As summer arrives we face lots of Dilemmas. Reason is that in summers we are mostly outdoors and worried about our skin. Major problem we face in summer is Sun Tanning and other thing that we know is chemical bleaching damage skin more than it helps. Now the question arises What is Sun Tanning? And How Skin Tanning Occurs? Let’s discuss about sun tanning in details.
What is Sun Tan?
Sun tanning is the process of skin which tries to protect itself from the sun Ultraviolet Rays. It is caused by overexposure to UV rays from the sun. All tans are not same. Sunburn can vary from mild to severe. Understanding the timing and process for tanning can clear out that why our skin tans when we don’t expect it.
What causes Sunburn or Suntan?
Everyone skin type is different and the sun exposure can put different effect on different skin type. Skin ability to tolerate sun exposure depends on How Quickly your Skin makes Pigments (melanin) and how much it makes? Many times we might think that Why do I get Sunburn instead of Sun Tan?
Melanin is something that gives skin its color. People with dark skin have more melanin and light skin people have less. Body makes melanin to protect deeper layers of skin from damage. When skin gets damaged by sun rays it makes more melanin to protect skin from more damage which cause skin to change its color.
This is the reason dark-skinned people gets tanning, when they go in sun and people with light-skinned turns redder and gets sun burn. Besides this, lots of people also get uneven patches of color on skin. So, What’s your Skin type?
Here are some Fitzpatrick Skin Types:-
- Always Burns and Tans very Little
- Burns somewhat but Tans Gradually
- Always Burns, Never Tans
- Rarely burns and Tans easily (Brown Skin)
- Never burns, Tans darkly black (Dark Brown Skin)
- Burns a little but Tans easily (Olive Skin)
How to prevent Sun Tanning?
It’s always said that “Prevention is better than Cure.” So you can follow these Tips to avoid Sun Damage:-
- Avoid Sun Exposure
- Seek the shade especially between 10 am to 4 pm.
- Cover up your body well and wear hats with wide brims that cover your neck, ear, eyes or scalp.
- Use a broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) Sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day.
- Use water resistant sunscreen and 20 minutes before going outside. Reapply your sunscreen after every 2 hours and after swimming or excessive sweating.
- Wear sunglasses with UV Rays protection to prevent eye damage.
I hope you are aware about the sun tanning and how sun tanning is caused? Also follow all above Tips to Prevent Sun Tanning this summer and say good bye to tanning. Happy Skin, Happy Life!
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