Although sun and tanning is not very popular in India owing to its
generally hot conditions. Yet in the winters and early in autumn and springs
this does give many physical advantages. There is no doubt that if the heat
he tolerable. a tan makes a feel and look good. While dermatologists warn of
the dangers of sunbathing, there is also a bright side to the sun. the sun's
rays enhance our feeling of well-being, as we feel relaxed and revitalized.
They help our bodies to synthesize vitamin D which improves the absorption
There is also evidence that a full spectrum of light, we receive from the
sun, reaches the brain via the eyes, stimulating the production of hormones,
making up feel more energetic and help us improving our mood.
Best skin tan and sunless
Today's sunless tanning
products produce much more realistic results. Tanning pills, sunless-tanning
or self-tanning lotions and sprays, and cosmetic bronzers are available to
impart a subtle bronze glow or a deep, dark tan. Bronzers yield immediate
results, although some sunless tanning products require 45 minutes to an
hour before taking effect.
Different types of
sunless tanning products
Bronzers - Cosmetic bronzers powders and moisturizers, once
applied, create a tan that can easily be removed with soap and water.
Tanning Lotions and Sprays - Perhaps the most effective
sunless tanning products are lotions and sprays containing dihydroxyacetone
(DHA) as the active ingredient.
Tanning Pills - Tanning pills typically contain the pigment
canthaxanthin. Although the FDA has approved the use of canthaxanthin as a
color additive in food, it has not approved its use as a tanning agent.
Tanning Accelerators - Most tanning accelerators are
lotions or pills that contain the amino acid tyrosine.