The main rules of safe tan


How much time per day safely in the sun.

Summer is in full swing. The Ukrainians are trying to spend more time in the sun and enjoy the warm weather. This is not surprising, because thanks to the sun in our body produces the so-called “happiness hormone”, and we subconsciously strive to get a dose of this hormone as quickly as possible. But few people think about that but good, the sun’s rays are also a danger, reports the with reference for Today.

Leading the program “Ranok z with Ukraine” on TV channel “Ukraine” Lilia Rebrik and Anatoliy Anatolich found out how much time per day is safe to sunbathe and to whom the sun is not recommended at all.

Under the rays of the sun in the human body produces vitamin D, which strengthens bones, helps the absorption of minerals, improves immune system. But it does not need spend hours lying under the sun.

“For the bactericidal effect, for the production of vitamin D (need – ed) 10-15 minutes a day sun exposure, says dermatologist and cosmetologist Tatiana Kobets. Anything more than that time, will definitely harm the body. – Once you get a sunburn, and your skin will become a little brownish tint, vitamin D will no longer be produced”.

Excessive sun exposure primarily affects the skin condition – reduces the amount of collagen, elastin, and accelerates aging. For patients with pigmentation ultraviolet baths are generally not recommended.

Also contraindications to tan – acceptance of certain antibiotics. So before sunbathing, you should consult your doctor. As a popular bronze tan is nothing but a protective reaction to ultraviolet radiation.

But the worst consequence of sun – melanoma, a disease known as skin cancer. It is quite aggressive and progresses rapidly. This is especially dangerous for people with very light skin.

“There is clear evidence that ultraviolet light causes mutations in DNA, changes in the structure of cells, and this leads to the development of melanoma, says a skin oncologist and oncosurgeon Sergei Vasilenko. – We have an average of phototype 2-3, that means we light-skinned.”

Light skin is less resistant to UV light. Another indication of moles. If you love to tan, before each beach season, you should visit a dermatologist in order to spot a melanoma or to prevent it.

Here are a few rules that will help make sun exposure safer:

  • Sunbathing should be before 10.00 am or after 16.00 – then the sun not such aggressive.
  • Be sure to use sunscreen with a high protection factor.
  • Do not forget sunglasses – the eye is also sensitive to the sun.
  • You need to drink more fluids to avoid dehydration.