Argan Oil & Natural Oils for Tanning
Argan Oil can be combined with other pure oils to create natural tanning serums.
These serums can help to develop a longer lasting, deeper tan, quicker and with less sun exposure.
Use pure oil tanning serums to leave skin feeling smoother and less dry after sun exposure.
Benefits of using Argan and Tanning Oils
Aside from tanning, applying pure Argan Oil or Cactus Seed Oil as an overnight treatment to counteract sun exposure. has many benefits. It will help calm inflammation, heal scars, maintain hydration and support skin renewal to keep feeling smooth.
#1 Argan Oil
The UV in sunlight causes free-radical damage ( oxidative stress ) which affects the natural regeneration and health of skin cells. Oxidative stress is also one of the main causes of skin cancer.
The best way to fight this is by using natural anti-oxidants. These can be taken in the diet or applied topically.
One of the most powerful anti-oxidants is Tocopherols – or Vitamin – and Argan Oil is one of the richest natural oil sources of Tocopherols with Vitamin E making up over 60%.
So one key to slowing aging of the skin and reduce the risk of cancer is to ensure a good supply of anti-oxidants.
Argan Oil is also rich in flavinoids. These compounds inhibit the pro-inflammatory activity of enzymes connected to free radical production. They should be taken in high levels in foods but can also be successfully applied topically. 
#2 Tropical Coconut Oil
Hawaii coconut oil is the deep-tan oil of choice. Besides giving a deeper tan organic coconut oil nourishes the skin thanks with fatty acids like Capric Acid, Caprylic Acid, Lauric Acid. Coconut Oil also has anti microbial and anti fungal properties to guard skin against infections.
Stable saturated fats in coconut oil reduce loss of moisture from skin while sun-bathing by forming a protective layer. Its nutrients activate the melanin below the skin to develop a richer, deeper tan in a shorter time.
#3 Hydration with Jojoba Oil
The properties of jojoba oil are akin to that of your skin’s natural oil. It is rich in myristic acid that not only repairs but keeps your skin naturally hydrated and is anti-inflammatory.
Jojoba oil is similar in make up to human sebum making it a great natural moisturiser with a healing and anti-inflammatory action.
#4 Fight Micro-Burn UV Damage
This polynesian nut oil has a traditional reputation for use against sun burn. Studies found this oil to have a wound healing activity with particular benefits to burns.
Hawaiians use long known of the benefits of this oil for treating burns, skin irritations and healing wounds and in hospitals in Hawaii it is also used to treat radiation burns caused by cancer therapies.
How to Take Care of Your Skin in the Sun
Skin Aging & Tanning
The sun is perhaps the single greatest cause of premature ageing of the skin and hair. Increasing levels of natural UV radiation, combined with the desire to have a tropical sun-tan, mean that we are prematurely ageing our skin at an ever faster rate.
Why Do We Tan?
To protect your skin from sun damage your body tans.
Tanning is a darkening of the skin caused by a skin pigment called melanin. The darker melanin helps to protect from UV damage by reducing UV penetration into your skin. This darkening process and melanin formation is stimulated by the UV radiation from the sun.
High Risks of Skin Cancer
The single greatest cause of skin cancer is sun burn. The map of the right shows the highest occurrence of skin cancer by country.
The highest rates of Melanomas occur in non-indigenous white skinned races in countries such as New Zealand and Australia.
Sun burn has long lasting effects and over 5 sun burn events in a lifetime drastically increase your chance of getting skin cancer.
This is why it is particularly important to protect children against sun-burn.
Diet and Skin Cancer
The hotter countries of Europe are also a high risk for sun cance. However countries such as Spain or Greece have the lowest skin cancer rates. It is thought that this may be due to the Mediterranean diet which is high in fish, fresh fruits, Olive Oils and lower in red meat.
By contrast high risk cancer countries such as, USA, Australia and New Zealand have a cuisines which features a lot of red meats and dairy.
Sun Screens – Good or Bad
Sunscreen, sunblock, sun cream, suntan lotions are lotions and creams to reduce the amount of harmful UVA and UVB radiation that reaches your skin. However despite decades of education about sun-screen use skin cancer rates continue to rise dramatically.
Some early sun block creams only blocked UVB rays but blocking which confused the body’s natural defence mechanisms and allowed harmful UVA to cause serious damage. Modern sun screens should all offer UVA AND UVB protection. There may also be cause for concern about the ingredients of commercial sun-screens.
Research released by the Environmental Working Group, a Washington-based non profit organisation, claims that many sunscreen products may actually increase the speed at which cancer cells can form.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration studied “Retinyl palmitate for photo-toxicity and photo-carcinogenicity testing but say there isn’t enough evidence to suggest these chemicals may be harmful.
In Canada, health authorities are now concerned that such additives may increase sun sensitivity and are proposing that sunscreens with retinyl palmitate carry a warning.
Other common ingredients, Para-aminobenzoic acid or benzophenones, are reported to cause skin irritations and allergies and are suspected of increasing free radical production in sunlight which attack skin cells accelerating the ageing of the skin. 
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