Sunlight and Suntan Tips

Sunlight and Suntan Tips


The human skin consists of dark pigments cells called melanocytes very close to skin surface. When these cells are exposed to Ultraviolet radiations (UV) in sunlight they form melanin which is suntan effect resulting in darker skin. It also provides protective barrier to skin from sunrays. It is more popular for white skin people to get sun tanned. They take holidays to go to sunny beaches particularly to tropical countries to get their skin suntan. Suntanned skin is a fashion and healthy look.

UV radiation from sunlight affects body's immunity causing defective cells to produce cancerous tumour. Care to be taken to expose one's body gradually to sunlight adding 5to10 minutes each day after first exposure of 25 to 30 minutes on day one. Moisturiser lotion application after sunbath helps retain tan. Dairy or petroleum based lotions to be avoided since they can cause sunburns. Intensity of Ultraviolet radiations from sun is more between 10 am to 4 pm.

However, recent studies indicate light from sun has more positive effects on our body. In fact it helps preventing many cancerous growths in breast, stomach, womb etc. Sun light is also a main source of vitamin D which strengthens bones and muscles.

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Trsmd 8 years ago from India

if you're wearing a little sunscreen you should be fine just make sure to re apply it after you bath.

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