With summer approaching, we'd love to go to the beach and soak in the sun for a long time. Everyone loves a good sunbath, and it has many health benefits. Vitamin D is the most significant benefit of sunbathing, and people who regularly bathe in the sun know how important sunbathing is. Moreover, we love that tanned look and the sun-kissed cheeks.
The question is how to safely sunbathe so that it does not hurt your skin much. We are going to give you a few tips for sun tanning safely, so you get that cute tan without having to compromise your healthy skin.
You might be thinking that everyone knows about sunscreen and how important it is to use it before going out in the sun. It’s recommended to use sunscreen daily, but it becomes imperative to apply sunscreen if you are sunbathing. Dangerous rays of the sun cannot penetrate the sunscreen. However, it is essential to use sunscreen with an SPF of 30 because anything below it can't protect your skin from the harsh UV rays. Always wear sunscreen within 20 minutes of going outside.
2. Beta Carotene
Beta Carotene is found in foods like carrots, sweet potatoes, and kale. These foods are important to take when you are preparing to suntan. Eating foods rich in beta carotene when you are going out for a suntan can help you tan your skin without burning it. People who suffer from photosynthesis disease are prone to sun burning, and beta carotene is especially good for those people. Beta carotene reduces sun sensitivity, and that's how they save people's skin with photosynthesis disease before sun tanning or sunbathing.
3. Natural Ingredients
It is imperative to use natural ingredients that include SPF when you are planning to san tan. Some oils contain naturally occurring SPF. These include coconut, carrot, raspberry, and avocado. These oils should not be considered a substitute for your sunscreen, but these can add something extra to your already provided SPF 30 and help your skin feels better and more hydrated.
4. Change Position
Never lie down on one side or in the same position for longer than you can. If you change positions continuously while sunbathing, it will help you avoid burning on one side of your body.
5. Time it
Once you have decided to go out, time your sun tanning session carefully, the skin is tanned due to melanin production, and everyone's skin has a cut-off point to which it can produce maximum melanin, and if that cut-off point is passed, it won't create more. The normal range of melanin production is 2 to 3 hours. After that, your skin won't get any darker because melanin's production stops after that, and your skin will only get harmed. Try to time your session wisely.
With all these tips in your hand, you are now perfectly ready for a suntan session, so go out and get that dose of vitamin D.