[ DOs n Don'ts ]

The Dos and Don’ts of Tanning

For many people, summer can never be complete without achieving that sun-kissed glow! It’s always important to remember that too much fun in the sun is hazardous for your health. You should consider all the precautions necessary during any tanning session. Here are the tanning dos and don’ts for any season.

Do not choose a tanning bed over the sun

All forms of UV exposure are dangerous but a tanning bed increases the health risk. Research by Skin Cancer Foundation has shown that women under the age of 30 are most likely to develop melanoma if they tan indoors. The risk of melanoma increases by 75 percent for those who use indoor tanners before their 35th birthday.

Exfoliate your skin before sunbathing

Exfoliation is the main preparation for any tanning session. Exfoliation helps in removing the dead skin cells leaving your skin so fresh for an even tan. When exfoliating you should be extra careful not to be too rough since this can cause your skin to be more sensitive thus causing irritation.

Check the UV index before heading out for fun in the sun

Are you planning a trip to the beach? It’s important to check the UV index in your area. This enables you to measure the amount of UV rays exposure for that particular day. If the index level is above five you should be careful since the risk is high. Always keep in mind that zero is the minimal exposure and 11 is the extreme exposure so you should take all the precautions if need be.

Get the right amount of protection

Prevention is better than cure. Always use a sunscreen with the coverage of SPF if you planning on spending a lengthy amount of time in the sun. Baby oil cannot and will never protect you from the sun harmful rays. Using a broad spectrum of protection daily is better than use all your savings for treatment when the UV rays strike you really hard. It’s better to be safe than sorry ladies.

Don’t forget to reapply sunscreen

Are you planning to be out in the sun lengthy amount of time? You make sure to reapply your sunscreen even if your product is of high quality. One application of the sunscreen cannot provide you with sun safety all day. Reapply your sunscreen after every two hours for defense.


Cancer treatment can be so hectic and expensive but you can always prevent developing it. Put into consideration all the precautions necessary for healthy living to protect against skin cancer risk. Tanning is optional and you may look even more gorgeous in your natural looks. Avoid the much hustle and use the home made self-tanning products that are totally free from chemicals and UV radiation.

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