How can you protect your skin from tanning?
UV-B rays, on contact with your skin, fuel the melanin pigments within your skin cells. Plus, the UV-A rays darken the melanin which gives you a tanned look. Also when your skin tans, it will create more melanin to defend itself against the harmful effects of sunlight. Be aware that UV-A rays can cause DNA damage and that they are also carcinogenic. UV-B rays are known to produce vitamin D in the skin, causing sunburn and also produce melanin. Both UV-A and UV-B rays can prematurely age your skin. But do not worry we have few tips to protect your skin from tanning.
- Apply sunscreen everyday even if you are indoors. If you sweat a lot or swim, reapply sunscreen every 2 hours.
- Always choose a sunblock that has UV-A rays or has broad spectrum protection, else it will not protect you from UV-B rays. Kaya’s Sweat Proof Sunscreen SPF 30+ is water and sweat resistant. It delivers up to 8 hour broad spectrum protection against harmful UV-A and UV-B rays. It is a light white coloured cream that leaves the skin with a smooth silky after-feel, and keeps it protected for long. To know more: http://shop.kayaclinic.com/shop-online/sweat-proof-sunscreen-spf30
- Avoid sun tanning beds as they are harmful for your skin. No matter how tempting it is to have a bronzed look, stay away from tanning beds. They prematurely age your skin and can also lead to skin cancer.
- Always keep your skin moisturised by using a daily moisturizer. It will keep your skin hydrated and reduce the damage caused by Sun. Kaya’s Intense Hydration Lotion is rich in Shea and Kokum Butter that replenish and restore essential oils to dry skin. Its 24-hour moisture lock formula prevents moisture loss all day long, leaving your skin soft and smooth to touch. To know more: http://shop.kayaclinic.com/shop-online/intense-hydration-body-lotion
- Protect your face and head with a hat or a scarf. Also wear proper sunglasses to protect your eyes from the sun. This additional protection will protect your skin from harsh rays of the sun. Avoid stepping out in the sun between 10 am to 4 pm. The rays of the sun are the harshest during these hours.