Most people like the sun, and it is true that the sun brings many benefits: it increases the production of vitamin D necessary for the deposit of calcium in the bones, it improves your mood (it is proven that in the countries with little sun the prevalence of depression is greater) and, of course, it gives you a tan. Tanning is the result of the synthesis of melanin, a natural protective substance that absorbs the energy of ultraviolet rays and prevents them from penetrating deeper into the tissues. Thus, melanin is the best protection that exists against the sun.
But if the sun is not taken in moderation and due precautions, it can be a real problem for your health, both in the short and long term.
During the tanning process, ultraviolet radiation kills skin cells and disrupts the function of collagen and elastin. Cutaneous vasodilation can also occur. Sensitivity to sunlight varies according to origin, previous exposure and skin colour, but everyone is vulnerable to some degree to the negative effects of the sun.
THE BEST TREATMENT IS PREVENTION. PREPARE EVERY SUMMER.