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Misguided Beliefs And Facts About Outdoor And Indoor Tanning

By Greg Pierce

“Traditionally, we get a tan by basking in the sun’s rays but this kind of method has been proven dangerous to our skin and our health. Fortunately, tanning solutions are now available in the market so that we can avoid sun exposure and endure those dangerous UV rays which are major causes of skin cancer.

Self-tanning is the safest alternative to having that pretty skin glow you’ve always wanted. This is simply because these products have been created to produce that tanning glow but also to give you protection from the sun. Today, these kinds of products are very trendy.

Despite the fact that more and more people are convinced about tanning products being healthier substitutes, there are still common beliefs about self-tanning. Some say it is harmful although some say it is preferable than sitting under the sun. The following are four myths regarding indoor tanning:

1. Myth: These products can fry up skin when one stays under the sun for a few hours after applying this on the skin.

That is an absurd idea. Good tanning items are, in fact, equipped with UV protection ingredients so they can’t possibly trigger skin color frying.

2. Myth: Tanning beds in salons can be a source of viruses causing some diseases such AIDS.

It’s widely known that AIDS is caused by an exchange in body fluids where one person is infected. Of course, one should choose a sanitary salon to obtain that tan.

3. Myth: Indoor tanning can cause Melanoma.

Excessive use of all chemicals on the skin color can cause melanoma too as excessive coverage to the sun’s UV rays.

4. Myth: Exposing oneself towards direct sunlight can cause skin cancer

Many factors can cause skin cancer. The two main causes are not even related to the environment. These two culprits are diet and genetics. However, too much sun exposure can cause different skin conditions and those who stay under the sun for a prolonged period of time may get skin cancer. But a normal sun exposure can’t do any damage.

Though indoor and outdoor tanning may provide same results, they have different positive and negative aspects. If you choose to use tanning products, you may get uneven tan if you are not adept to using it. If you have it done by a professional or if you get it from a salon, then you need to pay a premium. But these methods have been proven effective and of course safer compared to direct sun exposure.

Today, salons use different kinds of tanning products. These products include lotions, gels and sprays. These products can’t be marketed without the approval of the government agency concerned, thus, the chemicals in these products are safe and effective.

Get an instant tan by using an airbrush tan solution or the famous mobile spray tanning technique. And yes, you can actually do it yourself at home. Just make sure you follow each instruction to the letter.

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Pierce, Greg "Misguided Beliefs And Facts About Outdoor And Indoor Tanning." Misguided Beliefs And Facts About Outdoor And Indoor Tanning. 16 Aug. 2010. 15 Jun 2017 <>.

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