When it comes to safe tanning, there seems to be a major block in the truth about sunscreen. While it’s great to get out and enjoy the summer sun, there are some major misconceptions about sunscreen and sun safety.
Don’t get us wrong – we’re not saying you shouldn’t wear sunscreen; it’s quite the opposite, actually. However, knowing more about it and how to properly use it can save you a world of pain (and possible health complications), so be sure to apply these 15 truths about sunscreen…
A Base Tan is Not Adequate Sun Protection
You often hear from friends and family going on a tropical vacation that they’re working on their “base tan,” and that somehow they’ll be invincible to the sun after they achieve this.
There is no safe tan. Tanning or worse yet, burning, is a sign of skin damage. Getting that “base tan” not only gives people false sense of security that they are protected from sun damage. When they get more sun exposure, it only worsens the sun damage and significantly increases the risk of skin cancer.