Dermatologist On Duty: Exclusive Method of Sunbathing, Bans of Tanning, and The Best SPF Products

Watch Your Tan

Summer means beaches, travel, and tanning. And if you want all that, get ready for the attacks of the sun's rays, which, especially when sunbathing, can turn you into a red lizard, which after a while will have to change your skin.

Together with a licensed dermatologist, MD Julia, we figured out an unusual way to tan, why SPFs are needed, and how to still properly lie in the sun without harming your skin.
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Tan Approved by Goltis
An expert on healthy living and survival in extreme conditions, Goltis has his own academy, a methodology that helps people perfect their bodies and a humble study of supercompensation. The latter was the basis for the tanning instruction that makes you blush like a pie rather than instantly burn like everyone's forgotten bread in a toaster.

Supercompensation in tanning presents three windows in which your skin first tans intensely, then rests, thanks to which it gets a "superpower" and further gets colored by the sun 20–30% more intensely. The main thing is to be a kind of scientist and calculate the right amount of time you spend in the sun. Lucky for you, that's what Goltis did.

You should have a table in your arsenal and decide which way you are going to sunbathe. Here we go step-by-step.
There are 3 ways to tan, according to the table.

  1. The Super Extreme is for those who want to tan in one day, have no skin problems, and apparently no fears. You go through all the cycles at once, starting with the 1st and ending with the 11th (and for heaven's sake, don't forget the sunscreen).

  2. The Extreme, when you do not sunbathe during the peak of the sun from 12 PM to 3 PM. The first day, you start with Cycle 1 and memorize where you left off. The next day, you remember your stopping point, subtract 2, and you get the cycle from which you continue your sun dates. For example, on Monday you end up on Cycle 5. 5-2=3. On Tuesday, you begin Cycle 3 and end with Cycle 7. On Wednesday, you start on Cycle 5 and so on. This method usually takes two to four days.

  3. The Normal is a measured and unhurried option that takes a week. Formula: starting cycle of the previous day plus 2, and so on each day. On Monday, you start with Cycle 3, Tuesday with Cycle 5, and Wednesday with Cycle 7.
Dermatologist's Comment
What I liked about this technique was the change of position, which provides less sun exposure to different areas of the body and therefore less sun exposure time to the skin.

There are other points I am skeptical about. There is no recommendation for skin phototype, as it is well known that white-skinned people hardly ever tan; they get sunburned. There is no individual approach to the patient's region of residence. People who live in the south are less adapted to sun exposure than those who live in southern regions.

However, I would not totally deny this approach. After all, people who like a systematic approach will not be harmed by this method. As a doctor, I do not recommend using this extreme method for blondes or people with light hair.
Your goal is to complete 11 cycles, each of which includes tanning facing the sun (front), back, right side, left side, and being in the shade. So, for example, Cycle 1 will begin with a minute and a half of sun-facing tanning, a minute and a half of backing, and so on down the list, which will only take you 8 minutes of your vacation time in total.

Sunny Noes
  • Do not sunbathe topless. Mammary glands are not so well protected. Yes, there are special covers, but even they do not guarantee 100% protection.

  • Peeling, body brushes, and loofahs should be avoided. They will quickly, and without hesitation, erase your sunny endeavors.

  • Sunbathing after getting out of the pool or the sea is not the best option. Water works as a lens in this case, enhancing the effect of the rays and making you look like a shrimp.

  • Everyone wants to smell nice, but it is not a good idea to wear perfume before sunbathing. All perfumes are based on alcohol, which speeds up the sun's aging process.

  • Don't just lie there like a log. Keep moving so you don't get burned, even when you go out into the city instead of the beach.

  • Don't forget to renew your SPF product every two hours. Apply, walk around for 120 minutes, rinse off, renew. Otherwise, the product will clog your pores and your skin won't be able to breathe and regenerate properly.
Dermatologist's Comment
Of course, all of these recommendations are scientifically proven and used by dermatologists around the world. What I would like to add is that in the sun, use SPF 50+ even if you are tanned already. The SPF factor not only protects the skin from cancer, it's also a good antioxidant and it prevents early aging of the skin, which is well known in dermatology and cosmetology under the diagnosis of "solar elastosis."
SPF Seizes the Day
This development of mankind protects the skin from the powerful rays of the sun, preventing sunburn and photoaging. A miracle from the world of cosmetics. To make this miracle happen to you, apply sunscreen 20-30 minutes before going outdoors, renew it and do not be shy with it. An SPF product is not a foundation, which is why it's better to apply a thin layer; the face requires a quarter teaspoon of sunscreen.
Dermatologist's Comment
It is better to buy photoprotection at a pharmacy. At the drugstore the products are certified and, as a rule, well-known brands have a mark "tested by dermatologists." I especially advise to pay attention to drugstore products for those who already have skin problems: various skin diseases, allergies. Special photoprotective products are designed for such a category.

A special category is the "two-in-one" series: foundation and photoprotection, especially for ladies who want to combine beauty advice with health.
Dermatologist's Top Sunscreens

For combination and oily skin, the SkinCeuticals Oil Shield UV Defense Sunscreen SPF50 is a great choice.

For dry and normal skin - Photoderm Max Foundation SPF50+

Sunscreen + Powder Light (Zo Skin Health). Weightless, scattered sunscreen powder eliminates oily shine and mattifies the skin.

Smart Tone Broad Spectrum (Zo Skin Health) has a unique "smart color" property, adjusting to every skin tone, concealing imperfections and creating an even skin tone.

If you're a fan of foundation on your face, La Roche-Posay Anthelios Age Correct SPF 50/PPD 19 CC Cream is for you.

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