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Doctor insights on: Banana Boat Tanning Oil

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Does banana boat tanning oil block both kinda of sun rays?

Does banana boat tanning oil block both kinda of sun rays?

Doubt: If the product advertises itself as a tanning product then i doubt it blocks ultraviolet rays although i cannot be sure. ...Read more

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Tanning (Definition)

Tanning refers to attending exposing oneself to the sun, or a tanning salon, for the purpose of darkening the skin, for cosmetic reasons. Occasionally, tanning is for medical reasons to relieve some symptoms ...Read more


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Is tanning oil (with spf) bad for you?

Is tanning oil (with spf) bad for you?

Tanning is not good: Regardless of the spf that you were using if you are getting a tan you are damaging your skin. While that may not be a problem now it will be in the future in terms of skin cancer and premature aging. ...Read more

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Would virgin coconut oil be a good SPF for tanning?

Would virgin coconut oil be a good SPF for tanning?

Kidding us?: You want to put oil on your body and sit in the sun and think this will somehow protect you from radiation damage? Oil does not have an spf. Oil will magnify and the intensity of the sun and cause easier burning and thus more damage and more risk. ...Read more

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Does baby oil amplify tanning or burning effects when lying out in the sun?

Sort of.: While it's a myth that you can accelerate tanning by applying baby oil, the use of baby oil instead of a good sunscreen lotion will certainly make your skin much more susceptible to tanning and way more likely to burn. Remember, tanning is your body's way of telling you that you're getting too much sun. Baby oil is a petroleum product that contains no sunscreen. ...Read more

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It's okay to use tanning oil SPF 30 instead of using sun cream spf30 right?

It's okay to use tanning oil SPF 30 instead of using sun cream spf30 right?

No: The current recommendation to avoid sun burn and exposure to UV-A and B rays which may lead to skin cancers is a physical block with a cream that contains either or both zinc or titanium. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use olive oil to tan? I'm running low on tanning oil and my friend used it last week at the lake and got a great tan.

Tanning products: Olive oil has no protection for your skin. Its like the days of baby oil in the 70's. If you can tan, you will tan well regardless of what you use. I am not aware of any product that actually gives you a better tan, certainly not oil. ...Read more

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May coconat oil be used for tanning? Thankyou

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! ...Read more

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