You may have had a couple of sun burns in the past, and you have dealt with them fine, however, are you aware that having sun burns often can increase your risk of melanoma?
Excess exposure to the sun has a number of disadvantages, it creates sun spots, it breaks down your DNA and also creates wrinkles on your skin, you look much older that you are and then it simply depresses you. So, why attract yourself to a sunburn when you can just as easily, learn how to prevent it.
Keep Sun Exposure to the Minimum
Learn what time you should stay away from the sun. The sun rays are at their strongest between 10 am and 2 pm. Try and get out with an umbrella, if you wish to venture out during that time, you need full proof protection. Try wearing a hat, sunglasses and even long sleeves.
You need broad spectrum coverage, and you can only get that with a water resistant sun screen which is more than SPF 30 or higher. This kind of sun screen will protect from both UVB and UVA rays.
Don’t be Stingy!
Don’t take a coinful in your hand, but a shot glass full is what you should use to get full proof protection from the sun. About a tablespoon should be dedicated to your face and the rest should be applied to your entire body, including ears as well. Protect your lips too, with a lip balm that has an SPF of about 15.
Apply Sunscreen Before You Get Ready for Some Sun
Your skin needs at least 15 minutes to absorb the goodness of the sunscreen completely and start working, so make sure that you apply lots of it about 15 minutes before you step out.
Dip in to Your Bag for More Sunscreen
It could be water resistant, but as the sun screen starts working in the sun, the UVA blocking ingredients too will start loosening up and breaking down. Just after two hours of wearing the sunscreen, its effects will start dwindling. So, make sure that you have some stashed away in your back, so that you can quickly wash up and apply some more.
Add More Tomatoes to Your Diet
Tomatoes are indeed great to protect your skin against sun damage. Go ahead, include some more tomatoes in your diet and protect your skin from the dangers of sun burn.
Pick up some Pomegranates
Ellagic acid is what pomegranates bring to the table. This acid is responsible for protecting your skin from damage that is induced by UVA and UVB rays. Antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties help add a layer of extra protection.
The drying effects of the sun on your skin can be fought by ensuring that you stay hydrated. You can also consume lots of fruits, as these contain a high content of water too.
Follow these simple tips and you can indeed plan to stay away from sunburn. Speak with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and a Homeopath to learn how you can create a diet rich in natural remedies that will help you build a system that will keep your skin protected from the harmful environment that surrounds us.