Sun tanning has a beneficial effect on a person’s mood. But the main thing in this matter is not to burn the skin with excessive sunbathing. Even Paracelsus, a Swiss physician of the Renaissance, said that everything is poison and medicine, depending on the dose, so being under the sun should be within reasonable limits. Learn how to sunbathe better on the MedAboutMe website.
The benefits and harms of the sun
The sun is a kind of natural mechanism, whose ultraviolet radiation in strictly adjusted volumes can be beneficial to health. The sun’s rays synthesize important vitamin D in the skin, act as antidepressants and help in the treatment of certain skin diseases. In this regard, doctors specifically recommend sunbathing on the coast for children and adults. And in fact, being in the sun by the sea energizes the body for months to come.
Golden gentle tan for many decades has been associated with beauty, sports and health, which is why many women sought to get it at any cost. But in 1985, the American Academy of Dermatology announced the dangers of the sun, and in 2017 a group of scientists made a report in which solar radiation (infrared and ultraviolet visible) was considered as one of the factors in skin aging.
In addition, it has been proven that the sun’s rays provoke the appearance of malignant neoplasms: they damage the DNA of the cell, cause mutations and malignant degeneration. One of these neoplasms is melanoma skin cancer.
Three rules for a good tan
Based on the foregoing, you should be careful about solar procedures, which is important for people with delicate white skin (it is very sensitive). Fair-skinned people are at high risk of sunburn, so you should always use preparations to protect against sun aggression.
To ensure that the skin is well tanned and not damaged, follow these simple rules:
- Sunbathing is recommended in the early morning before 10 am and after 4 pm. This rule is especially true for the tropics, where the sun is scorching, burning, sultry, and for people of our latitudes it is completely unusual. The period from 12 to 15 hours is the most dangerous time, as the sun becomes extremely aggressive.
- It is necessary to use high-quality protection, these are special creams with an SPF index of at least 50-60, when it comes to beach holidays. And in the city, you can use a cream with an SPF index of 30-40. The tool is valid for about two hours, so it needs to be updated.
- Protect not only your skin, but also your eyes and head. The skin around the eyes is naturally thin, delicate, and mimic wrinkles are easily formed from squinting. Bright rays affect the lens of the eye, can cause corneal burns. When choosing sunglasses, you need to focus not just on tinted glasses, but on the fact that they provide 100% UV protection. During peak hours, you need to cover your head with a scarf, panama hat or any hat that will protect you from sunstroke.
And remember: everything is good in moderation.
Published on 07/04/2022 23:21
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