There is no doubt that a person with a tan gives the appearance of someone who is healthy, as well as attractive. This is obtained by exposure to the sun, tanning salons or self-help products. This is one way to present a good appearance to the public.[youtube:KGWU7d6vXTI;[link:ultra dark fake tan, sun tanning, spray tan];http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGWU7d6vXTI&feature=related]
When in direct sunlight, you are exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet rays. This can cause considerable skin damage, including a very bad sunburn. This not only ages the skin, but also can cause serious physical problems, including pain, severe headaches, and other complications.
The medical profession classifies skin types into six different categories. This shows how people with various types of skin react to trying to obtain a tan with the sun’s rays. Regardless of what kind of skin you have, these powerful rays will penetrate the skin, and long exposure can damage the cells beneath.[I:http://www.articleslayer.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/HaywoodHunter1.jpg]
The category varies according to the type of skin you have. The darker the skin, the higher degrees of pigmentation and melanin are involved. As far as tanning, pale white skin will never tan and always burn, white will either tan very little or a lot, and burn easily or very little. Light brown or olive tans easily and burns little, brown will tan dark and easily while seldom burning, and black or dark brown will always tan and very seldom burn.
Some people have the idea that if they get a ‘basic tan’, at a salon, prior to sun exposure it will aid in getting a good tan, prevent skin damage and sunburn. This has proved to be untrue. Premature aging and other damages will occur from repeated UV radiation, regardless of this base tanning.
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 are available in two forms, chemical and physical. When the proper ones are chosen, they will help prevent early wrinkling or damage by limiting the sun’s exposure. They can be obtained in physical or chemical forms.
All sunscreens and sun blocks are not equal. By careful examination of the product’s label, you will be able to see just what it does as well as what ingredients are used. A physical sunscreen scatters, blocks, reflects and absorbs the sun’s rays. The chemical one will absorb the rays. A product with high SPFs is desirable and offers the most protection to the skin from the sun.
A good tan can accomplish many things. It can change your appearance, hide your blemishes, show your muscles and make your body look slimmer. This can be accomplished with tanning beds, spray-tan booths, self-tanners and/or suntan lotions. It not only allows you to look more physically fit, but can hide blemishes and show physical attributes as well. The skin’s paleness from indoor work or short summers can be eliminated with a good tan.
Author: Haywood HunterThis author has published 229 articles so far.