Sun and You

How do you sun tan and avoid the effects of sun tanning (UV rays) at the same time?

What are the necessities you must have in hand when you head to the beach? You need your sun glasses, your sandals, your towels, and of course you need the sun block too, even when you are in a real hurry to reach the sands and the sun!! As more than a million people are diagnosed with skin cancer each year and the studies prove the relation of the disease and sun, this is very important.

As per the results obtained from studies, there is no safe way to get a tan. Tanning is the defensive response of your skin to prevent further damage after it is already damaged.

The most dangerous part effect of a natural sun tan is ultraviolet rays or UV rays. There are two kinds of UV rays namely UVA and UVB, both of which damages your skin by penetrating in and even changing your gene signature. The stronger one of these two, UVA, may cause the occurrence of skin cancer on you, if you are exposed to it for a long period of time. UVB rays are the culprits behind the redness and sun burn caused on your skin. They may cause skin cancer as well. The tanning methods available in today’s world tend to keep your skin protected from UV rays. Even then, there are questions about the safety of tanning your skin by shutting yourself in a tanning booth for half an hour.

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