pexels-photo-324574-300x200-3200671Tanning is a very common thing to do with the sun out and about. It’s not surprising as the other seasons provide fewer warmth and sunny days than summer. While sunbathing may be a common habit to do during summer, that doesn’t make it less of a harm to everyone. Sunbathing is a quick path to potentially getting skin cancer. In fact, the high doses of the sun’s UV radiation have caused skin cancer to rise through the numbers in the most common cancers found across the globe. It’s due to melanoma, a very aggressive form of skin cancer, that skin cancer has caused numerous fatalities through the recent years. While sunbathing can be a cause, improper tanning tips can be coined by this issue as well. Here are some tips to make your sunbathing safer than before: – Getting a base tan is one way to make your sunbathing experience safer. This is not true since getting a base tan will lessen the protection your skin has against the sun. Getting a base tan is through indoor tanning but still leaves your skin damaged due to the UV rays you’ve absorbed beforehand. It’s good to put a good amount of sunscreen for your sunbathing compared to getting a base tan before sunbathing.

– You sunbathe as much as you want to get your ideal tan. It’s always a good practice to set a specific amount of time under the sun. The longer you are exposing yourself to the sun’s rays means putting yourself at risk for more damage to your skin. A good way to remedy this is to use a tanning oil, such as olive oil or coconut oil, to speed up tanning. This means less time under the sun which is good for your body and skin.


sun-safety-300x200-3119986Our environment has drastically changed through the years. Gone are the days we can frolic for hours on end under the sun. Our world has become quite hot and due to that it’s also provided a very perilous circumstance. It’s been known that exposing yourself to the sun for long hours can cause to skin damage. Exposing yourself to the sun for hours on end, or even soaking up a lot of UV rays through indoor tanning, can expedite the chances of getting skin cancer. Skin cancer has become quite prevalent through the years with melanoma being the deadliest diagnosis.

Melanoma is a very aggressive form of skin cancer that has stricken a good number of individuals due to their addiction to sunbathing and indoor tanning as well as being out under the sun for quite some time. It’s been said that prevention is better than cure thus it’s always a good practice to keep the chances of getting skin cancer to a minimum.

Here are some tips to consider lessening the chances of harm done to your skin:

– When you’re going out and expecting to stay under the sun for quite some time, it’s a good practice to put on some sunscreen. However, putting on sunscreen is only relevant if you make use of an appropriate sunscreen. Choose a sunscreen that can provide a wide-spectrum for protection as well as having a high SPF. The higher the SPF, the better it can ward of the sun’s harmful rays. You also need to re-apply the sunscreen every two to three hours.

– Another way to help prevent skin cancer is to use self tanners to get your tan. Self tanners use chemicals to provide you with the summer glow but that doesn’t put you in further harm compared to sunbathing or indoor tanning.


leg-2554756_640-300x200-7266142Days are going to be warmer in the coming weeks. Not surprising as spring is going to end and summer is at the cusp of the year. With the promise of the sun’s constant presence in the sky, there’s a lot of things to do for summer. One of the most common places to go for summer is the beach. Although beaches are a common choice to go for summer vacations or summer trips, you aren’t limited to that. You can also have your share of trekking or picnics by the park. Summer is the season to make the most of what you can do outdoors. One of the biggest obstacles to having a good trip during this warm season is the things to bring. You can’t pack the same things you did during summer. If you aren’t sure what to add into your summer travel kit, here are some items for you to consider: – Sunscreen. It’s important to put a good layer of sunscreen before going out. You should get a sunscreen that has a wide spectrum to ward of UVA and UVB rays. Also get one that has a high SPF. It’s important to re-apply your sunscreen every two to three hours. – Self tanners. While most individuals opt to get their tan through sunbathing during these warm days, using self tanners doesn’t make your summer glow less spectacular. Self tanning can give you the tanned skin without putting yourself in harm’s way to achieve it. If you had your tan down through sunbathing, self tanners can help improve your current tan.

– Water. Always bring your supply of bottled water to keep yourself cool during warm days. Underestimating the value of water on hot days is going to be a bad experience. Try to avoid using plastic bottles to lessen the chances of rubbish.