When the holiday season is in full swing, we’re more likely to think about a beautiful, bronzed tan and hours spent in the sun. In winter and autumn we long for warmth, sunshine and skin-tight outfits, so as soon as it starts getting a bit warmer we start seriously thinking about lying on the beach and sunbathing. After all, nothing looks as good as a sun-kissed body, right? With this statement you can both agree and disagree. Everything depends on individual contraindications, which we should always take into account, because unfortunately tanning is not as safe as it may seem.
The sun has a beneficial effect on your mood, but also on your health – it provides vitamin D3, which is important in the functioning of our entire body. But just as with everything else in the world, sunbathing too, you need to know moderation. Anything in too large quantities can be really dangerous. To look beautiful and be able to boast of a brown color of the skin, you do not need all day long lying “square” in the sun. The most important thing is moderation and proper protection, which protects against harmful UV rays.
UV rays have a very negative impact on our health and skin. Too long in the sun can lead to sunburn, dry skin and its peeling, and to dehydration, or even sunstroke. In very extreme cases, the rays can also lead to a number of diseases, including skin cancer. Sunbathing too long and too often can also leave many spots on your skin, which can also affect your health.
5 safe tanning rules
To protect yourself and your loved ones from the harmful effects of the sun, but also to take advantage of all the benefits of tanning, you should take care of proper protection. This will help you avoid any unpleasantness and still be able to enjoy a beautiful tan and healthy-looking skin. In addition to the following advice, remember that it’s better to tan on the move than by lying for hours on a beach. So what should you keep in mind when you decide to go tanning?
- Sunscreen is a must have for every sunbathing session, regardless of the season. It is important to choose a cream with an appropriate filter – the higher the value, the better to protect your skin. For the product to work effectively, you should also protect your skin in the shade – the rays penetrate the treetops and, even then, can irritate the skin. Therefore, remember to regularly lubricate the entire body surface.
- Headgear is an obligatory part of clothing, which will adequately protect against the negative effects of heat and sun – sunstroke. You should take care of this aspect especially in children, who are reluctant to wear hats and caps.
- Donot forget to protect your eyes – sunglasses, protect your hair with a spray, which can also easily dry out in the sun, and protect your lips with a moisturizing lipstick.
- The hour of sunbathing matters, although many people completely forget about it. If you’re planning an outing to the beach, garden, or even a longer walk, it’s best to go only after 4 pm, when the sun burns most gently. Hours of morning or early afternoon most often lead to burns, stroke or dehydration, because the sun is then the highest and strongest heats.
- The most important rule is to hydrate! Prolonged exposure to the sun promotes dehydration, which can lead to many unpleasant and dangerous situations, so it’s important to drink plenty of water regularly. Juice and carbonated drinks are out of the question. It is also worth remembering that some medications and medical conditions exclude the possibility of long basking in the sun, so before planning to rest in the sun’s rays, you should read all contraindications. Health first.