From childhood, people are warned about the danger of too much sun. Protection from UV rays is provided with sunscreen, but today the same results can be achieved with sun tan lotion with the added bonus that a golden color will result. Both of these products have different ingredients and produce different results, but today\’s desire to achieve that perfect golden look can be achieved easier than ever.[youtube:GSCGs6Zz_1Y?version=3;[Fake Tan];http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSCGs6Zz_1Y?version=3&feature=related]
It has long been known that solar radiation on an unprotected body, can cause skin cancer (melanomas), as well as severe burns. There is SPF in sunscreen which blocks the rays, but still can achieve that golden look although it often takes longer. It is still possible to get a slight sunburn which often disappears in a few days. Additionally, it must be reapplied whenever an individual leaves the water.
For many years people just lounged in sunlight to get a tan, without using protection. They did not realize that they were causing their skin to age and wrinkle, making them look older. They were also exposed to radiation from the sun\’s rays which resulted in life-threatening conditions when they got older.[I:http://cosmoread.com/wp-content/uploads/HaywoodHunter1.jpg]
Today\’s tanning lotion is especially designed to allow one to achieve the desired color by either sitting in sunlight or utilizing one of the many alternatives now available. It speeds up the tanning process, achieving the desired result in a very short time. This produces a natural look of outdoor exposure, compared to that received in a tanning booth.
Many people who wish to achieve this look year-round take advantage of tanning beds and booths. These products are constructed to imitate the sun\’s rays through fluorescent UVA lamps and work well at replicating natural tans acquired from exposure on a beach. Lotions for this kind of tanning are specially formulated as the outdoor type would damage the acrylics of the machinery.
The final option is chemical tanning which can come in the form of airbrushing, wipes, lotions, gels, or sprays. Although they do not provide a base coat, chemicals used most closely achieve the color desired. This option is growing in popularity and can be expensive and quicker. Although burns can still result because there is no base coat, a golden color is generated without the time or danger of other choices.
By using a good sun tan lotion product, you can safely achieve the color you want and have various alternatives for achieving that look. However, emphasis is placed on \’good\’ product. Over the years there have been some poor lotions on the market that have resulted in colors other than the desired tan.