Adequate tanning preparation can help prevent burns and skin irritation. If you want a healthy, slightly brown complexion in the summer, start now. Then a beautiful tan will remain on the skin for a long time.
The sun you wait all year will accelerate skin aging. What exactly happens to the skin when exposed to the sun? UV radiation releases more than usual amounts of available radicals - oxygen molecules that attack almost all tissue components and damage the body. They work on genes found in every cell. Do not spare skin protection creams.
UV rays cause adverse changes in fibroblasts, the cells responsible for the production of collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin fibers containing a mesh that forms a scaffold for epidermal structures. Thanks to them, the skin becomes firm and elastic. Fibroblasts also produce natural enzymes that regulate skin regeneration. When exposed to UV radiation, these enzymes are over-activated. They start to break down collagen when the skin loses its firmness.
How can you reduce the negative effects of UV radiation if you still want to sunbathe? The diet will prepare the skin for sunburn.
It is worth thinking in advance, preferably 2 months before the summer, to think about a diet. It should be rich in antioxidants that protect the skin from free radicals - when a molecule encounters a free radical, it binds to it, neutralizing it. One of the most powerful antioxidants is beta-carotene. Unused by the body, it accumulates gradually - first in adipose tissue, then in the epidermis. Its greatest treasures are orange and red fruits and vegetables: carrots, tomatoes, pumpkin, red peppers, apricots, peaches, oranges.
Contraindications to sunburn
Check for any retinoids in the cream you are using. Use hydroxylic acid or salicylic acid. If you are currently using a cream with one of these ingredients, you should avoid tanning. Naked skin becomes thinner and softer, and therefore more susceptible to the adverse effects of sunlight.
Also avoid dermatological and cosmetic treatments. Immediately before a season that was not rated. Do not go to laser procedures, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, use only one skin for irritation, which becomes more sensitive. After them, you need to carefully protect the skin from the sun's rays, which is not always possible.
If you are on birth control pills, sunbathe moderately, protecting your skin with a large filter cream. Using oral contraceptives with excessive sun exposure causes discoloration of the skin.