In the Middle Ages, tanned skin was associated with hard work and slavery, so each worthy Europoid sought to preserve its innate color for aesthetic reasons. This to a certain extent influenced fashion as well – the sun was hidden from the sun with the help of umbrellas and wide-brimmed hats. Today, intelligent Caucasians protect their innate skin colour not so much for aesthetic reasons as for health reasons. However, our fellow countrymen on the beaches are trying to get a uniform tan even in the spaces, resembling those of Olya Buzova. There are no more idiots on the Dubai beach who are ready to ruin their health in the heat.
Such excessive tanning is first of all fraught with dehydration of the skin that after a few days can strengthen the already existing signs of aging. Prolonged exposure to sunlight on white skin temporarily expands its capillaries and stimulates regeneration, which can be visually perceived as a rejuvenation. However, later regeneration will be replaced by a slowdown in metabolism and degeneration of elastin and collagen. Dermatologists call it solar elastosis, which significantly accelerates chronological elastosis. The skin loses elasticity, increases the gravitational ptosis of the skin with the formation of deep folds in the eyelid zone and nasolabial fold, which is a classic symptom of aging.
A passion for sunbathing is akin to a mental illness, otherwise you can explain the phenomenon of such characters on the beach.
But the most serious effect of sunlight on the skin is melanoma, an oncological skin disease that can metastasize into all organs and tissues of the body, often resulting in death. Melanoma develops more often in white people living close to the equator. Ultraviolet sunlight can damage the structure of DNA, and reduce anti-cancer immunity, which with a certain heredity significantly increases the likelihood of melanoma.
The only thing I know about the health benefits of sunlight is that it stimulates the synthesis of vitamin D, which is essential for the absorption of calcium in bones and teeth. But it is enough to put your face and hands under sunlight for 10 minutes 2-3 times a week. This is especially true for growing organisms and pregnant women.
Take care of yourself!