Everyone knows how damaging the sun’s UVA/UVB rays can be, yet women of all ages still want that bronzed summer skin. However, with the cosmetics industry constantly developing, beauty facebeach tanning has become less popular than it used to be, leaving room to self-tanning lotions and other methods which are considered safer. By following these few safe tanning tips you can avoid the harmful sunrays and still get that healthy-looking bronze, without worrying about early-aging skin or skin cancer.
Safe Tanning Methods
Going to the beach and sitting in the sun is once again on the list of safe tanning methods, but it’s imperative that you wear safe tanning lotions. Experts recommend at least SPF 30, like this Hampton Sun SPF 30, an organic sun tanning lotion preventing premature sign of aging. If you have delicate skin, then consider Clarins Sun Care Milk-Lotion Spray, with a very high protection UVB/UVA SPF 50+.
Spray tanning at a salon or spa is another popular safe tanning method. The cost of your spray tanning procedure depends on your skin pigmentation (if it’s fairer or darker) and how many sessions you’ll need until you achieve the desired bronze shade. So whether it’s applied in an automatic booth or done by a professional, spray tanning is one of the choices women make today when it comes to safe tanning methods.
We should also mention the least safe tanning methods: tanning beds – where research shows a high risk of developing melanoma, and tanning pills which haven’t been approved by FDA, due to their dangerous coloring ingredients. Also, remember that - without proper sun protection - beach tanning can be very harmful to your skin.
Safe Tanning Tips
If you’ve deiced to head to the beach or to the swimming pool to get a safe tan out in the sun, you need to follow a few simple tips: make sure you’ve cleaned your skin thoroughly – no makeup or other cosmetics on, no perfume applied. These can make your skin prone to sunburns. Apply safe tanning lotions with SPF 30 and even higher if you have dry sensitive skin. You can get a safe tan during the morning hours or late in the afternoon, so avoid staying out in the sun between 11am to 3pm. And last but not least, don’t forget to protect your lips.
Sunless Tanning: A Safe Tan
Sunless tanning is probably the safest tanning method, which you can do at home by purchasing self-tanning lotions and sprays from well renowned brands, such as L’Oreal, Lancome, Clarins, and applying them carefully following the instructions on the package.