Don’t forget your sunscreen!

The sun is good for us but we must use it correctly to not harm the skin and compromise our health. In the pool, in addition to sun exposure, our skin also suffer from the effects of chlorine. The first step is to protect yourself properly, choosing a sunscreen that blocks dangerous sun rays. Use sunscreen with Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 to 70, according to the skin type (light or dark skin) and limit the exposure time. Reapply the sunscreen every 40-90 minutes and specially after using the pool as the concentration of chlorine in pool water also has variations and it helps to remove the sunscreen faster.

 

  • Apply the sunscreen 30 minutes before sun exposure, the skin can absorb the product in order to have the desired effect protection.
  • Sunscreen should be reapplied after going in to water or sunning more than two hours.
  • Use the right sunscreen, if you have oily skin you should use the filter in the form of gel or oil-free. For normal skin, any type will work well like gels, creams and lotions.
  • Don’t use an expired sunscreen.

 

How to keep the body healthy tan without damaging the skin

 

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The sunscreen protects skin from cancer, aging, and helps prevent blemishes, wrinkles and sagging. Another important point is that, when using the product, the body has time to promote a gradual increase in melanin that allows effective and acquire gradually a lightweight and safe tan. Its use should be constant and we must not forget that besides the face, areas such as lips, ears and hands should also be protected as they are ends that are exposed all the time. 
The whiter one’s skin, the greater must be the protection factor. It is also important to avoid the sun between 10am and 3pm, when its rays are more intense. The protection can be accomplished with the use of a hat.
In the body, you should apply sunscreen with SPF 30 in sun-exposed areas such as arms, chest and legs. Long pants and long sleeve lightweight fabrics are also good options. To gain the desired tan without excessive sun exposure is necessary to maintain a rich diet  at least one month before starting the process and also during the period of intense outdoor exposure. It should also hydrate the body by drinking plenty of fluids, and apply daily facial and body moisturizers compatible with the type of skin after bathing. Another tip is to make a weekly exfoliation in areas such as elbows, knees and feet. The main habit to keep a healthy tan and longer is to cultivate an balanced diet is essential for the proper functioning of the whole organism. Skin being the largest organ we have, then nothing better than to eat well, to keep skin, nails and hair healthy and beautiful. In addition to maintaining proper hydration, it is worth remembering that the person overreacted in the first days of sun exposure, the chance of skin peeling is greater. 

A balanced diet is always vital, regardless of whether or not a person exposed to the sun. But some foods improve skin appearance and enhance your tan naturally. They are: carrots, papaya, mango, melon, pumpkin, orange and green leaves, such as parsley, cabbage, kale, spinach and watercress, rich in beta carotene, the nutrient that turns into vitamin A in the body and protects cells from sun damage . Other healthy habits is to eat balanced diet in liquid form of water or juices, which help in proper functioning of cellular metabolism throughout the body. 

It is essential to maintain a sunscreen with SPF 30, which must be applied in sun-exposed areas such as face, chest, neck, arms, hands and legs, even when you’re not at the beach or pool. 

The main sin that a person commits is NOT use sunscreen. If the person does not protect, as an immediate result, it will have a sunburn redness, pain, blistering, peeling, clear blemishes and dark without tan. As a late consequence, we highlight aging, and skin cancer. Today, sunscreens are increasingly developed and adapted to each skin type. 

Depending on the color of the skin, the protection factor must be greater. Fair skins need SPF 30. Already in black skins only SPF 15 is effective.

Anyone who has oily skin should use the filter in the form of gel and oil-free lotions. Have normal or combination skin adapt well to fluids, gels, creams and lotions, oil-free

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