At face and eye risk. Between 5 and 10% of all epidermal cancers are related to the area that covers the eyes. A study, published on PlosOne, recalls the importance of prevention
PROTECT good eyelids and all the skin of your face while skiing or snowboarding. This is the recommendation of doctors at the University of Liverpool, Department of Eye & Vision Science, at the end of a study just published in the magazine PlosOne. The research examined photographs of people after a mountain holiday. A special camera was used to intercept the UV rays on the skin.
At the end of a ski day, it is not just about having a red and “burned” face, taking too much sun without protection can have dangerous consequences. In order to demonstrate concretely damage to sunlight at the dermis, researchers asked 57 volunteers, women and men, to apply protective creams (factor 30 and 50) to the face. Participants were photographed with the camera that captures the UV rays before and after the operation. The areas covered by creams appear black. The analysis showed that an average of 9.5% of their faces had not been protected from cream, typically the area around the eyelids, the area of the inner corner of the eyes and the nasal bridge. Even after extended information on the dangers of skin cancer on the eyelids, 7.7% of the participants found it unprotected.
The researchers recalled that between 5 and 10% of all skin cancers related to the eyelid, 90% of basal carcinomas (skin cancers) is all about head and neck. It is hypothesized that the high prevalence of eyelid tumors depends on the subtlety of the skin at that point and the consequent most vulnerable to ultraviolet rays, considered as a risk factor for skin carcinomas (basophilic and squamous cell).
The damage of the sun even on the eyelids. “For sunglasses and sunglasses skiing”
In the photos of the experiment, the dark parts are those protected by creams, the light ones are those exposed to UV rays. Participants had used 30 or 50 protection
All things should reflect the people of the skiers. Many are aware of the relationship between UV rays, skin type and altitude, the effects of lesser protection against mountain rays and snow reflection, but this study, experts say, shows that many still underestimate the risks and not they are sufficiently protected. The only comparable study on the risks of facial areas that are not adequately protected (about 50 people), according to researchers, dates back to 1994. Now, 23 years later, using this technology with this special UV camera allows more accurate analysis, while also highlighting the benefits of solar exposure to both the skin, the brain, neurondocrine and immune systems, for the intake of vitamin D when there is a deficiency.
Just the risk-benefit assessment in some cases, say in the English study, should reflect. One of the authors of the study, Kevin Hamill of the University of Liverpool, states: “The eyes and the skin around them are particularly vulnerable to ultraviolet and cancer radiations, so skiers and snowborders that are at risk of high exposure to UV must be many A thorough initial sunscreen application with a minimum factor of 30 is still insufficient. “.