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If you tan with a towel over your face, does it fully block the sun from your face?

If you tan with a towel over your face, does it fully block the sun from your face?

Tanning: Tanning with a towel over your face does not block all the sun's rays unless the towel is made of lead. A white or light colored towel will block enough of the suns rays to decrease your risk of burning or getting cancer on your face. Protect the rest of your body with a good high spf sunscreen and by not spending to much time in the sun. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are tans healthy?

Are tans healthy?

No: Ultraviolet light exposure from the sun or tanning beds not only significantly increase the risk of skin cancer, but also cause premature aging of skin and wrinkles. It is for better to except your natural skin color as part of your individually. Protect your skin from damage by consistent use of sunscreen. ...Read more

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Is there a safe way to tan?

Is there a safe way to tan?

Sunlight dangerous: Tanning booths and sun bathing all put a person at risk for Skin cancer. The safest way to look tanned is the use of a cream that gives this appearance and this should not be over used ...Read more

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How to remove the sun tan?

How to remove the sun tan?

There's no way: There's no way to remove a suntan, but it will fade gradually over time. Remember to use sunscreen to prevent sun damage and skin cancer. ...Read more

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Is a sun tan never healthy?

Is a sun tan never healthy?

Mixed results: The skin tans to provide a protection against the sun, and your body makes the tan as a protectant. We now live long enough that the side effects: skin changes and skin cancers have time to develop. Best to use sunscreens if possible. ...Read more

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Can you tan with sunblock on?

Can you tan with sunblock on?

Yes: Sunscreens do not completely stop all of the uv rays from getting to the skin. Your melanin will be activated causing your skin to tan. Keep in mind that you don't need to burn to get skin damage from uv sun rays over time. ...Read more

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How bad is it to tan my skin?

How bad is it to tan my skin?

Depends: Depends how you do it. If you use tanning cream, no harm. If tanning booth, you might get skin cancers and wrinkling. ...Read more

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How to get a beautiful skin tan?

How to get a beautiful skin tan?

Don't: That's not a question to ask a doctor. W'e don't tend to be in favor of tanning, except the artificial kind that makes you look like the speaker of the house. ...Read more

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Could I have skin that wont tan?

Could I have skin that wont tan?

Depends: You may not get an even tan but sun damage can occur by getting fine lines near the eyes, above the lips, brown spots, enlarged freckles, uneven skin tones, and acne. Some people get acne stains which cause discoloration as well. Wear sunblock to protect yourself from all the harmfull problems that can occur to include skin cancer, leathery looking skin texture, age spots and wrinkles. ...Read more

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What can I do to fix a glasses tan?

What can I do to fix a glasses tan?

Meaning?: Either there is a misinterpretation or a misspelling here. What is a "glasses tan". Re-reply with the correct version please. ...Read more

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What causes skin to tan in the sun?

What causes skin to tan in the sun?

Tanning: The UV light from the sun's rays causes cells called melanocytes to produce a pigment named melanin. ...Read more

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What's the safest way to get a tan?

Why do you want one?: Safest way is still the old fashioned way- in the sun for limited periods of time daily. Do not get burned. Tanning is self inflicted sun damage so be sure to use lotion afterwards to keep skin soft and healthy. ...Read more

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What are healthy ways to get a tan?

What are healthy ways to get a tan?

Tanning ≠ Healthy: The skin tans as a reaction actinic radiation {sunlight}. This is a protective mechanism that helps the body deal with a possible future insult. Intentional tanning i don't recommend. Tanning beds are out because there is a strong correlation between tanning beds and skin cancer. ...Read more

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How do I lighten my rough tan skin ?

How do I lighten my rough tan skin ?

Lighten and Smooth: The first thing to do would involve exfoliation to get the dead surface skin cells off and to increase epidermal turnover. Tretinoin or retin a (tretinoin) at appropriate doses is an excellent way to do this. As the skin is exfoliated and "trained" to turn over rapidly it probably will get lighter on its own. If not a medication called hydroquinone can decrease pigmentation in the skin. ...Read more

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How can I turn a sunburn into a tan?

How can I turn a sunburn into a tan?

Aloe: Some people don't really tan very well. However, if you want to protect your skin so it will potentially have a chance to tan consider aloe vera. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory & antibacterial / antifungal qualities. It decreases skin inflammation and helps to prevent infections. It also hydrates the skin. ...Read more

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How can I tan a lot but in a healthy way?

How can I tan a lot but in a healthy way?

Tanning is harmful: The Skin Cancer Foundation says that tanning is not part of a healthy lifestyle and any tan is not good news, no matter how you acquire it. Harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun or tanning lamps cause tans. When you get a tan you’ve sustained skin cell damage. All tanning can lead to to premature skin aging and skin cancer. ...Read more