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Albinos: no more care than the sun

Dec 18th 2013 at 12:00 AM

sun careThe albinos can have problems when going to the beach , since at present almost no melanin in their skin, it is much more vulnerable to the action of sunlight and, as a result, may suffer burns easily.

Therefore, according to experts warn, people too white or outright albino, need more frequent care and be " particularly stringent "in relation to sunscreen, not just in summer, but also during the winter .
" The skin has a memory and a burn now, another next year and so on can lead to a serious problem tomorrow , "he said about Francisca Martín, skin specialist.
But in the case of those albino , the risk is much higher and are more prone to skin disorders. Dr. Vicente García-Patos, chief of Dermatology at University Hospital Vall d'Hebron (Barcelona), said about that " in Spain, most skin cancers are treated in normal skin , not too white nor black , are reported on the s 50 or 60, but at 20 albinos there are cases of melanomas . "
For these subjects, it is then recommended, and most of all,  avoid the worst hours of sunshine. Moreover, although should " use creams with a sun protection factor that always exceed 50 "will not be enough.

Moreover, experts recommend covered with light clothing, hats and sunglasses (since in albinos are frequent problems cataracts, product UV) not only to go to the beach, but if in sport or go for a long walk.

Ducks García concluded that " if for normal skin is important to limit sun exposures to these much more ". He advised to avoid going to the beach and, if they do, "which is from 18 pm, when the rays are less harmful and always with protection , "he added.

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