Sunbathing in moderation is good for the whole bodybut, according to the magazine Healthy & NaturalSunlight, ultraviolet lamps and other devices used to tan the skin can be dangerous and cause:
- Vision problems.
- Skin cancer.
- Weakening of the immune system.
- Unsightly skin spots.
- Wrinkles and premature aging.
Who is most exposed to damage?
We should all take care of the sun, however, People most at risk are those with pale white skin, blond, red or brown hair, people who have been treated for skin cancer or have a family member who has had skin cancer, and those with major health problems.
Seven keys to tanning safely
- Do not sunbathe at peak hours even if it is cloudy, the rays pass through the clouds.
- Always use sunscreen.
There are now a wide variety of safe sunscreens. Products with sun protection are identified by the symbol “SPF” which means Sun protection factor (sun protection factor) followed by a number. The higher the number, the greater the protection.
Buy those with an SPF of 15 or higher and those that say “broad spectrum” on the label. which means protection against both types of harmful rays from the sun and “waterproof” (water resistant) which means the lotion will stay on the skin longer, even if it has been wetted with water or sweat.
- Cover your head with a hat.
A wide brim helps protect your neck, ears, eyes and head.
- wear sunglasses.
Only buy sunglasses with a gasket that ensures the lenses can block between 99-100% of the sun’s rays. If they don’t have the stamp, don’t buy the glasses.
- protect your body.
- Uses light clothes in the sun, long-sleeved shirts and long pants or skirts as well.
- Avoid artificial tanning methods.
This includes UV lamps, tanning beds, as well as tanning pills and cosmetics.