Summer is the time of vacations and the beach season. Women dream of soaking up the sun and getting a beautiful golden tan. Reasonable sun exposure is beneficial. The sun stimulates metabolic processes, suppresses allergic reactions, strengthens the immune system. However, prolonged exposure to the sun can cause burns and other processes dangerous to the body. In order to avoid negative processes, it is necessary to choose the right means of protection for the skin.
For the correct choice of sunscreens, it is necessary to determine the phototype of your skin.
The first type of skin (Celtic). It includes people with blond or red hair. They have blue or green eyes, very delicate, sensitive and fair skin. Often, many freckles are visible on such skin.
After exposure to the sun (even for a short time), such skin turns red or burns. Therefore, people with this type of skin hardly get a tan. Natural tanning is contraindicated for them.
In this case, self-tanning is preferable to natural tanning. If you still want to sunbathe, then use products with the highest degree of protection SPF 50.
It is worth sunbathing only in the shade and wearing a wide-brimmed hat. Tanning enhancers are contraindicated.
The second type of skin includes people with light blond hair, light freckled skin. The eyes are blue, gray or greenish in color.
The skin is less sensitive to ultraviolet light, gets a light, long-lasting tan and burns quickly.
If you have this type of skin, start tanning gradually over 5-7 minutes. This will prepare your skin for further sun exposure.
In the early days, use products with a high degree of protection SPF 50, and later on - with a degree of protection not lower than SPF 30.
It is preferable to sunbathe in the shade. The scattered rays give a smoother and healthier tan. Amplifiers cannot be used.
Representatives of 3 types of skin (Central European, dark European) have light brown or brown hair. Their skin is matte beige and their eyes are brown or gray. Freckles are rare in these people.
Representatives of 3 types of skin tan well. They risk getting burned only with prolonged exposure to the sun. The tan lasts 2-3 weeks.
In the early days, sunbathe for 7-10 minutes. Then the time can be gradually increased. Use SPF 25 for protection and SPF 30 for your face.
Tanning products should only be applied to tanned skin.
4 skin type - Mediterranean (South European). This type has brown or black hair, very dark eyes, and dark skin.
The sun "loves" such people. They tan easily and quickly, they rarely get burns. Tanning lasts 3-4 weeks.
Protect your skin with SPF 15. Start tanning 10-15 minutes at a time. For 3-4 days, you can use tanning enhancers.