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May coconat oil be used for tanning? thankyou

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Coconut oil may…: Help moisturize skin while tanning (not a good idea, by the way) but offers no spf protection so skin will receive uv ray damage (which accumulates over the years). Quality tan from a bottle or airbrush is much safer.

Answered 1/23/2019


Dr. David Sherris answered

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery

Sunscreen: It can but you will increase your risk of burning. Excessive tanning causes skin cancer, wrinkles, and aging of skin. I suggest sunscreen and spray tan. You will look better in the long run!

Answered 3/26/2013



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