Get Your Summer Glow with Tanning Lotion and/or Suncreen
Since your skin reflects UV light, applying a tanning lotion will allow you to tan quicker and more effectively.
Using a tanning bed allows you to tan in a controlled environment, which Fabutan, a tanning company, calls the “smart alternative.” You’ll be able to build your tan gradually, while getting vitamin D and developing the pigmentation that increases your natural SPF.
Using tanning lotion allows you to get the most out of your tanning session as moist skin readily absorbs UV light. The lotion also keeps your skin healthy and hydrated since moisture is lost during tanning. There are different kinds of tanning beds and lotions, including accelerators, bronzers, tingles and coolants. Go here to find out which one is right for you depending on your experience and what kind of results you want.
If you want to tan under the sun, there’re also a few things to keep in mind. Although sunlight is our primary source of vitamin D, which sunscreen inhibits from being produced, overexposure to the sun can be dangerous. Precautions should, therefore, always be taken to avoid the risk of health effects, such as sunburn, premature skin-aging and skin cancer.
According to Fabutan, your body produces vitamin D after 10 to 20 minutes, depending on your skin type, of unprotected exposure. If you’re going to be outside for longer than that amount of time, you should use sunscreen, which you need to apply 30 minutes before going out for proper absorption and re-apply every two to four hours.
Whether you tan indoor or outdoor, it’s important to know the sensitivity of your skin to sunlight or UV light so that you know how long you should be exposed to it.