In some countries, summer has just started and in some part it is almost on their way out and giving way for the wet season to start. But in the place where I am right now, the scorching summer heat had just started to intensify. There were days that it never went down below 40’s in Celsius (104 F). And every weekend I saw many vehicles flocking towards the sea for a short recreation.
But nonetheless, every one shouldn’t forget to bring along with them a sunscreen protection and bearing in mind that they should not expose themselves under the intense heat of the sun. That would mean forget about the idea of getting tanned especially to fair-skinned individuals. Scientists have been warning about tanning that it may put fair-skinned people at risk of developing melanoma. It’s the most common type of skin cancer from exposure to high intensity UVA rays.
Many scientists reported as well that those tanning lamps in salons are not an exception. Experts said that it emits up to 12 times the UVA found in natural sunlight and that it is made up of about 95% UVA and 5% UVB. And many also believe that getting a base tan from sun tanning parlors makes it okay to expose yourself in the sunlight. Yet, another interesting story about sunscreen protection labeling needs a great exposure so that consumers won’t be fooled by the lies that you probably have read in many sunscreen products.
Don’t miss my next post because there are new regulations regarding protection benchmarks that may render your favorite sunscreen out dated.
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