Sunday, 24 Mar 2019

The importance of sunscreen when taking a flight


IllustrationIllustration - When traveling by plane there is generally one important thing that is often forgotten: wearing sunscreen.

Although you feel inside the plane is not exposed to heat, but it turns out the sun attacks while sitting in the plane, especially in seats near the window, the more dangerous for skin health.

"Although the window of the plane can block UVB rays, but UVA rays cannot be blocked, let alone these rays will be the more dangerous if we are at the height of atmosphere" said dermatologist and assistant professor Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Marisa Garshick, as quoted from InStyle.

This fact is obtained after a study from JAMA Dermatology revealed, if the skin exposed to UV light in the plane with a height of 30 thousand feet for 56 minutes, the same as if we relax in the tanning bed (tube for darkening the skin) for 20 minutes. Very dangerous as it turned out!

Not only airplane passengers at risk of exposure to UV rays. Danger of skin damage also approached the pilots and crew. Instead they are at higher risk of skin cancer from UV rays, due to the demands of continuous work on the air.

Therefore they should pay attention to skin care when in the plane more serious.

"It is very important to protect the skin from UVA exposure as well as UVB, because UVA rays can cause aging of the skin and the cause of skin cancer" said Dr. Marisa.

She recommends wearing sunscreen that protects skin from UVA and UVB rays, usually with PA ++ and has an SPF 30. Do not forget to wear sunscreen at least 30 minutes before flight, and reapply every 2 hours if you are on a long flight.


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