Summer is here and warm weather is upon us. Most of us want to look our best and part of that is having a beautifully tanned body. In addition to looking great, exposure to sunlight does have health benefits, but it also has hazards if not done properly.
You should always use sunscreen when out in the sun and protective goggles provided in tanning salons. These are two of the fundamental rules you should rigidly stick to. Due to growing concern over the chemicals found in many over the counter sunscreens and their effects on your skin and your health, we suggest choosing an all natural sunscreen. Several brands can be found on the internet or at your neighborhood health food store.
It is recommended that people with certain skin conditions should use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. But if you do have any pre-existing skin conditions, always consult with your doctor first.
Sunscreen should be applied all over any skin to be exposed at least a half hour before commencing tanning, whether in direct sunlight or in the salon. And if you engage in any outdoor activities for extended periods of time, sunscreen should be applied about every two hours.
Sun exposure in moderation can be good for the skin. Sufferers from eczema, pruritus, psoriasis and other skin conditions can actually see improvements with moderate exposure to the sun. Also, getting enough vitamin D (through natural sunlight or supplements) is essential to our health. But as with everything, tanning sensibly and in moderation is the key.
We all want our best in the summer. If you are looking for a way to achieve a dark, natural suntan with minimal exposure to the sun, we suggest trying Healthy Choice Naturals Tanamins. Unlike other types of tanning pills or messy creams, our tanning tablets do not contain any dyes or artificial coloring agents. Instead, they provide the exact nutrients your body needs to tan easily with minimal exposure to the sun.