The idea of vacationing in Goa and chilling all day at the beach sounds great. However, the only thing to worry about is the tanning that follows after sunbathing for hours. So, is there anything you can do about it? Absolutely! We firmly believe that prevention is better than cure. This article talks about how you can prevent your skin from tanning, burning, and sun damage. Let’s dig deep to find it out.
But first, let’s understand why your skin tans?
The sun is one of the things without which our lives would be dull, without any light! But just like not everything is perfect, the sun also has some disadvantages. It emits harmful UV rays that can cause sunburns, aging, sagginess, and even skin cancer. Although our skin does block the UVA rays with the help of melanin (the pigment that gives our skin its colour) to some extent, when the existing melanin isn’t enough, our body produces more. And this is what causes our skin to tan.
So, is there anything that can prevent sun tanning?
There are solutions to everything! Here are a few sure ways that can prevent you from tanning whilst enjoying the sun.
Slather on your Sunscreen
One of the things that can save you from tanning and burning is wearing sunscreen. This is the best way to shield yourself from the harmful UV rays of the sun and prevent skin cancer in the future. In sunscreen, different things help you with sun protection and the two most important things are SPF and the PA+ rating.
SPF, short for Sun Protection Factor, plays a major role in protecting your skin from the burning caused by the sun’s UVB rays. So, definitely, higher SPF in sunscreen means you get higher protection. But note that, SPF 30 blocks 97% of the UVB rays and SPF 50 blocks 98% of them. PA+ rating, on the other hand, is responsible for protecting your skin from the tanning caused by the UVA rays. The highest rating up till now that can be proven effective against UVA rays is PA++++ (16+ UVA-PF). Apart from all this, you must also look for a sunscreen that has a broad spectrum and is water-resistant.
If you are looking for an all-around solution to all sun-related problems, look no further and pick our Cover Up Sunscreen! It has an SPF rating of 75.99 per cent, a PA++++ rating, protects your skin from the blue light emitted from the screen, and even reverses the damage of pollution on the skin. The silky smooth texture and easily blendable formula have made this one of the most favorite sunscreens among our customers.
Note: Apply your sunscreen 15-20 minutes before heading out and re-apply it every 2-3 hours if you are out all day!
Avoid going out in peak hours
If you can, avoid going out of your house or in the sun during peak hours, which is 11 am to 2 pm. This is when the sun’s UV rays are the most intense and harmful. However, if you really have to go out, this is what you can do.
Cover yourself with accessories
Before stepping out, accessorize yourself with a hat, sunglasses, clothing with full sleeves, a scarf, etc. This will make sure you are fully covered and have an added layer of protection apart from the sunscreen.