looking at things that are too bright for a long time, the eyes will quickly get tired, the feeling of eye pain appears. 


In the bright sunlight of summer, radiation from the sun easily causes blurred vision and premature degeneration… 


Therefore, it is very important to protect the eyes from ultraviolet rays.

Ultraviolet rays appear in the sun, located in the 400-100nm waveband, appearing more and more, increasing the risk of eye diseases. 


If you look directly into the sunlight, it is more dangerous for your eyes. Ultraviolet rays (also known as UV rays, ultraviolet rays) cause eye burns, corneal damage, cataracts…


The first harmful effects of ultraviolet rays can cause eye burns, easily encountered if we stand in the sun for a long time and do not have the protection with sunglasses, a hat. 


Symptoms of the disease are burning of eyelids, feeling of burning, itching, dry eyes and continuous blinking, blistering of endothelial cells. 

This phenomenon occurs a lot can lead to blurred vision, blurred vision.

At first, ultraviolet rays only affect the eyelids and cornea. If severe, UV rays will affect the lens, leading to cataracts. 


In addition, damage to the endothelial cells of the retina leads to macular degeneration.

Eye damage can be immediate or permanent after absorbing the UV rays present in the sun. 


In the eyelids, sunlight can cause some types of blepharitis, especially lash cancer such as basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and malignant melanoma.


Usually, after being exposed to ultraviolet rays, from 6-15 hours, there will be visual disturbances such as decreased vision, seeing halos around light sources. 


After that, the patient will feel like there is a foreign object in the eye, watery eyes, very afraid of the light. Usually, if progress is good, after 8 hours, these symptoms will go away on their own.


In case of prolonged exposure to sunlight, ultraviolet rays can also cause more serious eye diseases such as retinal damage, cataracts, and even blindness.


How to protect eyes: 

The most important measure to avoid sun damage to the eyes is to avoid direct exposure to sunlight, avoiding the time when UV rays are the most, such as from 11 am to 4 pm.


If we must work in the sun, we must find ways to limit the sun’s penetration into the body in many different ways such as wearing hats, wide-brimmed hats, covering the face… 


Need to take care of our eyes by wearing anti-ray glasses Ultraviolet every time we go out.


How to Protect Your Eyes and Hair in the Summer Sun

Hair also needs to be shielded from the bad effects of the sun.


Hair also needs proper sun protection

Every day, the hair has to endure a lot of harmful effects from the environment: wind, dust, sunlight … making the hair worse and worse. 


At the same time, factors such as age, the aging process, daily hair care habits, abuse of dyes, hair dryers too hot… are also causes of the faster-aging process. 


Hair, causing the hair to lose more and more natural tolerance, become weak and break.


To protect your hair, Health & Life recommends the following solutions:


Sun protection for the scalp and hair:


Standing in the sun for a long time, especially when the scalp is wet from seawater or water from the pool, is very easy to make the scalp sunburn and red. 


Therefore, you should wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect your hair from the sun.


Rinse your hair with clean water before and after swimming:


Another enemy of hair is chlorine in swimming pool water. 

The simplest way to reduce the impact of chlorine on the hair is to rinse the hair with clean water before swimming. 


Helping the hair follicles to expand and fill with water, minimizing the amount of chlorine absorbed into the hair when swimming. 


After swimming, wash and rinse your hair thoroughly with clean water.


Let your hair dry naturally:

If possible, instead of using a blow dryer, be patient and let your hair dry naturally. While a hairdryer is convenient, it can easily dry, break and damage hair if not used properly. 


Daily you should use nourishing and care oils with essential protective ingredients such as moisture, UV protection. Make it a habit to steam your hair once a week to directly provide essential nutrients to your hair.


Sunscreen spray for hair:

You should not only protect your skin from the sun but forget about protecting your hair from the sun, UV rays, and high temperatures from the sun. 


The solution for you is hair-specific sunscreen sprays with UV protection that help protect hair from signs of damage without being greasy.


Note: For healthy hair, do not wash your hair too much. After each wash, the scalp needs 48-54 hours to recover. 


When you wash your hair too much (wash several times a day or wash it every day) and use too much shampoo, you will make the oil layer on the scalp lose, the protective layer of the hair roots is affected, making the hair easy to fall and break than.


Eating enough nutrients such as vitamin B2 found in milk, meat, liver, bread helps healthy hair.


Vitamin B5 found in chicken, oranges, egg yolks… has the effect of nourishing hair, especially vitamin B3 found in yeast, fish, beans because this is an important ingredient, without it, hair will turn gray at a fast rate.


Regularly drink milk and eat dairy products for optimal nutrition for your hair. 


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