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Avoid The Harm Of The Sun To Your Skin With Sunscreen Lotion!

Sunscreen which is often called a sun-block and suntan lotion) is a product in the form of lotion, spray or cream that helps to protect human skin from the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation, as well as lessens sunburn and other skin damage. Besides, this product decreases the risk of skin cancer.

Nevertheless, the notion of suntan lotion generally means the opposite of sunscreen, as its major function is to moisturize and to improve the tanning effect rather than to block it. They are known as indoor tanning lotions as they are specially designed for people who tan in special tanning beds. It may also be called a suntan lotion if meant for outdoor usage. It may or may not have SPF protection.

The Harm Of The Sun To Your Skin

Everybody knows that the sun produces ultraviolet radiation (UVR) that's extremely harmful to human skin as it can result in DNA damage and raise the risk of skin cancer. The US Environmental Protection Agency states that 65% of melanoma and 90% of no melanoma skin cancers result from sun exposure.

According to data given by the EPA, 90% of premature aging can be caused by the sun as well. As a result, you'll receive sagging, wrinkled and discolored skin. If you want to have healthy skin, follow the further recommendations:

  • Looking for good sunscreen consider two nontoxic suggestions such as the sun blocking minerals zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. Numerous researches witness that only clothing and zinc oxide can completely block UVB and UVA rays. Besides, these products are rather safe. So, look for sunscreen products containing micronized zinc oxide in it.
  • You can simply use oils from your kitchen including Olive oil, Coconut Oil, Sesame Oil, and Peanut oil. The major ingredient here should be cinnamic acid that's also found in Avocado Oil, Pumpkin Seed Oil, Walnut Oil, Coffee Butter, Jojoba Oil, Raspberry Oil, Pomegranate Oil, Aloe Vera Oil, and Shea Butter. These oils offer good UV protection and have damage repair properties for your sun.
  • It's not recommended to eat celery, carrots, parsnips parsley, and limes before going to the beach. Researches witness that these vegetables have psoralens which will make you extremely sensitive to the sun rays.
  • Never use skin-care products containing citrus essential oils, particularly bergamot (Citrus bergamia) as these oils can raise the skin's sensitivity to the sun and even help skin's discoloration and damage.
  • If you have got reddened areas on your skin apply a thin coat of yogurt, kefir sour cream, or aloe-vera gel to reduce inflammation and moisturize your skin.

Remember that high-quality sunscreen lotion with a high SPF is important for going to the beach or any outdoor activities. In the contemporary life, our skin is subjected to direct sun rays that help your skin to wrinkle and get many cosmetic effects like spotting. If you go in for sports use sweat resistant products which are available in the market and will protect your skin even when it's sweaty.

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