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tanning-spa-300x209-4224082Going to a tanning salon can sound quite daunting. However, that should not be the case since tanning salons aren’t a place you have to be scared of. First thing to consider is that you should at least be 18 years old to use a tanning bed. This is in accordance to some laws that prevent minors from getting their salon tanning. If you’re going to do this for your upcoming prom, you might want to reconsider if you haven’t reached the age requirement. Another thing to consider is your skin. Can your skin be under intense light for a few minutes? If you’re someone who has sensitive skin, you might want to bow out of this case as indoor tanning can cause some allergic reactions.

Now that that has been sorted out, booking for your first appointment shouldn’t be as nerve-wrecking as you’d think. Normally, you can ask a friend for help but if you’re going alone you’ll want to consider the distance of your tanning salon and your home. There’s nothing really important with the distance but a short trip to and fro can be a comfortable perk to your tanning experience.

Another thing to consider is the tanning salon you’re going to. Make sure it is accredited and has updated equipment and clean, you can still get allergic reactions if the equipment is not sanitized often. Make it a habit to check the salon before booking to save yourself some time when you get there.

Prepare the necessary items such as clothes that can keep you modest and a reliable sunscreen. You still need to put on some sunscreen if you want to lessen the damage the UV rays can do on your skin. Another item to consider is some UV protection goggles for your eyes. You can opt to purchase this beforehand or in the tanning salon if they offer them. It’s important to have these and use them whenever you do your indoor tanning to protect your eyes from the radiation.

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sunbathing-facts-300x214-3261308Sunbathing is a common task to do during summer. With so much sun to make use of, it’s not surprising to make the most out of your summer by basking under a cloudless sky. Growing up, our favorite activity during summer would be to go to the beach or enjoy the day outside as much as we could. Unfortunately, exposing yourself to too much sun can do a lot of harm than good.

Through the recent years, skin cancer has risen as a threat to our community. Melanoma, a very aggressive form of skin cancer, has caused numerous fatalities through the globe. It’s been said that copious exposure to the sun can lead to a higher chance of getting skin cancer.

Thus, this brings us to sunbathing. Normally, we rely a lot on the sunscreen we use. While sunscreen is our initial defense against the sun, it’s not an impenetrable defense. At times, we still have our share of sunburn. The more sunburn we’ve come across our lives, the higher the chances of us getting skin cancer in the future. There’s actually a lot of things to consider if you want to do some sunbathing.

The more you get sunburn also causes a lot of harm to your body in the long run. Another case to consider, dark skin is not healthy skin. When you tan your skin, you cause your outermost layer of skin to burn under all the sun’s onslaught. Tanned skin does not protect you from the sun thus if you stay under the sun while having tanned skin, you can get a higher chance of getting more harm to your skin.

Sunscreen can only do so much thus it’s also a good idea to stay in the shade when you can. Try to also keep yourself hydrated.

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leg-2554756_640-300x200-7943379Sunbathing is a common trend during the summer. It’s not surprising since there’s a lot of sun to make use of during this hot season. But why should you consider sunbathing? Tanning is a common choice to making you look good. Getting a tan gives you even skin tone, hides your flaws and even provides you a makeover. While it doesn’t drastically change how you look, changing your skin tone can really make an impact.

If you’re hoping to ante up your looks or make a change for the summer season, sunbathing is a good choice. You need only the sun, some sunscreen and a good set of garments that don’t obscure your skin when basking under the sun. But why should really do it? Sunbathing is a common trend, which can be done as a social activity. If you’re new to the tanning fiasco, sunbathing is a good way to slowly introduce you to the pros of tanning.

Having a tan is a sign that you enjoyed your summer so getting a tan through sunbathing is a prime method to getting that result. In order to enjoy a good sunbathing experience, you’ll want to consider these tips:

– Make use of a good sunscreen. Use a wide spectrum sunscreen that blocks off both UVA and UVB rays. While SPF is something to be considered, you don’t need to buy the one with the highest SPF to get thr work done.

– Have a specific time when you want to tan. This lessens the chances of getting an uneven tan due to having various sun positions to work with. Try to limit your time to two to three hours on a specific time of the day.

– Use tanning oils to hasten the chances of getting tanned skin. This also aids in shortening the time you spend under the sun.

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sky-sunny-clouds-cloudy-300x168-1423667Sunscreen is a common item to use when it comes to protecting your skin from the sun’s harm. It’s an important thing to put on since the sun is going to be doing a lot of harm to your body when you’re under the sun for a long amount of time. We’ve always known that sunscreen is a very important part of our regimen when we’re going to be doing a lot of activities outside of our home.

While sunscreen is always a good aid to our sunbathing or staying under the sun, we have to be particular with the sunscreen that we use. Normally, we would opt for sunscreen that has a high SPF value. Unfortunately, its been found that sunscreen containing a lot of SPF, sun protecting factor, does not really have more value than those with smaller SPF. At times, we opt for high SPF valued sunscreen to provide a barrier for our skin. Dermatologists don’t really recommend the ridiculously high value of SPF but opt for individuals to use a wide spectrum sunscreen instead. Wide spectrum sunscreen block both UVA and UVB rays.

Another thing we usually do is apply sunscreen once. Unfortunately, sunscreen works like lotion or creams. It can wash off or dry before you know it and needs to be re-applied to continue protecting your skin. It is important to apply the sunscreen every two to three hours, much less time if you sweat a lot or swim after applying sunscreen. It’s important to remember to let the sunscreen soak into the skin which would usually be around 30 minutes to an hour before going under the sun. Your skin needs to absorb the sunscreen to be able to make it work. Usually, we would dive into the waters right after putting sunscreen.

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woman-speaker-baby-belly-157576-227x300-3043491Summer is at the highlight for this time of the year. With the heat getting higher and higher, summer’s highlight is getting as much of the sun as possible. If you’re a sunbathing addict, being pregnant can be a thing to consider before lounging for hours on end under the sun. While a little bit of sun isn’t going to hurt, just was is in store if you’re pregnant and tanning? When you’re pregnant, your skin is quite sensitive. We know how much pregnancy can do a lot to one’s body but it’s important to put on an extra helping of sunscreen before sunbathing. Doctors don’t mind that you sunbathe but that you do it responsibly. Your skin is easily tanned if you stay under the sun. This is due to the high production of a hormone during the course of your pregnancy. Thus said, you’re going to need the extra helping of sunscreen while also being careful of how long you stay under the sun. Another factor of trying to be careful of your time under the sun is your internal temperature. When we soak a lot of the sun’s rays, we also get a lot of heat in our body. This can harm the baby inside of you as their amniotic fluid can be too hot for them. Try to set a specific time when you will be sunbathing as well as to limit the time you are doing so. If you want to expedite the chances of tanning your body, you can make use of tanning oils. These oils help make your skin absorb the sun more thus hastening the tanning process.

As is mentioned, since your body produces a lot of estrogen, your skin will easily darken in a few minutes under the sun. Makes the most out of the time you are sunbathing and avoid basking in the dangerous hours from 9am to 4pm. The sun’s rays are very deadly to you and to your baby.