We can bet that almost everyone who reads this article has experienced the unpleasant consequences of too much tanning. Why does this happen and what can be done to prevent it?
How do burns occur?
Sunburn refers to the effects of excessive UV rays on the skin, which can occur during sunbathing as well as when using tanning bed. Sunburn primarily affects the outer layers of the skin, and in more severe cases, damage occurs to the deeper layers of the skin. The problem of sunburn is most common in people with fair skin, whose skin contains little melanin, the pigment that makes the skin tan in response to radiation. It is also worth knowing that sunburns develop for about 1 to 4 hours after sunbathing and are caused by UVB radiation, the so-called erythema-forming radiation. As a rule, the erythema disappears after about 3 days and leaves behind a slight tan. If, however, the condition of the skin doesn't change, you need to start appropriate action to gently cool and soothe it.
Prevention is better than cure
This age-old truth fits well with the issue of safe tanning. There are several ways to get a beautiful dark skin without burning. The first is to be sensible, which means choosing the time and frequency of tanning so that it doesn't strain the skin. Any worrying symptom should be a signal that this is the moment to end the session. On the other hand, patient dosage of rays will help to achieve a nice and more durable effect, because without discoloration and small scars visible after peeling skin. Another clever way to reduce the exposure time while guaranteeing the intended effect are appropriate tanning intensifying products. They work mainly by speeding up the tanning process and enhancing the color with bronzing ingredients. What else can you do to get a beautiful dark skin fast? Have a look here.
Oops... or burned skin
What if, despite your best efforts, you do not manage to protect your skin from burning? Start with a cool shower, and then try methods to soothe this, such as compresses of buttermilk or kefir. If that doesn't help, then reach for drugstore products that have a soothing. In the period when the skin is regenerating you should also resign from products with exfoliating, drying effects, to spare the skin additional irritation.
Is there tanning that doesn't burn?
Yes! What's more, there is a tan that is completely safe for people who don't use solarium or the sun. This way is properly selected self-tanning product, such as our natural self-tanning mousse SUNL'Essence Self Tanning Body Mousse, or use a professional spray service. The good news for many tanning enthusiasts is also that fake tan doesn't interfere with the ability to tan.
Bottom line: the best way to prevent sunburn is to dose your tan wisely. To avoid overexposure to UV rays and still enjoy a darker complexion, use intensifying products. If you don't manage to protect yourself from burns it's worth having methods of skin regeneration at hand.