Skin Tanning : What Are Your Options?

With tanned skin being the latest archetype of being sexy and beautiful, there are lots of skin-tanning options that have come up today. Here are a few tips to help you observe proper precautions when using any of these sun tanning methods, also we have supplemented the information with the possible health threats of using each of these methods.

Before you bare your body to take a sunbath, do yourself a little favor and read about the possible dangers of skin cancer due to direct exposure to the sun’s rays. There’s also been research to prove that direct exposure to sun’s rays can lead to early wrinkle formation, premature aging, and dry skin and certain other skin problems like eczema. However, when you’re truly bent upon tanning your skin directly under the sun, apply some sunscreen lotion onto your skin, drink plenty of water and keep your tanning sessions short.

The use of bronzers is quite safe to enjoy a temporary sun tan; however it is safe not to apply a bronzer onto your skin immediately after a shower, so apply a moisturizer to your skin before your apply the bronzer. To enjoy a better effect use it on exfoliated skin and use circular motions to spread it evenly on your skin. In case you’re planning to get a tanning effect at the spray tanning booth, do ensure proper protections for your eyes, nostrils and mouth.

The other option of using tanning lotions is equally safe, as long as you don’t settle for any cheap brands as they can often turn your skin somewhat yellow. It is advisable to carry out a skin patch test before you apply the tanning lotion to your complete body. And as was with bronzers, exfoliate and moisturize your skin before applying the tanning lotion.

As for tanning accelerators, both lotions and pills, I am way too skeptical about their performance. Anyways if you do settle down for one, please research and find out whether any side effects have been associated with that particular product, better still you can even check with your doctor whether or not to use a particular product.

And for the last option that is tanning beds, why bear all the pain and expenses, when it is just as dangerous as direct sunbathing because of the ultraviolet rays that it produces.

Sidharth Thakur