As summer approaches, we start paying more and more attention to the he alth of our skin and how to protect it in the hot summer days. Having fun on the beach and getting a sexy tan, we often drink refreshing cocktails.
studies some of our favorite drinks like pina coladas and daiquiris can be dangerous to the he alth of our skin. How? An analysis of research published in the British Journal of Dermatology concluded that consuming more than one alcoholic drink while at the beach increases the risk of developing melanoma, also known as skin cancer and as one of the most progressive types of cancer with up to 20%
Why? After you consume alcohol, your body converts it into a compound called acetaldehyde. It is believed that the compound may make the skin more sensitive to the sun's UV rays.
increases the potential for skin cell damage, which is a risk of developing melanoma. Scientists note that, in general, people are less vigilant about their he alth when exposed to direct sunlight.
Scientists advise to keep your skin he althy, to apply a sun protection product several times a day. Consume plenty of he althy liquids like water, carrot juice, tomatoes, fresh fruit juices, and save the cocktails and other alcoholic drinks for the evening parties.