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deliberate tanningDeliberate tanning, or to some this is called pre-tanning, is getting a tan before sunbathing. This is usually done by those who have a pale skin tone since you don’t want to bake yourself alive when trying to sunbathe.

Normally, pre-tanning is done through indoor tanning. Tanning beds have a controlled amount of radiation and can be done in a few minutes. While tanning beforehand can be really good for those with pale skin, it’s actually not a good practice. Indoor tanning cooks the outermost layer of skin cells. Damaged skin cells cannot protect you from the sun’s harm since they’ve already been damaged by indoor tanning. In order to avoid burning yourself under the sun, you’ll want to lather a good amount of sunscreen on. Sunscreen is your initial defense against the sun’s harmful rays.

Tanning your skin via indoor tanning already damaged your skin thus exposing it to more UV radiation can lead to even more harm. It would be a good idea to avoid deliberate tanning. While the concept of tanning your skin immediately, especially if you have fair skin, can be daunting. Try to give yourself some breaks and cool off when you have the time to avoid taxing your body under all the heat.

The best thing to do gradually let yourself get your tan through sunbathing. A good practice would be to set your time on when you should tan in the middle of the day. Another concern would be how long you’re going to tan. It’s best to let yourself do some sunbathing a good two or three hours.  If you want to get your tan faster, you can make use of tanning oils. Tanning oils can help expedite the chances of getting your tan. With the aid of tanning oils, you can also lessen the time you are under the sun thus lessening the harm that it can do to you.

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