Summers can be so much fun on the beaches, fishing, or simply having fun with friends in the warm and sunny weather. But unfortunately, the undesirable result is visible within a few days -a tanned skin. It is fairly safe to say that due to active lifestyles we lead, we are constantly exposed to the sun.When you have been exposed to the sun so much that your skin cells are almost damaged, skin tanning becomes an issue and makes the skin look dull.
Ultraviolet A(UVA) radiation is what makes people tan. UVA rays penetrate to the lower layers of the skin epidermis, where they trigger cells called melanocytes to produce melanin. Melanin is the brown pigment that causes tanning. Melanin is the body's way of protecting skin from burning.Thus tanning is your body’s way of taking care of the skin and preventing damage.
Sunscreen contains substances to block UVA and UVB rays. However, choosing a sunscreen can be quite tricky and if you pick the wrong one, then you will get absolutely no sun protection to avoid tanning of your skin. Suncreens comes mostly in chemical forms as you dont get much of a sunscreen lotion affect in any natural products. So its always good to avoid direct sunlight as much as possible by following few tips.
Try to wear full sleeve shirts to protect your arms. Use hats and scarves to avoid sun damage. Clothes can block a major amount of solar radiation and save you the unnecessary trouble. Carry an umbrella always, You can protect your face and your hair from getting hit by direct sunlight if you carry an umbrella with you.
Have a skin friendly diet: have a collagen-rich diet which will fasten skin repair and make it easier to remove the layer of sun tan. Omega 3 fatty acids and foods rich in vitamin E act as natural internal sunscreens. Tomatoes, when consumed raw or cooked, can help to shield the skin from sun damage internally. Make sure your food has plenty of anti-oxidants.
After all this, you will still have the after sun affect on your skin. Here are two best natural ways to treat your skin.