Choosing Tanning Products Wisely
Why is it that people look so good and
healthy with a little colour, yet tanning can be so harmful
to your skin? Recent studies and the news report that there
are more cases than ever of melanoma and we all know that
extensive exposure to the sun will cause your skin to age
There are solutions to the problem of harmful UV sunlight
that allow you to have all of the aesthetic benefits of a
rich tan without the harmful side effects. The answer is in
the types of tanning products you use to care for your skin
while in the sun and after.
It is always good to keep your skin moisturized. Cold weather
and dry air can dry it out as well as salt water and chlorine.
Always protect your skin with moisturizers day and night.
They are most effective if applied immediately following a
shower because the skin is moist and freshly exfoliated from
Before going out in the sun, even in the winter, it is important
to protect skin with a moisturizer that has a SPF protection
factor of 15 or more. This rating is how many times more protected
skin is than if it had nothing on it. It is so important to
protect the face because it is more susceptible to sunburn.
Tanning beds are only slightly less harmful to the skin that
the actual sun. However, there are tanning bed lotions meant
especially for tanning beds that give a deeper tone to the
skin and protect it at the same time. Artificial tanning bed
light bulbs are extremely strong, and that is why you can
tan in just a few minutes per session. This also prepares
the skin to deepen in colour each time you go to the beach.
Many salons have tanning booths where you stand or beds where
you lie down and get all areas of the body tan at once. This
is a good place to go if you are planning to go on vacation
to a warm weather climate in the middle of winter. You can
enjoy all of your holiday without having to worry about sunburn,
because you can condition your skin to the sun before you
Lotions & Creams and other Tanning Products
It can be confusing knowing what type of lotion to use to
best protect your skin and still give you great colour. There
are spray on lotions, facial tanner products, a lotions with
all kinds of number on them! Much of what you should use depends
on your skin type.
If you are fair skinned then you need to choose a tanning
product that protects the most. An SPF rating of at least
15, but 30 would be better. Those with darker, olive skin
tones can use a lotion with an SPF of 8 and be adequately
protected, provided they reapply the lotion frequently if
there are going to be in the sun for long periods of time.
There are also sunless tanning products that offer no protection
from UV rays, but will change the skin colour without the
About the author:
Jerry Blackburn released a lot of articles for the news
section of http://www.tanning-lotions-tips.com.
Amongst his works Jerry is working on topics like tanning
provides information on sunless tanning.
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