Are you crazy for getting a perfect sun-tanned look? Then, what‘s holding you back? Is it the harm that is caused by exposure to sun? If yes, then your wait is over! Now, it is actually possible to get a perfect sun-kissed look without exposing your body to sun. Sunless tanning is also a great option if you have broken capillaries, acne, freckles or any other skin issues. By using tanning products, you can easily conceal skin imperfections and get a healthy, fashionable glow to your skin.
A lot of people confuse suntan lotion for sunblock. There is a lot of difference between the two. A sunblock is made to protect skin from UV rays while a suntan lotion serves to add a tanning effect to the skin.
When people use tanning products to get color, they are actually trying to influence Melanin pigment in their skin. It is melanin that actually causes skin to become darker when it is exposed to UV rays. The presence of Tyrosine, an amino acid in suntan lotions, triggers melanocytes (melanin producing cells) activity that helps in enhancing melanin’s ability to create darker skin. Topical application of Tyrosine is absolutely harmless.
How To Apply Self Tanning Lotions?
Before applying a tanning lotion, shake the bottle gently so that all the contents get mixed properly. Now measure about 1 oz. of suntan lotion and apply a thick and smooth layer of this lotion on all exposed areas of skin. It should be applied at least 30 minutes before going out so that the it gets properly absorbed in the skin.
It is recommended that you start with the most accessible parts of your body such as chest, legs, arms, feet etc. You can take a friend’s help to rub the tanning lotion on your back. Alternately, you can also use tanning sprays on hard-to-reach areas. While applying suntan lotion on neck, ears and face, make sure it does not get into your eyes. Before you go out, ensure you apply a sunblock on all exposed areas of your body. Also apply a lip balm that contains SPF.
A lot of people think that suntan lotion protects the skin in the same way a sunblock does. However, this is not true. Self tanning products increase the sensitivity of skin to UV rays. Hence, chances of your skin getting damaged when exposed to sun become high. Though most of the suntan lotions have moisturizers in them, yet they are not enough to prevent skin problems. Therefore whenever you go out in sun, it is important that you make use of a sunblock cream that has a good SPF.
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