Getting A Base Tan?
Getting a baseline tan before you go on vacation does not offer the sun protection you may think. In fact it probably will lead to a false sense of security and lead to longer exposure time. A baseline tan grants the average Caucasian skin a built-in SPF of about 2-4. You may not sunburn as rapidly but the sun’s “aging rays” are still wrecking havoc on your skin. Bottom line: It is an aesthetic decision; don’t try to justify it medically.