Look at how much better he looks like with a tan
There is a little secret known in the bodybuilding world and community, that most ordinary people have never heard of. That secret is tanning. A good tan on a bodybuilder will keep them from getting washed out from underneath the bright stage lights, and a good tan will make them appear more muscular and more defined. Tanning can either be achieved by tanning outside, using a tan parlor or by using artificial tan dyes, skin dyes or bronzers.
Why Does The Skin Get Tanned?:
Ones skin gets tanned due to the skin being exposed to ultraviolet radiation. When ones skin gets exposed to ultraviolet radiation, the melanin, which is the skins pigment, gets darker. A good point to remember is the darker the skin the better it protects the body from ultraviolet radiation, however always remember that even the darkest skin can get burned!
How To Tan:
Most people do not have a clue on how to tan, they just sit outside for a very long time and eventually get burnt even if they used sunscreen. Not to mention the damage done to their skin. It is best to tan in stages, twenty to thirty minutes during each session!
A good tanning regiment should look something like this:
Tuesday—- twenty to thirty minutes a day
Thursday—- twenty to thirty minutes a day
Saturday—- twenty to thirty minutes a day
Is Tanning Safe?:
One may be wondering if tanning is safe or healthy, the answer to that is it depends on what kind of a tan you get. For example getting a tan from the sun is unhealthy and exposure to the sun is known to cause wrinkles, skin cancer and it will give ones skin a leathery look. Using a tanning parlor is also unsafe and requires the proper safety equipment, however using tan dyes, skin dyes or bronzers is the most safest and most secure route for getting a good tan. However if one tans in moderation, while using the proper safety equipment, such as sunscreen, then the cons of tanning should be at a minimal stand point.
For the average person that has built a good base of muscle mass and size from weightlifting should get a tan. This will help improve their physique, they will get more defined and will look more muscular. However one should remember that doing this excessively is unsafe, that is why I personally recommend using artificial tans, such as tan dyes, skin dyes and bronzers.
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