Summer is here and now it’s just fun! It is not a cliché, that is, many take advantage of this period to travel and create a daily habit of physical activity. Another important point of this period is skin care.
Precautions for Tanning in Summer:
“The first point to emphasize is that tanning occurs as an attempt by our skin to protect itself from the damage caused by UV rays. But this mechanism is not enough to avoid the losses,” said Caroline in an exclusive interview in Sport Life.
Do you love going to the beach or playing your favorite sport and still don’t pay attention to the smallest details? Remember, it’s important to use sunscreen wherever you are. “The main advice for those who like tanned skin is to avoid deliberate sun exposure and use self-tanning products,” warns Pacheco.
The doctor also recommends avoiding sun exposure between the hours of 10 A.M. to 3 p.m., when the UV index is at its highest. Use sunscreen all over your body, with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30. Reapply sunscreen all over your body every two hours or if you sweat a lot or after swimming in the sea, pool, river or bath. Never use a tanning bed.
Healthy Food is Good for the Skin:
Vigilance doesn’t just fall on the skin, meaning the diet exerts a tan-accelerating effect. There is evidence that the main component of fruits and vegetables responsible for skin discoloration is carotene, a substance found in carrots, papaya, pumpkin, cabbage, apricots, mangoes, etc.
“After eating and absorbing these vegetables in high, regular amounts, a condition called carotenemia can occur due to the deposition of carotenoids between the cells of the surface layers of the skin. This condition leaves the skin with an orange-yellow tint, especially on the palms and soles — which some may mistake for a tan.