We dedicate ourselves each and every day into helping protect our customers from the sun. In this blog, we look at the important topic of sun stroke and why it’s important to spot the signs. Our fantastic mineral-based sunscreen will help protect you against the effects of UVA and UVB rays including sunburn, but sunstroke can be serious, so it’s vital to know the difference.
By reading to the end, you’ll get to understand that while mineral-based sunscreen is a really important part of your sun protection routine, you still need to keep an eye out for serious heat-related issues. If you or anyone in your family does get sun stroke, you’ll be glad you did!
What is Sun Stroke?
Mineral-based sunscreen protects you against sunburn and other sun-related skin problems, however sun stroke is something altogether more serious. Medically-speaking, sun stroke occurs when your body temperature exceeds 104 degrees Fahrenheit. The reason it’s so dangerous is that once your temperature goes this high, you could suffer lasting damage to your internal organs and, in severe cases, it can even be fatal.
The initial symptoms can go unnoticed, meaning that it can easily creep up on you. You could be wearing your mineral-based sunscreen, sitting in the shade and be otherwise feeling ok, but still be going through the initial stages of sun stroke. Interestingly, those with sunstroke don’t tend to sweat, which would normally be a signal that you’re overheating!
The Symptoms of Sun Stroke
Whether you’re back inside after a day in the sun or you’re still out in it, you could start to feel the effects of sunstroke in a number of ways. They range from mild to severe and it’s so important that you quickly recognize the gravity of the situation. You can prevent sunstroke by staying out of the sun and drinking plenty of fluids, but if it does take hold, you need to be able to spot the signs.
The symptoms include:
- A throbbing headache
- Sore or red skin
- Weakness in your muscles
The reason why your body goes through this turmoil when you overheat is because your cells require a precise temperature to work properly. If you suspect that you have sun stroke, you should treat it as a medical emergency and seek expert help immediately and while you’re waiting, you should stay in the shade, cease all exercise and use cool water and/or fans to reduce your temperature.
Knowledge That Could Save Someone’s Life
Understanding the severity of sun stroke and its symptoms could potentially save yours or a loved one’s life, particularly if they are in their twilight years. So, after you’ve applied your mineral-based sunscreen and you’re enjoying the sun, it’s important to keep a watchful eye out for anyone displaying any of the symptoms of sun stroke, as the power of the sun needs to be respected.
High-quality mineral-based sunscreen is recommended by dermatologists and pediatricians. Our passion for skin safety has led brands to create a range of mineral-based products that are easy-to-use and that are highly effective at protecting you and your family.
If you’d like to see what we mean in greater detail, look for a full range of sunscreen for kids, sensitive sunscreen and other natural mineral-based sunscreens for every type of person and scenario.
We thank you for taking the time out to read our blog. We hope that it has highlighted just how important it is to watch out for sun stroke.