- Include antioxidant rich foods in your diet to prevent tanning
- Amla can help in preventing sun burns
- Prevent suntan with dietary supplements like heliocare
Summer heat is soaring high. Preventing suntans and sunburns maybe a little difficult now. It is not practically possible to cover all of yourself from head to toe and there are some measures you need to take in order to prevent suntan and sunburn. Sun tanning is the process which makes skin colour darkened or tanned. Exposure to ultraviolet rays of the sun can cause suntan. Sunburn, on the other hand, is a kind of radiation burn which affects living tissue such as skin. Sun burn can be painful and unsightly while suntan does not cause any pain.
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How to prevent suntan and sunburn
Addressing the concern about suntan and sunburn is dermatologist Dr Kiran Lohia on Instagram. She gives the following tips to prevent suntan and sunburn:
1. Check your diet: According to Dr Kiran, including a lot antioxidants in your diet can help in keeping suntan and sunburn at bay. Make sure you include lots of fruits and vegetables in your diet. Amla is a healthy fruit that you can eat this time of the year for its numerous health benefits that include preventing suntan and sunburn. Antioxidant rich foods can improve your skin's resilience to sunlight.
2. Dietary supplements: Dietary supplements like heliocare contain vegetal extracts that can help in improving your skin's resilience to sunlight and prevent suntan and sunburn.
3. Sunblock: Sunscreen is one the most important skincare product that you must be using especially during this time of the year. Dr Kiran suggests applying two tablespoons of sunblock in every 4 hours on your skin. This is irrespective if you're stepping outdoors or not.
"These are the three most effective tips to prevent suntan and sunburn" says Dr Kiran.
(Dr Kiran Lohiya is a dermatologist at Isya Aesthetics)
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