Debunking the Most Common Tanning Myths

There Are Many Misconceptions About Tanning
It wasn’t so long ago that getting a tanned skin during summer became an accessory. When this tanning business boomed ad both young and old wanted to get a tan, a lot of skin myths have emerged as well. Well, since it’s that time of the year again, it is but proper for us to discuss these tanning myths before you decide to drop by the tanning salon.

TANNING MYTH # 1 – Darker Skin Does Not Get Sunburned

Who invented that? Hilarious! One of the most preposterous theories invented regarding the tan. Every skin type and color do get sunburned even the darker skin tones. So regardless of skin tone and skin color, every person needs to put sunscreen on their skin. The SPF may vary for darker skin tones but nevertheless, protection is needed.

TANNING MYTH # 2 – The Sun and Its Rays Will Give Hair Shine

False. On the contrary, too much sun exposure will dry out the hair, make it brittle, and coarse. And the shine? The shine of the hair will disappear together with the hair’s moisture. Over drying your hair, burning it, and damaging your hair will give you the opposite result. Your hair will become dull looking.

TANNING MYTH # 3 – Tanning Kills Pimples

That is absolutely not true. When your skin becomes tan in color, the redness of your pimples become hidden in color. But the pimples remain there and tanning does not kill them. Drying out the pimples may seem the right way to do it and tanning your skin seems like a good idea to fry out the skin, but does it help? No it does not. When you overexpose your skin to the sun, it does dry out but not the pimples. The skin compensates the dryness by becoming greasier making pimples come back even harder.

TANNING MYTH # 4 – There No Such Thing as SPF Protection

SPF protection brought by different sunscreen lotions were designed specifically to protect the skin from the harsh UV rays of the sun. SPFs 30, 40, 50 and even higher will definitely help to protect the skin. You don’t have to be a genius to realize that sunscreens are good for the skin, all you have to do is to try them out and see the difference for yourself.


Summer and the sun are somewhat addictive. A lot of teens spend hours and hours out in the beach not minding how their skin could become damaged. Here are ways on how to prevent sun damage:
  • Argan Oil – an unconventional solution, argan oil not only keeps the skin moisturized but it also helps prevent sun damage. A few drops of this oil massaged to the skin will give the skin an added layer of protection from the scorching sun. You’ll still enjoy summer and the beach while keeping your skin protected.
  • Water – hydrating and drinking lots of H2O will prevent early skin wrinkles and damage. Drink at least 8 glasses of water each day and add some more during summer time.
Tanning your skin may look and sound like a good idea. But with these debunked myths, you might want to think twice.