There'a No Such Thing As a SAFE tan!

May 21, 2019 - By Dr. Martin Kassir

During the warm weather months, people love the appearance of a golden, sun-kissed skin. Many know the risks and dangers of prolonged, cumulative sun exposure, but see the occasional “tan” or “sunburn” as harmless.

Newsflash: THERE’S NO SUCH THING AS A SAFE TAN!

Fortunately, if you like the appearance of tanned skinned without the risks associated with sun exposure, consider applying self-action tanner instead! In the shower, use a washcloth to gently exfoliate the skin. Removing excess dead skin helps the tanning lotion go on smoother and more evenly. Dry your skin thoroughly prior to applying tanning lotion, then apply the lotion in sections using a circular motion. When finished, thoroughly wash your hands. Wait at least 10 minutes before getting dressed so you don’t get any lotion on your clothing. Lastly, ALWAYS use sun protection, even on cloudy days!

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