Beautify Yourself Through Natural Tanning

Among the various beautifying recipes, tanning holds a place of prominence. Tanning can be achieved in two ways—naturally and through cosmetic means. Although cosmetic tanning is gaining popularity in the modern era, sun tanning has not lost its entire ground. You can still see people thronging the beaches with a hope to acquire a natural tan.

Tanning denotes the change in the color of the skin as a consequence of prolonged contact with sunlight. This is entirely a scientific phenomenon. Our skin is basically a multi-layered structure the outermost stratum of which is known as the epidermis. The epidermis is also divided in layers. While cosmetic tanning affects the outermost part, sun tanning manifests itself in the inner strata of the epidermis. As a consequence, sun tanning lasts longer than artificial tanning.

If at times you wonder about the scientific procedure involved in tanning, here is the answer for you. Exposure to sun excites melanin, the pigment responsible for our skin color. The ultraviolet rays in the sun (UVA and UVB) spark off the process of secretion of this specific pigment. And your skin changes hues depending on the time of exposure. If you spend more time than is required for you, the tan will be darker and more permanent.

Sun tanning has both benefits and health hazards associated with it. It may cause your skin to crack and eventually break. Such a situation has the potential to further degenerate into various forms of skin cancer. Among the advantages, the most salient one is that the contact with sunlight supplies many essential elements to your skin. Also, it facilitates the secretion of endorphin which imparts a feel-good factor to your being.

If you have the requisite time in your hands, go treat yourself to a sunbath on the beaches. It will help you attain a nice tan without coughing up large sums in salons.