Tanning is a popular way to protect skin from the sun and boost your skin’s glow.
The most popular products in the sun industry, including sun tanning masks, are made of mineral oil.
But some experts say they don’t need mineral oil to be effective.
Sun-loving bacteria and skin cells are so sensitive to sun damage, they only produce a small amount of sunscreen to protect against UV rays.
And the oil itself can damage skin.
Sun-damaged skin can also get worse in the future, said Dr. Roberta Smith, an associate professor of dermatology and skin care at the University of California, San Francisco.
Sun tanning is not recommended for all people.
Sun protection is only effective for people with skin that is naturally sun sensitive.
Sun exposure increases the chances of sun-damaging diseases like eczema and psoriasis, and can cause damage to the skin’s natural oil production and reduce the amount of oil in the skin.
The sun’s rays also can damage the skin, so sun protection should be limited to when needed, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.
In general, sun protection doesn’t need to be expensive.
Some people pay about $25 for a full-size tanning mask, and $20 for a half-size mask.
The American Academy recommends that people who want to keep their skin clear should avoid products that are not UV-protective, or that don’t contain sun protection.