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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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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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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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