“Plastic” forehead: exposure to the sun’s rays without sunscreen can damage your skin

A 25-year-old beautician’s account after a visit to a Bulgarian beach shocked her and the world. While tanning was an essential part of countries with less sun exposure, climatic circumstances have changed and even a sunny day on the beach requires more caution than before.

Sunlight is important for producing vitamin D, but exposure without sunscreen could lead to skin cancer. You must beware!

Beautician Sirin Murad slept on a Bulgarian beach for just 30 minutes. When she woke up after half an hour by the pool, the skin on her face was sore. However, without caring, she continued to relax by the pool in 21°C. The 25-year-old hadn’t applied any sunscreen.

Murad’s skin the next day was all red and his face was sore and red. Her skin was so tight that when she tried to frown, the skin on her forehead felt like plastic, The Independent reported.

The next thing that happened was as the days passed, her skin started to peel, leaving her covered in various patches of tan and pink skin. It took more than seven weeks for the skin on her face to retain its normal appearance. She now only has a few patches of discoloration on her cheeks and under her eyes.

According Wales onlineMurad said: “At first it really felt like nothing – it was just a little sore when I put pressure on it.”

“It really hurt me the next day, but I felt some relief when it started to peel. It didn’t hurt and I felt a lot better. Oddly enough, my skin is great now! even smells better than before, almost like it’s renewed.” she added.

Murad is now keen to champion the importance of sunscreen. “No matter how well you think you’ll be or how badly your skin will be

Are the sun’s rays harmful to the skin?

Everyone needs sun exposure to produce vitamin D (which helps with calcium absorption for stronger, healthier bones). However, unprotected exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage the skin, eyes, and immune system. It can also cause cancer. Sunburn and excessive exposure to UV rays damage the skin. This damage can lead to skin cancer or premature skin aging (photoaging).

How to protect yourself from the harmful rays of the sun?

According to an article published by Johns Hopkins Universitythe best way to protect yourself from the harmful effects of the sun is to limit exposure and protect your skin.

Here are some tips from the American Academy of Dermatology:

-Generously apply a water-resistant, broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF (sun protection factor) of at least 30 to all exposed skin. The broad spectrum means the sunscreen protects you from both UVA and UVB rays. Reapply approximately every 2 hours and after swimming or sweating.

-Wear protective clothing such as a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, a wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses whenever possible. Look for clothing with a UV protection factor (UPF) or made from a tightly woven fabric.

-Seek shade if necessary. Remember that the sun’s rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. If your shadow is shorter than you, seek shade.

-Use extra caution around water, snow and sand. They reflect the harmful rays of the sun. This can increase your risk of sunburn.

-Get vitamin D through a healthy diet which may include vitamin supplements.

-Do not use tanning beds. Ultraviolet light from the sun and tanning beds can cause skin cancer and wrinkles.

-Protect your lips with a lip balm with an SPF of at least 15.

Celebrities tackle skin cancer caused by UV rays

X-Men’s Wolverine star Hugh Jackman was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer, in 2013. In the years since, Jackman has continued to remind fans of the importance of the cream. solar and revealed in 2016 that he was due for another biopsy. “An example of what happens when you don’t wear sunscreen.

A popular actress of the 70s and 80s, Diane Keaton was a superstar, but she was also very fair-skinned. She admits that as a young actress she was always trying to get a tan, until she was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma on her face at the age of 21, now she wears broad-spectrum sunscreen on her face every day.

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