There is nothing more impressive looking than a good tan. It depicts the image of a healthy person who enjoys being out in the sun. This tan can also be obtained by tanning salons and other means.
If the tan is to be obtained from the sun’s natural rays, there are things that must be considered. Just being exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet rays, for long periods of time, with no protection, can be dangerous. Not only can it cause a bad sunburn but can also present the possibility of cancer in some people.
Many do not realize that there are six different skin types, each of which will have different reactions to ultraviolet sun rays. However, regardless of what your skin type is, the sun’s powerful rays can penetrate into the skin and damage the skin cells. Cancer can develop at numerous places on the body, regardless of skin type, due to too much exposure.
Types are defined as to the degree of pigmentation, with more melanin in the darker skin. They are listed as Type One, pale white, which will always burn, never tanning. Two, white, will tan very little and burn easily. Three, white, tans easily and burns very little. Four, light brown or olive, burns little and tans easily. Five, brown, tans easily and dark, seldom burning. Six, black or dark brown, always tans and seldom burns.
Some people feel that going to a tanning salon to get a ‘base tan’ prior to taking a vacation will help prevent skin damage as well as encourage a good tan and help prevent sunburn. However, this has proved to be a false assumption. It has been shown that repeated exposure to UV radiation, regardless of the source will increase the risks of premature aging or other skin damage.
To have a good tan you have some options. You could use sunless tanning products in which a person looks tanned without exposure. This is ordinarily in the form of a spray, oil or lotion. Sunless tanning pills are not recommended as they can cause damage to the liver and the retina of the eyes.
Sunscreen products should be chosen very carefully. The proper ones will limit the exposure to the sun, thus preventing early wrinkling or damage. These are available in chemical and physical forms.
The chemical sunscreen will protect from the sun by absorbing the sun rays. Physical sunscreen reflects, scatters, absorbs or blocks these rays. Some products may have two ingredients, one to protect you against ultraviolet A and one to protect you from ultraviolet B. It is important to look at the package and make sure it provides high SPFs for more protection.
Whether using a tanning bed, self tanner, spray-tan booth or other method to achieve to the desired look, there is no doubt that a good tan can change your body’s overall appearance. It can disguise blemishes, define the muscles and even make you look slimmer. This is especially effective for people who live in climates with little sunlight, or who have to spend a great deal of their time working indoors.
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