Smooth Tanning Without Damaging The Skin
Let me congratulate you on the fact the summer has started officially. Now you aren’t getting ready to the summer, but enjoying it in its wide and wild meaning!
All fashionable summer colors and trends are right up to the season. I’m sure that you like tanning your skin, and I just want you to know what it can cause and that you should care thoroughly about it.
Skin cancer is one of the results of the neglect of skin tanning. UK Cancer Research has revealed the report that says that skin cancer is the most prevalent form of cancer among women in their 20s.
And probably the cases of skin cancer are expected to increase by 70 per cent over the next 15 years, thanks to our love of sunbeds and ‘binge tanning’ on holidays.
But 80 per cent of skin cancers are preventable as being caused by exposure to sunlight or UV radiation. The only ways to protect the skin from this terrifying disease is to take safe care of it under the heating summer sun.
First of all check out if your moles are still of the same shape, size and color. Because their change can indicate you that you should consult your GP.
Vanessa Brown, a nurse practitioner at London’s Mole Clinic, says:
“The first visible signs of melanoma are usually a new or changing mole in the top layer of the skin. Get your moles screened at least once, so you know which moles are normal and which should be watched or removed. If melanoma is caught early enough it’s 100 per cent survivable, but if it’s caught late there is rarely a cure.”
Then, there are the special systems and mechanisms like Beau Visage Imaging System that allows examining the skin up to 2mm beneath the skin’s surface and can assess sun damage before it appears on the surface of the skin.
Why should you opt for the creams minimum SPF 15? First of all it’s an appropriate SPF rate that prevents sun rays from penetrating and damaging your skin. The pale-skinned people and children must sue at least SPF 30. The SPF number points the level of protection that you get from UVB rays, but to guarantee that you’re also protected against UVA, examine the star system as well and aim for a minimum of four or five stars.
“Unless you’re wearing an SPF of 50+, UV light is still able to penetrate your skin and damage it. So, as a company, Boots does not recommend low SPF products, nor that you should deliberately seek a tan.” – says Dr Mike Brown, Boots Suncare Scientific Adviser.
No ifs, no buts! Apply the sun skin protecting creams 15 minutes before you go outside. And don’t grudge the cream!
‘The biggest mistake that people make with suncream is not applying it generously enough,’ says Dr Brown.
Otherwise, opt for the higher SPF factor to compensate for the sparingly applied cream layer.
Don’t seek for the risk between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. as these hours are the most intensive in sun heating and radiation.
Spending time on the beach and swimming in the ocean is a wonderful time but do it wisely without the painful sun burns and even worse.
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