Don't get burned by the unpredictable
When the sun is shining, getting a tan directly from the source seems like a great way to get the most out of the sunshine. However, there are numerous uncontrollable factors to consider when tanning outdoors that can increase your risk of overexposure.
When tanning outdoors, these factors can put your skin at risk:
- Time of year and day
- Cloud coverage
- Reflective surfaces
- Exposure to UVC rays due to ozone depletion
Ideally 10-20 minutes of unprotected exposure depending on your skin type will allow for vitamin D production to take place. Then, we strongly advise applying sunscreen when heading outdoors. While sunscreen does inhibit vitamin D production, overexposure to the sun can cause much more serious health problems. Precautions should always be taken to avoid the risk of sunburn!
Fabutan is the smart alternative
Fabutan gives you the ability to tan in a controlled environment where your skin is our top priority. You will be able to build your tan gradually, while developing the pigmentation that increases your natural SPF and getting the vitamin D your body needs to stay healthy.
If you are going on a tropical vacation, check out our pre-vacation checklist. Or, if you are heading outdoors to soak up some sun, prepare yourself by reviewing our information on the ozone layer.