You have probably heard about all the ills that exposure to the sun can bring to your skin but did you know that using sunless tanning skin products provides many great benefits when it comes to overall skin health and maintaining that soft summer glow that is often associated with youthful good looks and beauty?
The first thing you should realize when it comes to sunless tanning products is that there are many different types of sunless tanning products and price ranges available. The goal is to find those products that offer no exposure to UV rays of any type. This doesn’t exclude a visit to the local tanning salon necessarily though as many of them have taken the plunge and now offer spray tanning to customers in need of a little boost of color any time of the year. The cost of this service will vary greatly from one salon to the next and one region to the next. It is a good idea to call around and find a great fit and price for you. But, what are the benefits that this type of’ tan has to offer?
Reward without Risk
The first benefit is the most tangible for those seeking that summer look without spending countless hours beneath a harmful summer sun. That benefit would be the color associated with summer and none of the risk associated with long hours in the sun (not that it takes hours anymore to experience very real and lasting damage).
The sun is toxic to the skin even in small doses or a matter of minutes. When you use sunless tanning skin products you are reducing your need or compulsion to spend a great amount of time exposing your skin, deliberately, to the sun. The benefits of this are that you are not creating countless free radicals that will damage your skin and cause age spots, sun spots, and wrinkles along the way. Aging as a result of sun damage is reversible but prevention will always be the cure of choice when it comes to aging for most women if given the option.
Reducing Risk for Skin Cancer
By minimizing your exposure to the sun, you are reducing your risk for developing skin cancer. The sun causes damage on a cellular level to your skin and this damage can lead to cancer in addition to countless other bad health consequences. Of course, this only helps if you supplement your sunless tanning efforts by minimizing your exposure to the sun. If you do go out into the sun make sure that no exposed skin is without sunscreen. Common areas for skin cancer development are the ears, forearms, hands, and face.
The damage the sun can do to your skin and your health is monumental. Preventing the damage before it becomes a problem is the best course of action and one that should be taken seriously. Using sunless tanning skin products is one small step in the right direction to avoid sun-related skin problems.