The Key Information Of Suntan Lotion

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By Haywood Hunter


Suntan lotion products can refer to sunscreen or indoor tanning lotion. Though these two products are used for alternative purposes. Sunscreen, also known as sunblock, is used to protect skin from UV radiation. On the other hand, tanning creams are used to aid in the process of tanning.


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Some common ingredients found in indoor tanning lotions include melanin and L-Tyrosine. These products may also include ingredients such as green tea extract, copper and various oils. Some include special ingredients that help moisturize or bronze skin. As their name suggest, these products for tanning are not made for outdoor use, as they offer no protection against the sun.

These products work in one of two ways: increasing amount of blood circulation to skin or adding to the production of melanin. Both increase the melanin in the top layers of the skin. Lotions should be used with a tanning booth or bed, which give off ultraviolet rays, but not outdoors.



Sunblock is used while outdoors. It has a formula that may absorb or reflect UV rays produced by the sun. The product is available in may forms, such as spray, cream and gel. Sunscreen may also serve as a preventative to sunburn, a common effect of sun exposure.

Generally sunscreen can be categorized as physical or chemical. Most products include inorganic or organic particulates, or chemical compounds. Physical sunblocks are made to reflect sunlight. Chemical sunblocks are made for UV ray absorption. Because this product can prevent sunburn and skin cancer caused by sun exposure, it is suggested that individuals with all skin types use some form of this product.

Suntan lotion may describe two different types of products: indoor tanning creams and sunscreen. The products, though different in their purpose, are topical substances applied to skin. Sunscreen is made to block skin from powerful radiation. Tanning cream is can help with tanning processes and may include moisturizing and bronzing features.




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