Many like the way how their skin looks. And there are people who like to have their skin look tan in color. And to get that skin tone, they use to expose in the sun and this has a variety of risks. Some people have outdoor sunbathing, but even though you wear sunscreen it has risks. So how to do a safe sun tanning?
As long as you only tan your skin, without getting any sunburn, it is totally fine. Your skin can sustain sun damage long before that burn makes an appearance. Although we love to get that sun-kissed glow, it is important to remember that tan is actually a sign of skin damage and the extra melanin production is the body’s natural reaction to protect from sun exposure.
Is it safe to do sun tanning faster?
There are so many suggestions and myths you can find about tanning. So before moving into the process of tanning, you need to consider the real facts. There are many risks involved. Some believe that getting exposed to the sun for a short time without sunscreen can be safe. But no, even if you are going to stay for a short time, you are doing damage to your skin and it is risky.
The damage that occurs in the skin cell increases the risk of skin cancer and makes the skin wrinkle and sag. Skin changes associated with aging are caused by the sun’s UV rays.
When it comes to how dark the skin will get in the sun, each person is unique. Some will burn almost immediately and some people will rarely burn, because of melanin, the pigment that helps to tan. This is created naturally by the body to protect the deep layers of skin from damage. People with light skin have less melanin and may burn or turn red in the sun, while dark skin people have more melanin and will get darker as they tan.
Fast and safe sun tanning methods.
- Wearing Sunscreen is the best option no matter what type of skin tone you have, and how fast you tan your skin. It is recommended to wear sunscreen of at least SPF 30, as it is strong enough to block the UV rays. and if you are fair-skinned, you need to increase it by SPF 50. Do not use any tanning oil that doesn’t contain sand prediction. Apply sunscreen within 20 minutes of being outside. Try to cover your body with sunscreen. Even if you are in the shade, you need to wear it because the shade will not be enough to offer maximum protection.
- Avoid peak heat, if you are serious about preventing damaged skin. It is between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m, and the sun’s rays will be stronger. So make sure to stay indoors at such times. You can go out the other time to feel the warmth. Do not stay out for a longer time than your skin can create melanin, which is responsible for tanning. The melanin cut-off point is usually 2 to 3 hours, and after this point, your skin will not get darker and it will put your skin in harm.
- Foods can make you tan. Eat foods that contain beta carotene, like carrots, oranges, kale, and sweet potatoes. These food items will help you to tan without burning. Studies show that beta carotene can help to reduce sun sensitivity in people with photosensitive diseases.
- Prepare your skin before you tan, so that it can help you last longer. Try to exfoliate your skin because if it is not exfoliated, it will be more likely to flake off. After tanning, use an aloe vera gel to make your tan last longer.
- Take breaks and seek some shade, so it will make it less likely for you to burn and it will give your skin a break from intense heat.
- Avoid sunbeds, because they would pump out huge amounts of UVA and virtually no UVB. This can increase the risk of skin cancer by 75%. The indoor tanning beds will expose the body to high levels of UVA and UVB rays. So do not believe myths that say sunbeds can give you a healthy tan.
Who should not tan?
There are some people who can be more susceptible to skin damage from the sun.
Young skin is more sensitive to sun damage and when you get exposure to the sun during childhood or adolescence, it will be more likely to cause skin cancer in later life.
People with light skin are more prone to burning. If you have a natural tan, this can provide you with sunburn protection but it is not safe enough.
People who have undergone cosmetic treatment such as skin peel or laser hair removal, use skincare products that contain chemical exfoliants, acne medications, and people who take other medicines that cause photosensitivity should avoid sun tanning.
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