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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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What can a fair skinned redhead do to look like a tan and stay out of the natural sunlight damage?
Skin color: Having the perfect shade of pink is not really something that can be done. There are bleaching agents for some skin conditions, but not specific meds or treatments to make your skin pink. Short of Body paint, be happy with your tan skin. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is no safe tan: There is no safe way to get a base tan or any tan. A tan = damage to your skin. Tanning booths are just as damaging as the sun. "fake" tans with self- tanner or spray tans are probably safer but don't protect you from a sunburn. The best idea is to where lots of sunscreen, a big hat and sit in the shade when outdoors. Your skin will thank you and you will thank me when you have less wrinkles. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stay out of the sun!: Every possible way you can think of to avoid or block sunlight is the only way. Use sunscreen (including make-up) daily, wear big hats, sit under umbrellas, walk on the shady side of the street, etc. Be prepared, though, to take plenty of grief from friends & family. So many people don't get the importance of avoiding sun exposure & the cancers that come with them that they will not support you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer