Tanning provides greater protection from the sun
Allowing the skin to become gradually accustomed to the sun’s ultraviolet rays creates effective natural protection from sunlight
"Tanning outdoors or in a solarium therefore provides greater protection from the sun by activating the skin's own protection against UV rays. Brand recommends that "the three to four weeks running up to a beach holiday should be used to build up the light callous layer and increase melanin production". He warns that: "Sudden overexposure to UV radiation without preparation can cause sunburn and increases the risk of developing skin cancer."
Uli Osterwalder and Bernd Herzog: "The long way towards the ideal sunscreen", in: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, first published on the web 1st March 2010
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