White spots from tanning can occur for a number of reasons. The four primary reasons which I’ll discuss here are pressure points from the positions in which you tan, side-effects of medications, skin fungal infections, and genetics-related or overexposure-related skin pigmentation conditions.
One of the most common and thankfully least dangerous causes of white spots from tanning are pressure points. People relate tanning to relaxing and thus remaining still. So inevitably, their bodies will rest on pressure points where their circulation will be reduced. Locations such your hip bones and shoulder blades tend to develop these sorts of white spots from tanning most often. I suggest rotating and moving more during your tanning. Of course, this is precisely the kind of problem you wouldn’t have if you chose to sunless spray tan rather than baking yourself in the sun or a tanning bed. Continue reading
If you notice discolored blotches appearing as pink, tan or white spots on your skin — specifically white spots from tanning — it could be from a skin condition known as tinea versicolor. Avoid tanning because this could make it worse instead use sunless tanning products if you want a summer glow, but avoid products that are oily.
Tinea versicolor is a fungal infection of the skin, also sometimes known as pityriasis versicolor. This fungus has an impact on normal pigmentation of the skin, which is why it commonly causes white patches after tanning or spending time in the sun. Continue reading
Thanks to all of the advances in skin care there are now a number of healthy ways to get a tan without the risks associated with exposure to harmful UV rays. Sunless tanning products, including sunless spray tans and tanning lotions, have improved a great deal since they were first introduced. Now you don’t have to settle for that orange tone if you want to keep your skin healthy by using sunless tanning.
Some of the current sunless tanning products are even good for your skin because they use antioxidants in their formulas. Not to mention using sunless tanning lotions instead of tanning in the sun or in tanning beds will reduce your risk of developing premature wrinkles and more importantly.
Learn more about the different ways to achieve a safe but beautiful sunless tan. Continue reading
In recent conversations with my girlfriends, the topic of white spots from tanning keeps arising. I don’t know if it’s because our age is finally revealing the damage we did to our skin in our reckless youth or if there is just a greater natural awareness for such conditions these days. But either way, the topic seems to be somewhat hot among people who enjoy tanning. Continue reading
Welcome to the debut post of my new skin care website & blog, Sunset Sunless Tanning! Sunset Sunless Tanning is here to teach you how to gain a warm glow without gambling your health away. I’ll discuss the dangers of … Continue reading