Natural tan: beauty and benefits
In summer, everyone strives for the beach, closer to the sea, river or lake, to enjoy sunbathing, soak in the warm sand and get a beautiful, even and mouth-watering tan. But it is worth noting that not everyone can sunbathe. People with high blood pressure and diabetes should generally be exposed to the sun as little as possible: there is a risk of worsening chronic diseases, as well as an additional burden on the heart and blood vessels. Small children and adolescents can also be exposed to scorching rays for no more than an hour – their fragile body can experience serious stress. There are special people suffering from albinism – they do not have melanin, which gives color to the skin, eyes, hair. In principle, they should not be in contact with the sun. But do not forget about ordinary people: if you are in the sun for a long time, then there is a risk of sunstroke and dehydration. Therefore, everything must be approached wisely.
Before rushing headlong to the beach and sunbathing, you still need to consult a doctor to rule out and prevent all negative consequences for the body. If exposure to the sun does not harm you, then it’s worth choosing the right place: it’s best to be closer to the water – then the skin tone becomes more even. The choice of creams, mousses, gels and other cosmetic products should be approached consciously: to start at home, test the purchased products on a small area of the skin. If inflammation and redness appear during the day, then, without hesitation, throw the goods into the bin. In addition, do not forget that it is best to buy cosmetics for the skin, and especially for tanning, in a pharmacy.
The process of obtaining an even tan has several features and rules:
* sunbathing should be taken gradually, starting from a few minutes, and gradually reaching several hours;
* The best time for tanning is from 9 to 11 in the morning and from 7 to 9 in the evening. It is during these hours that the skin acquires an even shade that lasts a long time;
* It is worth taking a lot of water with you, which you must drink every 15 minutes in small sips, so as not to cause great harm to the body;
* in no case should you sunbathe at an air temperature of more than 30 degrees;
* You should be careful if you decide on a tan without a bathing suit: direct sunlight can harm the mammary glands, and this is fraught with the development of oncology. However, not everything is so scary: a few minutes will only bring benefits.
Tanning is a delicate matter. If you spent a little longer under the scorching sun, then maybe after a few hours the skin will not get dark, but a burgundy hue – a sign of burns. In case of serious injuries, when blisters appear on the back, chest, legs, you should contact an ambulance. If there is a slight redness, then you can get by with both folk remedies and special medicines purchased at the pharmacy.
Before you take a sunny bath, you need to think carefully about clothes. If you are relaxing by the water and wearing a swimsuit, then it must be convenient and comfortable, especially in intimate places. In addition, the straps from the top should not dig into the skin: under the influence of sunlight, such areas can be injured. Other clothing worn over a bathing suit should “breathe” as much as possible, i.e. made from natural materials. It is recommended to put on underwear after tanning, also made of their ecological fabric – this will eliminate the risk of gynecological diseases.
A tan in nature is different in that under the influence of the sun, our skin produces vitamin D, a lack of which we feel in the winter. But so that the process brings the body exclusively benefits, one should not forget about safety.
Tanning in a tanning bed: benefit or harm?
Now in cities, almost at every step, there are signs on the “solarium” that intrusively invite people to use their services. It is no secret that in the late autumn, winter and early spring, most of the inhabitants of Russia rarely see the sun, and no one has dared to sunbathe in the snowdrifts. Therefore, to give the skin a beautiful dark complexion, many go to the solarium. There, in the equipped room, the process itself takes place: under the influence of radiation coming from special safe ultraviolet lamps, the skin becomes tanned.
Millions of people are now fans of the solarium, but others are wondering: is it safe? Answer: safe, but within reasonable limits. Many people develop a lack of vitamin D in the offseason: if you do not plan to fly to warmer countries, then a trip to the solarium will save the situation. However, in the case, as with a real tan, it is worth consulting a doctor. If there are no contraindications, then feel free to go to take a serving of healthy ultraviolet rays. Pay attention to how the tanning bed is arranged: so that the tan is even and long, choose those that repeat the shape and bends of the human body.