How to Protect Your Kids from the Sun

by Gema Smith 06/02/2019

The summer is the time for a holiday. Summertime is the time families go on vacation and enjoy time together. Different places come to mind, and such situations lead to exposure to sunlight for many hours - the beach is a good example. 

When you visit the beach with your kids, you may expose them to sunlight for too much time, and that is bad for their skin. The reason is that the sunshine is made up of three kinds of ultraviolet rays, all of which affect the skin and the eyes. So, if you will enjoy summer and also be protected, so you don't have to deal with skin problems after the holiday is over, the following tips are essential.

  1. Stay in the shade. Wherever you go during the summer, try to stay under a shade as much as possible. That is important to reduce the amount of time your kids spend in the direct sun. So, when you are at the beach, get them to stop running around from an hour or two. Let them stay with you under a shade, and you can engage in activities that do not involve running around or getting exposed in the sun.
  2. Get them covered. It is quite challenging to get kids to settle down especially in a place like a beach where they have enough area to run around. However, as much as possible, ensure your kids are wearing clothes that cover more than half their bodies. Covering provides that they are not exposed to the sun more than their bodies can take.
  3. Protect their eyes. Having kept your kids in the shade for a few hours and also ensuring the wear protective clothes, another thing you can do is find a means of protecting their eyes. Before and during your stay at the beach, you should warn them not to look directly at the sun. Aside from that, however, you should get them sunglasses. That will assure you that you've protected their eyes by some means.
  4. Delay going to open places until evening. If you must go to an open place like the beach, you can delay your going until late into the evening when the sun sets. If you visit an area where the sun sets early, that means you have more time to spend outside. If not, then it implies that you have limited time to spend with the kids on the beach.

About the Author
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Gema Smith

Gema S. Smith has been an influential pioneer in the luxury real estate industry for over 30 years. With a reputation for providing first-class service and garnering impeccable results for her clients, Gema’s accomplishments have earned her mentions in San Jose Magazine as well as two State of California Senate Certificates of Recognition. 

Unapologetically persistent, tenacious in her negotiation and passionate about developing genuine trust with her clients, Gema brings her best-in-class service and award-winning approach to The Agency, with a focus on the high-end market of Silicon Valley. Previously, Gema served as a Broker Associate with Intero Real Estate Services in San Jose, where she was a consistent top producer and recognized as a Top Listing and Sales agent for the company’s 15 corporate offices. Knowing that every buyer and seller has their own unique story to tell, Gema is proud to play a role in her clients’ ongoing narrative and represent their best interests in what is often the biggest transaction of their lives. 

Gema has been an active member of the real estate community since 1987, getting her start in the loan business before obtaining her real estate and broker’s licenses. In 2002, she opened a real estate brokerage and loan company which she ran successfully until 2008, when she chose to focus her efforts on real estate sales full-time. Gema is a long-time member of the Santa Clara County Association of Realtors (SCCAOR) and California Association of Realtors (CAR), as well as a Certified REO & SHORT SALE Specialist with The Five Star Institute. She is also a two-time Santa Clara County Chapter President of NHORA (National Hispanic Organization of Real Estate Associates) and currently sits on the NHORA National Board of Directors. 

A passionate philanthropist, Gema sits on the Board of Directors for the Jose Valdes Math Institute. Her commitment and dedication to the advancement of educational opportunities to underserved communities defines her character. In her spare time, Gema enjoys gourmet cooking, entertaining family and friends, wine tasting, reading, jogging and traveling.