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There are many products available for tanning. There are tanning lotions, which add moisturizer to the skin and sunscreen with SPF and sun block to keep off UV rays altogether.
Some products are mixed. Tanning lotions sometimes contain sunscreen. You can tell as anything with an SPF number, a sun protection factor is considered a sunscreen. You generally wear the product before you tan to prevent sunburn. You can still tan with sunscreen. In fact, there are specific tanning lotions with sunscreen used for either indoor or outdoor tanning. Don't mix the two. Ask a professional at a tanning salon if you are unsure which product you need.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|