Do you plan to go tanning before your wedding?
Our Best Suggestion: Get your tan prior to 2 weeks before your wedding. After 2 weeks . . . if you get too dark, in your wedding photos you could end up looking aged, orange and leathery!
AVOID the BURN! Here's 4 Sun Protection Tips:
Apply Sunscreen Generously
Your basic common sense skin care message is: Generously apply sunscreen to all exposed skin using a SPF of at least 15 that provides broad-spectrum protection from both ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. Reapply every 80 minutes, even on cloudy days, and after swimming or sweating.
Sunscreen is not all you need to stay safe. Although it is very important to use a natural sunscreen, also seek shade whenever appropriate. Remember to seek shade between the hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM. This is when the sun’s UV rays are strongest. Here’s a shadow rule for when you are in the sun: Look for Your Shadow. No Shadow, Seek Shade!
Watch for the UV Index
While many sunscreens provide some UVA protection, it is important to watch the UV Index, which provides important information to help you plan your skin care and outdoor activities. The UV Index was developed by the National Weather Service (NWS) and EPA, and is issued daily in cities across the United States.Some safe ingredients found in broad-spectrum sunscreens include zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. These ingredients reflect the sun to prevent overexposure to the sun by sitting on top of the skin and not by being absorbed.
Avoid Sun Tanning and Tanning Beds
Don’t fret! You can still have a healthy glow with a little bit of sun each day and get your vitamin D naturally and safely. But too much UV light from the sun and tanning beds can cause skin cancer and wrinkling. So if you want to look tan at the beach, you may want to consider using a natural self-tanning product, but continue to use sunscreen with it.