Camouflage Your Skin ImperfectionsFor long-lasting results, prep your skin by exfoliating and afterwards use lock in moisture with a product such as Dermarest Eczema lotion , which contains 1 percent hydrocortisone and a unique combination of natural extracts and essential oils to soften and soothe dry skin.
If you have one of these conditions, I recommend that you avoid alcohol-based products. Buy brands with emollients or humectants; this will give your skin added softness and moisture. Oily skin may find that gel or alcohol-based products work better. Luxury brands often have added ingredients such as vitamins, minerals, herbal extracts, antioxidants and alpha-hydroxy acids, which can make a spray tan a skin treatment. Educate yourself and know what you are putting on your skin. Many luxury labels use higher levels of DHA and have to be reapplied less frequently. Organic and vegan tanning products are also available.
Always remember: Just because your skin is tan doesn't mean you're protected from harmful
UV exposure: why do we ignore the health risks?
However, UVA has a long wavelength and accounts for 95% of solar UV radiation that reaches the earth's surface, while UVB - with a middle-range wavelength - accounts for the remainder. Tanning beds and tanning lamps primarily emit UVA radiation, sometimes at doses up to 12 times higher than that of the sun.
Both UVA and UVB radiation can damage the skin by penetrating its layers and destroying cellular DNA. UVA radiation tends to penetrate deeper layers of skin, known as the dermis, aging the skin cells and causing wrinkles. UVB radiation is the main cause of skin reddening or sunburn , as it damages the outer layers of the skin, known as the epidermis.
Excessive UV exposure can cause genetic mutations that can lead to the development of skin cancer. The browning of the skin, or a tan, is the skin's way of trying to stop further DNA damage from occurring.
Of course, it is not only the skin that can be subject to damage from UV radiation. Bright sunlight can penetrate the eye's surfaces tissues, as well as the cornea and the lens.