Sun Exposure in Later Years
(New York, NY)
My question has to do with tanning and sun exposure at a later age. Also, I'm interested in what remedies are available to prevent or reverse whatever bad effects the sun may cause.
I am in my forties, and have not spent an enormous amount of time in the sun. But as most of us agree, a nice tan can be very flattering. I've heard the most dangerous time to spend a lot of time in the sun is the teen years.
Since I didn't get a lot of sun exposure back then, I'm wondering if it would be okay to do some tanning now.
How much time can I safely spend in the sun?
Must I use a sun block, and if so, what's the minimum strength I can safely use?
Are moisturizers good at restoring smooth skin after sun exposure?
What about Vitamin-E?