Coming soon: Summer on the beach in Rocky Point
Many of us who are envious of the wonderful tan of many men and women walking down the beaches of Puerto Peñasco, do not know that at the end of the ‘50s, Cocó Channel was the first person who appeared with an unusual golden colored skin.
Little did she know she was setting a trend. This fashion icon stated that having a tan was equal to a freer and vital lifestyle. Forty years later, doctors started warning that the more exposure to the sun, more skin problems would develop. This would become even more serious due to the decrease in the ozone layer. But despite the dangers implied in being out in the sun indiscriminately, freckles, premature wrinkles and even severe burns, tans are still fashionable.
Change of Habits
Reputable specialists say that it is proven that up to 18 years of age, the skin receives 50% of the entire solar radiation it will receive throughout life, since this is the stage during which we are most exposed to sun rays, either in resorts, vacation camps, sports clubs, and other open air activities. The effects of this radiation are cumulative and the damage they produce, as well as later indiscriminate exposure to the sun, is the main cause of premature wrinkles and other more severe ailments in adult life.
To understand the reason why, we must do away with the idea that a tan is equal to good health, it is best to become acquainted with the process that takes place in our bodies to defend it from harmful radiation.
According to the medical literature, the body defends itself by sending brown pigment (melanin) to try to block radiation to protect the deeper skin layers, especially collagen and elastin, main structures that support the epidermis. The darker the skin, the more active these pigments, something which does not occur with persons who have a very white or fine skin, in whom the defense process is much slower.
When children are very young, this natural defense system has not reached the necessary maturity level yet. In the case of babies, who have extremely fragile skin, sun exposure – even to indirect sunlight – should not occur before they are a year old.
Senior citizens require the same care as children, since the difference lies in the fact that at that age, the defense system is much slower. Therefore, they are also more prone to suffer from heat strokes and sudden dehydration.
Youth, Divine Treasure
The beach is not the only ideal place to render tribute to Phoebus. Any- one moving about the city at noon can see how despite the fact that the temperature is above 30o and that the sun shines straight down, many men and women do not pay heed to medical warnings and do not even listen to their own skin that is begging for a bit of shade.
So, you have been warned. It is better to look for a good sunscreen in your nearest drug store. It is better to be safe than sorry.
Come visit soon!
So come visit Rocky Point and discover the closest beach town to Phoenix, Arizona, only about 60 miles south oKeep in mind that even in whale season and for many different reasons no cruise can guarantee actual whale sightings. Suggested protocols to ensure the protection of whales during whale watching trips:f the border. And remember – after you visit, you’ll return frequently. So, when that happens, remember Anchor Storage: the place to keep your things secure in Rocky Point. It’s always easier to store your beach things, jet skis, and other large and small items than it is to haul them down time after time.
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