Get your skin tanned safely

Get your skin tanned safely

To get a tan, you must be exposed to ultraviolet (UV) radiation. When, though, is the optimum time to tan without burning? We look at some of the most often asked concerns about tanning and the best ways to protect your skin from UV rays.

When is the ideal time to tan? 

It may appear to be a “closed schedule,” but we recommend moisturising your skin before exposing it to the sun at all costs, and we’re not just talking about moisturisers and sunscreen; we’re also talking about drinking plenty of water and eating foods rich in beta-carotene, a natural anticarcinogenic component. 

Use sunscreen everytime you come into contact with the sun, even if it’s just to leave the house and get into your car. You can purchase a compact travel bottle to have with you at all times. 

If you want to tan in the least harmful way, we recommend you to get in the sun for 20 minutes every 3 hours. Use the morning sun before 10 o’clock, and afternoon sun, after 4 o’clock.

Why Tan After 5 pm?

If you’re a busy mom or you’re simply busy around the clock, the only time you may be able to carve out a few moments to tan is after 5 pm.

While it may not give you that golden glow you’re after as quickly as morning tanning will, you can still make it work.

Laying out after 5 pm may also be a good strategy for those who are just trying out tanning for the first time.

And even if you’re like me and you’re always out & about in the sun, after a long winter season, it’s just smarter to introduce your body to tanning gradually.

This will help you achieve healthy and glowing skin, compared to if you went full-blown on day one. Also, UV index is specifically low after 5 pm.

There is some data that suggests suntanning isn’t such a bad thing when carefully controlled.

A few quick benefits of tanning are:

  • Being outside is good
  • Outdoor time frequently involves exercise and other healthy habits
  • You get Vitamin D
  • Sun exposure can elevate the mood
  • Many people who tan feel better about their bodies
  • You might burn some calories 
  • Many feel psychological benefits from having a tan

Does not using sunscreen cause cancer?

Believe it or not, using sunscreen can prevent serious skin damage such as cancer.

The UV and UVB rays cause burns, but UVA rays penetrate connective tissues, causing spots, wrinkles, loss of elasticity and other effects of photoaging.

Does Tan Time Really Make a Difference?

‘Time matters, time alone matters’.

No matter what time does influence our life at one point or the other.

The same applies when we consider tanning. Regardless of the method we opt for, the time we choose changes the efficiency and value of the result we get.

There is a difference in the environments as we move along the day. Some time periods are more preferable than others for many reasons.

What we are going to do now is to generate a deep insight into the role of time in tanning. For example, when we consider the sun as the tan source, it won’t generate the UV rays with equal intensity throughout the day.

While this is not the case with tanning beds and booths, still tanning at a specific part of the day gives better results!

Is it a Good Day to Tan Today? 

The first concern is the weather forecast for today. You’ll be fine if it’s sunny and warm in the morning and afternoon. Remember that you can tan even if there are clouds in the sky, so don’t let that stop you!

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