Sunscreens & Self Tanners

Sunscreen on back under normal and UV. Sunscreen on back under normal and UV light Synonyms Sun screen, sunblock, sunburn cream, sun cream, block out. Sunscreen, also known as sunblock and suntan lotion, is a lotion, spray, gel or other topical product that absorbs or reflects some of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) radiation and thus helps protect against sunburn. Diligent use of sunscreen can also slow or temporarily prevent the development of wrinkles, moles and sagging skin. Depending on the mode of action, sunscreens can be classified into physical sunscreens (i.e., those that reflect the sunlight) or chemical sunscreens.

Still trying to get away with not wearing sunscreen all year long? It’s time to break old habits. Especially since sunscreen isn’t what it used to be (chalky, thick, gross-feeling)! Thanks to all the recent innovation in sun protection, complaints like inconvenience and unflattering residue are no longer excuses. These sunscreens are so good you’ll forget you’re wearing any. Scroll through to find the perfect product for any of your sun protection needs.

Sunless tanning, also known as UV filled tanning, self tanning, spray tanning (when applied topically), or fake tanning, refers to the application of chemicals to the skin to produce an effect similar in appearance to a suntan. The popularity of sunless tanning has risen since the 1960s after health authorities confirmed links between UV exposure (from sunlight or tanning beds) and the incidence of skin cancer. Since sunscreen absorbs ultraviolet light and prevents it from reaching the skin, it will prevent tanning. It has been reported that sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 8 based on the UVB spectrum can decrease vitamin D synthetic capacity by 95 percent, whereas sunscreen with an SPF of 15 can reduce synthetic capacity by 98 percent.

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