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5 Ways to Get Best Skin Tan and Avoid Damaging UV rays
- explains the danger of overexposure to UV rays
- details the importance of sun tanning safely
- offers tips on the best ways to tan
If you have pale skin, then you may want to get a little color. However, getting a tan can be a pretty risky endeavor these days. There was a time when you did your skin tanning out under the sun, but thanks to the high UV index, that is no longer possible. In fact, too much exposure to the sun and its damaging radiation is one of the leading skin cancer causes out there. However, there are plenty of ways to get the best skin tan and avoid damaging UV rays all at once.
1. Right Time Under Sun
Now, tanners typically fall into two categories: those who would not even consider baking under the sun and risking the wrath of one of the biggest skin cancer causes, and those who think nothing of spending hours beneath the sun’s rays. Why not look for a happy medium instead? It is still possible to safely get a tan under the sun. You can simply limit the amount of time you spend beneath it. Do not expose yourself for more than an hour at a time. When the sun is particularly intense, you should limit it to thirty minutes. Furthermore, always wear sun screen. It can help reduce the effect the high UV index can have on your skin.
2. Tanning Beds
To be perfectly honest, as most of us are becoming aware, using a tanning bed is not the best skin tan option out there – but it is preferable to the sun! You have more rigid control over the amount of UV rays you receive, the amount of time you spend tanning, and the conditions in which you are doing so.
3. Extending Your Tan
If you do decide to do your skin tanning under the sun or in a tanning bed, you can be safe by trying to make your tan last as long as possible. You can do this simply be keeping your skin moisturized, so it doesn’t peel. That way, the outer layer of skin holding the melanin that gives you a tanned color, moisturizing will help it stay intact longer.
4. Rub-On Tans
The safest way to get the best skin tan is by using a self tanner. Rub on tanning products are a favorite in this genre. Of course, the only problem is that they can sometimes be a little too intense. In other words, you could end up looking like a pumpkin or a carrot. To avoid that orange patina, you need to be very careful both in your choice of product and in your application of it.
5. Spray-On Tans
A lot of people find that spray on tanners are a much better breed of self tanning. Here you have the option of making sure your tan is even, and as light or as dark as you want it while avoiding all of those other skin cancer causes.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Skin Tanning12 Feb 2009|