Advertisement

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.

Continue Learning about Sun Care

What are sunscreens?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
Sunscreens are topical agents used to protect the skin from sunburn. Sunscreens may also help pr...
More Answers
Should I tell my doctor I am using sunscreens?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
If you have a skin condition or any other condition that is affected by exposure to sunlight, ta...
More Answers
How should I protect my skin from the sun?
Dr. Mehmet Oz, MDDr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Too much sun exposure can be detrimental to skin health and appearance. In this video, Dr. Oz gi...
More Answers
What should I avoid while using sunscreens?
Stacy Wiegman, PharmDStacy Wiegman, PharmD
When using sunscreens, avoid getting the product in your mouth, nose, or eyes. Seek emergency me...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.