They tell us not to spend too much time in the sun or we’ll risk getting skin cancer, but they also tell us we’re not getting enough UV exposure and are growing increasingly Vitamin D deficient. Finding a happy medium when it comes to UV exposure can be a tough gig, so we’ve consulted the experts to find out precisely how much time we should be spending in the sun this summer.
We all know that too long spent unprotected in the sun can cause significant skin damage and increase our risk of skin cancer. So what exactly are the benefits of spending time in the sun?
Our body absorbs Vitamin D via UVB rays, and Vitamin D is essential for bone development and maintaining musculoskeletal health. While we can obtain Vitamin D from dietary sources, these sources only contribute between 5 and 10% of our recommended Vitamin D requirements.
According to the National Cancer Council, Australians will absorb adequate Vitamin D during typical day to day outdoor activities- just a few minutes of UV exposure to the hands or arms on most days is enough! It’s also recommended that Australians use a combination of sun protection such as sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses if they’re going to be outdoors for more than a few minutes during summer, as Australia’s UV index is over 3 during these months.
In the cooler months, it’s recommended that Australians spend some time outdoors in the middle of the day without protection, when the UV Index is at its highest. A walk at lunchtime, or some time spent outdoors, are perfect examples of safe winter activities!
As travellers and sun lovers, we know the unbeatable look and feeling of a great sun tan. We also know the importance of taking a balanced approach to UV exposure to maximise benefit and minimise risk, which is why we created Melanoboost®.
Melanoboost’s revolutionary peptide technology is designed to boost the body’s natural melanin production prior to UV exposure to optimise tanning results. When melanin levels are boosted, only minimal UV exposure is required to tan effectively.
Minimum sun - Maximum tan!
A frequently asked question from our sun tan lovers in the United States is 'can I use my Melanoboost® products in a tanning bed?'
The short answer is yes, you can.
The process starts before your visit to the salon. Apply your Melanoboost for a few days leading up to UV exposure to boost melanin levels. This is designed to prepare the skin for sun exposure and set it up for accelerated sun tanning. This step is key for the deepest, darkest tan in the shortest time.
The first thing you will notice when looking at the Melanoboost product range is the three vibrant coloured bottles of YELLOW, CORAL, and BLUE.
Before we talk about the differences between Melanoboost’s three products, it’s important to understand what is the same. PEPTIDES are the fundamental element that powers the entire Melanoboost product range beyond the capabilities of any other sun tan lotion, oil or cream.
NOW let’s take a look at the differences between the three Melanoboost products.
Melanoboost Peptide Sun Tanning Lotion - MAX BOOST your tan.
PRE TAN, SUN TAN, AFTER TAN = MAX BOOST
With all the amazing qualities of our original Peptide Sun Tanning Oil, but in a light, hydrating lotion, our new ‘BLUE’ Peptide Sun Tanning Lotion effortlessly transitions from pre-tan melanin booster, to sun tan accelerator, to after sun moisturiser.