Wednesday, July 7, 2010

The Best Tan is a SAFE TAN.

Summertime is not the only time when you desire to achieve that captivating golden bronze tan all over your body. And you should know that sun tanning or sunbathing is a major reason for having skin cancer.But who does not want to be gorgeous? Don't worry because there are alternatives to sun tanning- SUNLESS TAN!

Tanning Beds- NOT SAFE

Too much exposure to UV rays causes the skin to age, be prone to radiation damages, and then be faced with the risk of skin cancer. Sunburn and rashes usually occur because of the ultraviolet lights that harm your skin. Use of a tanning bed also exposes you to the same level of danger as the same radiation and lights are present in it. Keep in your mind that tanning with presence of ultraviolet radiation is not safe at all.

DHA based products-SAFE
In other words, it's fake tanning. Using DHA doesn't really give you a tan but tints your skin, it does not make you skin produce melanin so you're still unprotected from the sun. But DHA that comes in lotions, creams, liquid solutions that can be applied using airbrush or tanning booths, does not expose your skin to any radiation and it's harmless.

Bronzers - SAFE
They are just make ups, they are instant and washes off when you shower. But always remember if you have very sensitive skin, always test first a product on small area of your skin and wait for any allergic reaction (24 hrs) before applying through out your body.

Tanning Pills- NOT REALLY SAFE

FDA does not approved tanning pills specially those that contain CANTHAXANTHIN. Although most tanning pills contain greater amount of l-tyrosine, which is a safe supplement (for weight loss and depression), there has been no scientific proof of it's effectiveness to tan skin.

Melanotan ii- NOT REALLY SAFE
FDA also does not approved melanotan as a product for tanning, but still a lot of tanning fans are experimenting with it. No fatal or serious side effects was reported up to date but FDA warns users for a possible long term effects of using the drug.

Whatever your choice is in getting your best tan, just keep in mind that if your risking yourself-it's not worth it!

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