Do Self Tanners Protect You From the Sun Video

We've all probably come to the conclusion that after we've developed a "base tan" we feel less sunburnt from any future sun exposure. That makes some sense because tanned skin does filter some damaging ultraviolet sunlight. But does an artificial ...
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Dr. Neal Schultz: Hello, I'm Dr. Neal Schultz, and welcome to the DermTV. Self tanners are becoming more popular, so more, more people are asking, does a self tanner give me the same small protection from the sun that a natural tan does, and the answer is, it doesn't. One of the reasons self tanners are becoming more popular, is they're easier to use, they're working better, and the colors are more natural. But, again the color you get from a self tanner doesn't give you any protection from the sun, so please make sure you're using a sunscreen every day with an SPF between 15 and 30, and that will prevent sun damage. Please join me again at DermTV.com. If you have a question, please send it to me by visiting dermtv.com/question. I'm Dr. Neal Schultz and thank you for watching today.

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