It was the 19th century when women with light skin tried to preserve it as white as possible by powdering it starkly. That time your light skin meant high social rank and prosperity. Poor women with light brown skin tones had to invent even damaging ways to bleach them, so you can imagine their happiness when the tan-fashion came in. Since that time we wish just the contrary things- our light skin to become as bronze as it possible- " women are so fickle", you may say.
Tan is the process of light skin darkening as a result of UV rays exposure. The sun radiates light to the earth, and part of that light consists of invisible ultraviolet rays (UVA, VB, UVB). What's important is to protect your light skin from exposure to UVA and UVB- the most damaging ones. The process of the light skin tanning looks like this- UV rays react with a pigment called melanin that's found in most people's skin and is the first defense against the sun. Then there begins Vitamin D production , as a result - your light skin turns to get the desirable bronze tone. Exposure to sunlight (UV light) treats the effects of S.A.D (Seasonal Affective Disorder syndrome, or the 'winter blues') by making the skin produce endorphins which make us feel good. Millions of people suffer from this syndrome in the winter months and in the worst cases doctors prescribe UV light treatments. Everything might have been so easy and harmless, if not that fact that not all people have similar melanin amount- the light skin has it less than dark or brown skin. and than means that defensive abilities of your organism and instead of desirable tan fair skinned persons obtain harmful burns, which can lead even to the skin cancer. But as for people with light skin- they are most probably in the best situation. On one hand , they get tan easier and safely than fair skinned ones, and that is why they have less chances to fall with skin cancer. On the other hand, the time they need to obtain sufficient UV light, comparing with dark and brown skinned ones, is less. Apart from cancer, sun exposure, unfortunately, also eventually causes everyone with light skin to wrinkle, though this effect is also less for those with darker skin. This wrinkling is called "premature aging" when light skin becomes thick, wrinkled and leathery. Generally, this is the normal result of aging, but it can be prevented to some extent by reducing sun exposure. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends that everyone avoid the sun whenever possible - especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. - and use other sun protection methods regularly, including clothing, a wide-brimmed hat, UV-blocking sunglasses, and sunscreen. Remember, people with light skin don't have to be in direct sunlight to get sun damage. Sand, snow, water, buildings, bitumen, all reflect ultra violet rays - this means you can get burnt, for example, sitting under a beach umbrella on a bright day, cause the rays can pass though water and clouds, even on overcast days. On the other hand, trees, grass and earth all absorb ultra violet rays - so moving from sand at the beach to shaded, grassy areas will protect you from burning. So you can and must use all the benefits of your light skin, never forgetting taking care of it.
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