Girls, summer days are here! And that perfect golden-brown hue, a.k.a. suntan can make you look sexy and slim for the entire season. Studies show that sunbathing help our body produce vitamin D, which is essential for healthy skin, teeth and bones. Besides, right exposure of sun increases serotonin level in your body, which helps your body relieve stress and depression naturally.
However, it is very important to consider the safety measures so you can ward off the risks of sunburns, skin cancer and early aging. Remember the following 6 tips to get your skin sun-kissed and safe tanning this summer season.
Ditch the sunbed and go outdoors
If you have heard that you can get a healthy tan with a sunbed, it’s a myth. In fact, you get about 12 times of UVA with a tanning bed which can increase the risk of skin cancer in the long term. It is always best to go outdoors and get the bronze skin naturally!
Shop the right sunscreen
There are numerous sunscreen products available out there in form of lotion, gel, and spray. You need to choose your sunblock smartly to ensure effective sun protection. Sunscreen with SPF30 filters 97% of UVB rays, while products with SPF50 filter 98% of UVB rays. For dark Indian skin, SPF15 makes a right choice. In addition to SPF value, look for the phrase ‘broad-spectrum’ while selecting your sunscreen product. We highly recommend Day-Light Protection Sun Screen SPF 50 by Neogen Dermalogy and Sun Protection Eye Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 34 Sunscreen by Shiseido.
Don’t over do
You need not spend hours and hours at a poolside or at a beach to get that dark brown tan. Consistent exposure to the sun in peak hours, mostly between 10 am and 4 pm, can damage your skin and dehydrate your body. You should not spend more than 2-3 hours in the sun. Restricting your tanning time will help you get a beautiful tan without raising the risk of UV damage.
Get even tan
While out in the sun, make sure you turn your body at every 15-30 minutes or keep moving around so as to get even tanning all over your body. You certainly don’t want to have multiple colors on your body. Have an umbrella with you all the time so you can seek some shade whenever needed. Take breaks in between to avoid the risk of sunburns and get the longer lasting suntan.
Always wear summer accessories
Carry your sunglasses, hat, and umbrella to protect your delicate body parts from the harmful effects of UV rays. And make sure to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.