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Taking Precautions When Tanning Yourself

By: David Fishman | Jun 13 2007 | 550 words | 968 hits

When using tanning beds properly it will give you a natural look to your wintry pale skin. When exposed to UVB rays it will stimulate and produce skin pigment called is melanin which makes your skin turn dark. Any type of exposure to UVB rays is not good; if you are exposed for any amount of time you will need to have some type of protection. If you have a family history of skin cancer, its all the more reason to take extra cautions. Some older tanning beds use the older style of lamps, these lamps emit UV A rays which is not good for your skin. There have been reports that UV A radiation has been know to cause cancer of the skin. It has been reported that skin cancer is on the rise, with the ozone depleting and the popularity of tanning beds.

Today, devices that emit a combination of UVA and UVB are predominantly used. If you expose your skin to UV rays many different types of complications can occur, you could get skin rashes, skin will age you might get skin cancer. Exposure to UVB can cause skin burning; the best protection against this is to cover up your skin. 99% of the sun's UV radiation at sea level is UVA. The UV that is dangerous to your skin is the UVB; this is the rays that can cause aging, blotches, wrinkles and even cancer. It is the UVA and UVB rays that are the most harmful to our skin. UVB is easier to protect against than UVA, but both cause very real damage.

When exposing your skin to UV rays it is very possible it will cause premature spots, blemishes, aging and maybe skin cancer. Using a bit of precaution such as purchasing a good tanning lotion or attending one of your local sunless tanning salons is a good first step to protecting yourself. Tanning beds have become very popular because everyone wants a natural looking tan, many people have been purchasing home beds to tan themselves.

When tanning lotions first came out on the market they made everyone look orange, today they improved this and now people look like they really have a tan. Today the self tanners come in many shades, since everyone does not have the same skin pigment it is easier to match your skin type. When using tanning sprays or self tanners the color does not last very long, on average it lasts about 5 to 7 days. Getting a tan without the sun has becoming very popular because it reduces the risks of getting skin diseases. Tanning sprays have become more advanced since they were developed, they protect your skin against the sun and give you a tan without needing the sun, and some even have moistures in them to enrich your skin.

One of the drawbacks of these tanning lotions that dye your skin is that they do not last very long and you need to keep applying it to keep the color constant. The reason for this is because your skin continuously sheds old skin and replenishes your body with new skin so you will loose the color from the tanner. Also, you should test the tanner on a hidden part of your body before applying it over all of your skin.

About author:
David Marc Fishman is the owner of site that helps with skin cancer site. Become beautiful with natural skin care. Smell great with airbrush tanning.
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