A deep, bronzed skin, acquired by sun tanning is very popular today. Not only that, many people enjoy tanning. One only has to go to the local beach to see dozens of people lying in the sun, trying to get that perfect tan.
But sun tanning has its dangers, too. Ultraviolet rays, or UV rays, which you are exposed to from the sun and from tanning beds, can cause sun burning, premature aging, and cancer. Over exposure to the sun, which you are in danger of when tanning, can pose serious long term health risks.
The solution is to protect yourself from over exposure to the sun. Limit your time in the sun, and or use protection from the sun. Many professionals recommend that you use clothing, such as long sleeve shirts and hats to protect yourself from the sun.
However, if you’re wanting to get a tan, you don’t want complete protection. You want to protect your skin with skin care products.
The first skin care product you’ll need is sunscreen, which will help protect your skin from the negative effects of exposure to the sun. When choosing a sunscreen, ensure that it protects you from UVA and UVB rays. Also pay attention to the Sun Protection Factor, or SPF rating of the skin care product.
Exposure to sun and other elements can also have a premature aging effect on your skin, which you probably do not want! You can combat aging effects on your skin with rejuvenating skin care products. Many of the products contain ingredients such as aloe vera or antioxidant rich plant sources. Antioxidants help fight oxidation by free radicals, which is what causes much of effects of aging.
Sun tanning can be enjoyable and beautifying, but you should be very careful. It’s not worth damaging your skin or your health. Protect yourself and your skin with quality skin care products every day of the year.