When it comes to tanning many people want to go for the natural tanning under the bright summer sun around this time of the year. We just had the summer solstice where the northern hemisphere has more daylight than any other day for the entire year. Of course conversely the southern hemisphere has the shortest amount of daylight of any day of the year. As an aside to read more about why this is the case check out how many days in a year where you can find some fun and interesting stuff about the science behind why we can tan naturally outdoors when we can.
When it comes to laying under the sun everyone must be careful regardless of what sort of base you built up during the spring. It's important to remember that being in the sun is like being in a tanning bed from the perspective that you have to watch how much time you spend in it and regulate that amount of time so that you feel comfortable gradually ratcheting it up over time but always keeping it within a safe limit. For many people who are constrained by urban setting they don't always have a convenient pool to lay beside or sprawling lawn chairs in their backyard that can lay flat and instead have to rely on chairs on their balconies or other confined city dwelling locations. Whether you're using a sophisticated sitting apparatus, a cheap piece of patio furniture or a Vanderbilt University chair (or whatever other college is your alma mater and near and dear to your heart) the key is to apply appropriate amounts of sunscreen to the specific areas that are most often neglected.
Among the many areas that are commonly missed are:
- Tops of the feet
- Swimsuit waistband,
- Upper Thighs
- Back of hands
- Parts of the face or neck
- Calves/back of legs depending on positions