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What tanning lotions should I avoid?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

Some lotions and creams contain oils that increase your skin's ability to absorb UV rays, speeding up the tanning process. But this is dangerous, and you should be protecting your skin from the sun's UV rays, not over-exposing it. Look on the label for a sun protection factor, or SPF, of 15 or higher.

Use a sunscreen and wear protective clothing to safeguard your skin from the sun's harmful rays.

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