Thursday, 2 June 2011

Tips to prevent tanning

Cover yourselves up as much as possible. You can wear gloves and full sleeves clothes to protect your skin from the harmful ultraviolet rays that tan the skin.

Always wear a hat when you are outdoors or carry an umbrella with you.

Avoid moving out in the sun between 10 am and 3 pm. This is the time when both the types of UV rays i.e. UVA and UVB penetrate to its maximum into the earth surface resulting in tanned skin.

Always use a sunscreen lotion when going out in the sun. Apply the sunscreen lotion 15 minutes prior to moving out. The SPF (sun protection factor) of the sun screen lotion should not be less than 15.

Apply sunscreen lotion to the all those areas of your body, which remain exposed to the sun. Always choose a sun screen lotion that best suits your skin type. Even if you apply a lip balm, make sure it is preceded by the application of a sun screen on your lips.

Supplements cannot prevent our body from sun tan and sunburns. But a healthy diet and fluids can sure prevent you from dehydration.

Drink plenty of water, cucumber juice and water melon juice. Keep cool tea bags, cucumber slices, or a soft cotton towel dipped in cold milk over your face. This might be helpful in preventing your skin from tanning.

Aloe vera gel could be applied over your entire body regardless of the degree of sunburn.

Plan your wardrobe to avoid burning. Even a light, shiny fabric or a wide-brimmed hat can help protect your skin from damage.

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