Everyone loves the look of beautiful tanned skin. It looks healthy and attractive. Getting a beautiful suntan is something that must be done carefully so that you do not permanently damage your skin. The sun can be very strong in Turkey with summer temperatures reaching 30-40 degrees.
So in order to be able to enjoy the sun when on holiday follow these practical guidelines to safe sunbathing:-
1, Avoid exposure during the midday hours and don’t stay in it for too long if it is very fierce.
2, Choose a sun cream with added vitamins and minerals, apply it 30-60 minutes before exposure and re-apply often. Added nutrients which have been found to be of particular benefit are vitamins C and E along with the minerals selenium and zinc.
3, Take supplements such as vitamins C,D,E and Beta-carotene and the minerals selenium,calcium and zinc.These will give your sunscreen a boost and help to prevent skin damage.
4, Eat a healthy diet with plenty of fresh fruit and veg. They are rich in vitamins, minerals, flavenoids and carotenoids, all of which are essential for a healthy skin and are good healing agents too.
5, Drink green tea, this has recently been found to be of benefit to prevent burning if drunk whilst sunbathing, it can also be soothing if applied topically to sunburn.
If after all your efforts at safe sunbathing you still end up sun burnt here are a few natural remedies that may help:-
1, Aloe Vera, this has a lovely cooling effect on the skin and is good to apply every time you come out of the sun.
2, Lavender Oil, mix a few drops of lavender oil with almond, wheatgerm or sunflower oil, it is good for the relieve of sunburn along with other minor burns and scolds.
3, Calandula is another herbal remedy that helps to reduce inflammation and is very soothing to sunburnt skin.
4, Baking Powder is an old household remedy that can help to sooth sunburn.Dissolve a 16oz. box in a lukewarm bath and soak for half an hour. Alternatively you can mix to a thick paste and add topically.
Enjoy Your Holiday