How to prevent a sunburn

Viola J Wolfson
By Viola J Wolfson / March 26, 2018

Exposure to sunlight to taste is still relatively safe, even useful. Vitamin D that your body produces itself from exposure to sunlight is necessary to maintain bone health. Sunlight can also help lower your risk of melanoma or skin cancer. Vitamin D from sunlight can even help you lose weight. Meanwhile, you can check out Temora Weather website to know the latest weather prediction for your town.

However, you have been in the sun for a while if your skin has changed color to slightly reddish (if your skin is brownish) or pale pink (if you are white or pale).

So, in order to avoid the risk of sunburn during activity, please follow these guidelines:

1. Use the sunscreen or a hat

Sunbathing is useful, but do not too late. If your activity or work requires you to heat-pleasant outside for a long time, wear a sunscreen that is special for the face and that for the body.

Sunscreen can prevent sunburn burning skin while preventing the risk of skin cancer. Make sure your sunscreen has a minimum SPF of 30 and it says “Broad Spectrum” that can protect you from UVA and UVB radiation. Ideally, sunscreen should be reapplied once every two hours or as often as possible if you are sweating profusely or out of water (eg when swimming)

2. Take a shelter at certain times

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), you only need to sunbathe at least 5 to 15 minutes in arms, hands, and face, for two to three times a week without using sunscreen.

Limit the body time exposed to the sun, especially when it’s on the highest point in the morning to the middle of the day. Outside of this time, take shelter in the shadows, wear an umbrella, or stop at a cool enclosure. If you will be under the sun for a long time, protect yourself with long-sleeved clothes and hats.

3. Consumption of certain vitamins

Consider also to drink certain vitamins, one of them is astaxanthin to gain extra protection from sunburn. Astaxanthin is a potent antioxidant (and pigment) produced by water algae to respond to UV rays.

Usually, it takes daily consumption for several weeks until your body tissues do enough absorption and are ready to provide protection from sun exposure

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