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How to Do Tanning the Safe Way

    Summer is around the corner and tanning season will finally be here. Tanaholics are ready to hit the beach and get bronzed.

    While it might be possible to pull off a fake tan, nothing beats an honest-to-God natural sun tan. Asides the perfectly gold toned skin it gives, Sun tanning can be quite healthy.

    Sun is known to naturally boost the level of serotonin. Serotonin helps to alleviate anxiety.  Sunlight is also a great source of vitamin D. Vitamin D helps to maintain the bones, skin and teeth. Tanaholics should take note.

    Unfortunately, there is a downside for tanning. Skin cancer can come as a result of long or wrong skin exposure to sunlight. Premature aging is also linked with excess exposure to sunlight.

    Melanoma is a dangerous skin condition. It is form of skin cancer and it is the most dangerous form of skin cancer. Melanoma is caused by excess ultraviolet radiation from sunlight or tanning beds.

    To prevent melanoma from occurring, it is best to use safe tanning tips.

    Safe tanning tips for tanning

    Before going into the sun for tanning, there are some things that can be done to make the process safer. Here are some tips

    • Exfoliate

    Exfoliating allows the new layers of skin appear. Exfoliating before tanning remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin. When the skin is well exfoliated, it is easy to achieve even tone. With exfoliating, Sun tanning can be done evenly done. The fresh exfoliated skin will get tanned easily and quickly. Reducing the amount of time spent in sun. This is a must for a tanaholic.

    • Sunscreen

    Sunscreen does not disrupt the tanning process. It actually helps to make the tanning safer. Use sunscreens before tanning. The beauty of using sunscreens is that they allow the user spend prolong time in the sun without suffering damages.

    Sunscreen with up to SPF 50, will provide adequate protection from ultraviolet (UVB) burning rays. Although they do not protect from UVA .Broad spectrum sunscreen will provide adequate protection for both UVB and UVA.

    While tanning, there are ways to reduce the risk of been exposed to sunlight for too long.

    • Shade and cover

    Use wrap round Sun shades to protect eyes from damage. Use a wide brim hat to protect the scalp, hair, ears and the eyes. Get a stylish cap or stay under a shade.

    Do not fall asleep with the sunglasses on your face.

    • Intervals

    Tanning for an entire day will not five give a perfect tan. Soon afterwards, sunburn will happen. The best way to get maximum result, is to go at intervals rather than at once. Allow the body to recover after a day of tanning, it is best allow the body relax before the next tanning. A little exposure will help produce more melanin.

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