Hoping that artificial tanning will make them look more fit and healthy, people get to ridiculous measures sometimes. Once sunless sprays were quite popular, and pale people were sometimes seen with patches of their skin unevenly sprayed with self-tanners. Today there is no need in such dilettante tricks as people can simply lie under the tanning lamps to get a swarthy skin. Nevertheless, not all skin types can accept such an exposure positively.
Prolonged exposure to the sun has the direct risk of damaging one’s skin. Tan is the reaction of the body that tries to accept fewer sun rays producing the brown pigment melanin. Dark-skinned and swarthy by nature people can accept more sunlight without damaging their skin, which does not refer to pale people. The latter are more prone to premature aging or getting skin cancer due to the change sun rays cause inside skin cells. That is why fair-skinned people who overuse natural or artificial tan often have flabby or worn-out skin that does not look glowing in any way.
Skin cancer is the main disease linked to sun rays. Being the largest organ of our body, skin perceives everything we apply to it, including the sun, and reacts to the damage respectively. Every doctor would advise their patients with pale skin to cover it with clothing in summer when the radiation is excessive. There are also plenty of sunscreens that allow us to protect skin while bathing. They also work well and protect skin effectively when applied correctly.