Sun bathing is often done not only for the warmth but also for that bronze or golden glow on the skin. There are several product choices like sun screen, sun block, and sunblock tan. Choosing the right one so that on can enjoy the sun safely Can be overwhelming. The right SPF in a sunblock tan and other product is not understand and which ones enhance or block a tan. Also, within one kind of product like sunblock tan products, there are a number of options.[youtube:d0U_r7nS6f4;[link:sun tan lotion, spray tanning equipment, self tanning products, indoor tanning loiton reviews];http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0U_r7nS6f4&feature=related]
A good grasp of sunblock products and other safe sunning products will enable one to choose correctly. One key issue is SPF which is the Sun Protection Factor. It can be 2, 50 or even higher. It represents a comparison of how long it will take before the skin reacts to being exposed to the sun without being protected with a sunblock tan, block or sunscreen for example by turning red or peeling.
If for instance, it would take 20 minutes for a reaction to start, wearing a sunblock tan or other product with an SPF factor of 15 enables one to safely stay in the sun for 15 times longer or 5 more hours without getting sun burnt. A greater SPF in the sunblock tan or other product offers more protection but minimally so, about 2 to 5 percent more.[I:http://www.articleslayer.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/HaywoodHunter1.jpg]
This means that a sunblock tan or alternative product with an SPF of 30 rather than 15 gives only a little more protection. Take note that it is the period of protection that goes up a little but it not the strength. SPF is universally used to measure UVB protection but no standards have been set for UVA.
The way a sunblock tan, sunscreen or sun block work is also often not well understood. Sunscreens chemically absorb rays whereas sun block will physically deflect them. Sunscreens can block out UVB completely but not UVAs. However, improvements are constantly being made so they offer better protection. The same is being done with sun blocks so they can shield against UVA and UVB.
There is also the sunblock tan. This products works to tan the skin while offering adequate protection. Sunblock tan combines a tanning agent, cream or spray with a sunblock. One can choose from various shades which are different depending on the brands. A sunblock tan is in fact a healthier way to getting tanned as damage that would have been done with direct exposure to the sun.
A sunblock tan may also be applied before getting onto a tanning bed or booth. Some are meant for indoor use. They have a greater SPF for those with sensitive skin. An indoor one also guards against sunburn and keeps skin well moisturized. An indoor sunblock tan should not be combined with an outdoor one.
While going after that luscious glow, go the extra mile with particularly sensitive skin like the cheeks and nose. Use a sunblock with higher SPF on such areas. Used as required, a sunblock tan gets one glowing like a sun god or goddess. It will ensure the skin does not get dried out in the process. Most importantly, it will do so safely so that one is covered against risks of skin damage and possible serious consequences like skin cancer.
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