Be Careful While You Tan In The Sun Or On A Tanning Bed

A tan looks good on everybody, and it is something that you may want. However, in getting a tan, you should take care not to roast your skin to the point that you get sunburn. At the same time, it is necessary to wear a sunscreen lotion whether you are tanning in the sun or a tanning bed. This is to protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun which include premature aging and skin cancer caused by the harmful UV rays of the sun. Let us look at the things you should bear in mind while tanning

Protect your eyes

Bright light on the optical nerves stimulates the hypothalamus gland which in turn causes the body to produce more melanin, which will create a deeper tan. However your eyes can get burned, so it is better to protect them with a hat. Avoid wearing sunglasses if you don’t want to get tan lines on your face

Hydrate your body well

Long exposure to the sun can dehydrate your body, so make sure you drink plenty of water while you are tanning. It is also advisable to cool your body now and then for which you can either get into the water if you are on the beach or at the swimming pool. Otherwise, you can get away from the sun and into the shade for a while.

If you bear these things in mind, then you will ensure that you do not harm yourself while you are tanning and still be able to enjoy the envy of your friends with a glowing, glorious tan.