Many consider baby oil the best option to get a quick tan, and although, it might render “faster results”, you should steer clear of it to keep your skin healthy.
Baby Oil Is Not for Tanning
These days, everything is supposed to be quick. We’re always in a rush to get places, to buy products, to get results but not everything is supposed to be rushed. But a lot of times, the best things come with time.
Using baby oil is one of those old-school tanning practices and one of the reasons people still do it is because it can “accelerate” your tanning results. However, this is not necessarily a good thing. Skin is a very delicate organ and using baby oil can damage it. Regardless of whether you plan to use it out in the sun, or in a sun bed, this practice is not recommended.
So, what’s the problem? Baby oil has no SPF protection, which is essential if you want to keep your skin safe from UV rays. Some people might think they could just apply some sunscreen first and then the baby oil on top, but doing so will only kill the effect of the SPF cream. So you might, as well, never put in on in the first place. You also might be tempted to use baby oil to tan in the early hours of the morning, when the sun is not as harsh. However, just because the sun feels softer on your skin during the morning, it doesn’t mean there are no UVA or UVB rays filtering through that can harm your skin.
Get Yourself Good-Quality Self-Tanning Products
There’s a common misconception that never-ending hours of sunlight will make your skin look younger. However, overexposure to the sun, in addition to using unsuitable products, like baby oil, can actually end up making your skin age. A great alternative is using self-tanning products. At Veranda Sun in Colorado, you will find one of the best sunless tanning products out there. Bondi Sands products will give you an amazing tan and you can choose how dark you want your skin to be. We also offer spray tanning services using the Bondi Sands solution, which is fast-drying, infused with a fresh coconut scent and enriched with aloe vera.
Pamper your skin with great products that will give you a great tan. Give us a call to make an appointment or stop by to get your favorite sunless tanning products.