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.
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.
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.[I:http://www.tweetarticle.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/HaywoodHunter3.jpg]
The various tanning types have been categorized according to the degree of pigmentation involved. This means that the darker the skin the more melanin. These types range from pale white, which will always burn, white which burns easily and tans little, white which easily tans and burns little, and olive or light brown which tans easy and burns little. Also included are brown, which tans dark and seldom burns, and black or dark brown which always tans and seldom burns.
Getting a base tan at a tanning salon, prior to sun exposure, will not prevent skin damage or encourage a tan. Constant exposure to UV radiation is going to cause skin aging and, as a rule, sunburn, with or without the base tan. It is much more important to adequately protect the skin prior to exposure.
There are a number of options available to gain a tan without sun exposure. These include products in the form of tanning salons, oils, lotions, and sprays. There are also sunless tanning pills available, but the medical profession does not recommend these as they can harm the liver and the eye retina.
In choosing sunscreen products it is important to get the ones that will offer the most protection. This protection will assist in preventing premature skin aging and other damages to your body. They are available in both 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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