Monday, December 8, 2008

Problems Tanning Creates

Tanning creates many problems not just for us now but also for us in the future. Receiving at least five burns as a child severely increases ones risk of cancer at an older age. Since staying out of the sun is not really an option there are many things that one can do to help prevent sun damage. Sunscreens and sun blocks are the best methods for defense from the suns harmful rays. Wearing a sunscreen on a daily basis with at least and SPF of fifteen is a good idea because 80% of sun exposure is accidental. There are many forms of sunscreen such as lotions, sprays and wipes that are made to help create the best coverage. It is recommended to read the label to make sure the sunscreen or sun block that one is using protects from both UVA and UVB rays. These types of lotions are generally more effective anyways. Reapplying sunscreen after every couple of hours is essential for the best protection. When swimming or sweating make sure to apply every hour even though it might be water proof, because water attracts twice as many rays causing chances for more burns. Even though one does not feel or receive a burn, UVA rays can still be harming the skin.

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