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Monday, March 21, 2011

Answering a Reader Question #123

Bobbi-Jean Wrote:

Hi its me again, Bobbi-Jean! I was told that if you tan outisde by the pool or something that the UV rays can make it look like you age faster! Is this a myth or is it true? 

Hey, Bobbi-Jean! I'm so glad you asked this question because that is totally 100% TRUE! I'm also a beauty/skin care and fitness writer so I definitely know all about this topic. UV rays penetrate deeply into the skin's layers, where they do damage to healthy skin cells. People that tan for years, starting when they are in their teens, will end up aging pretty badly because of the excessive amounts of UV rays they have exposed themselves to. It leads to premature aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, skin that looks "leathery" in appearance and even age spots. However, if you wear sunscreen or sun block and regularly reapply as needed, you can still be out in the sun without worrying about UV damage.

Although the signs of this type of skin damage usually don't show up for a few years, it still means you won't age well and in modeling that definitely isn't a good thing! The more UV rays you expose yourself to, the earlier the signs of aging will appear on your complexion. If you have to tan, stick to fake bake products...they'll get you the color you want without any of the risk that comes with tanning the old fashioned way. Tanning beds aren't any better, either, so in general it's just best to stay away from them, especially if you want to have healthy skin in the long term...and who doesn't want that?


Bobbi-Jean said...

Thank you sooo much! When I become famous one day, I will always remember you advice! =)

Anonymous said...

Hey Dania! You mentioned that you write about skin care, I was wondering if you had any tips for getting rid of under-eye circles? Thanks!

Dania Denise said...

Hi, Anonymous! You'll find the answer to your question in its own post, titled "Answering a Reader Question #124." Thanks for reading!

Bobbi-Jean: you are so welcome and I wish you the best of luck!!!