Sun tanning lotion

People love to be out in the sun. You can find them everywhere using sun tanning lotion trying to get a good sun tan. The darker the tan the better it is liked by most people. You can even find them going to tanning booths for that all important golden tan. To accomplish a good tan you should use sun tanning lotion. There are all kinds of tanning lotions on the market today. Sun tanning lotions should not be confused with tanning accelerators. Tanning accelerators are different and are to be used in the tanning booths while sun tanning lotion is to be used outdoors in the sun.

Sun tanning lotions are designed to maximize the effects of the rays from the sun when you are out in it trying to get a tan. Because these lotions maximize the sun’s rays these lotions should be used with caution because they can also cause sun burn if you are not careful. The sun can be very damaging to your skin and can cause skin cancer from getting too much sun and getting sunburned.

Safe tanning can be done if you use the right kind of sun tanning lotions. Before you purchase and use these products make sure you read the labels to make sure you are not buying an accelerator if you will be getting your tan outdoors. Look for ingredients that protect and moisturize the skin. You will want one that will not cause problems for the skin. The kind of tanning lotion you use will depend on how long you plan to stay out in the sun and what skin type you have. If you have already gotten somewhat tanned you won’t burn as easy and can use a different kind of lotion. This is because the melanin in your skin acts as a natural protection from UVB rays from the sun.

Sun tanning lotions are in high demand. New companies are coming out with new tanning products every year and a lot of research is being done to find out what can make tanning lotions better. There are all kinds of new sun tanning products on the market today. You can find new products for outdoor sun tanning, indoor sun tanning, self tanning lotions and sprays for instant sun tans. A good sun tanning lotion will allow you to get that all important tan without the harmful drying effects the sun can cause. You skin will not flake and peel when you use sun tan lotions.

Look for a tanning lotion that has a SPF of 20 to 30 if you have fair skin. Fair skin burns quickly so you will need a tanning lotion with a sun screen. There are self-tanning products for fair skin types which may even be better for you. The new self-tanning lotions do not turn your skin yellow or orange like they used to. If your skin is the type that tans lightly you should get a tanning lotion for outdoors with a SPF of 8 to 12. Medium toned skin needs a tanning lotion with a SPF of 4 to 8. Dark skin rarely burns but you still need a good tanning lotion with a SPF of 2 to or to protect against damage to the skin from the sun.

Some recommended sun tanning lotions have an anti-aging ingredient in them. Watch for harmful ingredients as they can do more harm to your skin than good, like:

  • PABA
  • Benzophenone
  • Mineral Oil
  • Parabens
  • Petrolatum
  • Lanolin
  • Glycerin
  • Propylene glycol
  • Artificial fragrances
  • Artificial colors

The best sun tanning lotions today include sunscreen ingredients that are better at blocking harmful UVA rays. They include avobenzone (also called Parsol 1789), titanium dioxide, zinc oxide or Mexoryl SX to fully protect from the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays.

Last updated on Mar 5th, 2011 and filed under Skin Care. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

1 Response for “Sun tanning lotion”

  1. Kelly Varela says:

    Sun tanning lotion is a good way to help get a tan outside instead of under tanning bulbs at a salon. Just be sure it has some degree of UVA protection in it!

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