UV index or ultraviolet index can be described as an international measurement standard of the ultraviolet radiation at a particular time and place. The UV Index offers forecasts on a daily basis of the expected risks of being overexposed to the sun. The index using a scale of 0 to 10+ predicts UV intensity levels with 0 stating a minimal risk of being overexposed and 10+ meaning a very high risk of being overexposed. The aim of the UV index is to enable people protect themselves effectively from UV radiation. To us it is an inciation for when and how to tan savely.
Though UV radiation has few health benefits when in moderation, on the other hand it can be quite dangerous and harmful when it is in excess which can cause problems such as sunburn. This is why public health organizations recommend that people who spend a lot of time outdoors protect themselves by putting sunscreen on their skin with T-Shirts as well as wearing sunglasses and hats when the UV Index is high.
UV INDEX VALUES AND CATEGORIES OF EXPOSURE
0-2: this is a minimal risk which means you can be protected sufficiently enough by wearing a hat
3-4: this is a low risk which means you can be protected wearing a hat along with putting on a sunscreen with SPF 15
5-6: this is a moderate risk and you will have to step up your level of protection wearing a hat along with putting on a sunscreen with SPF 15 as well as staying in place cover and shade is available
7-9: this is high risk and to ensure you well protected you will have to follow the steps above as well as staying indoors between the hours of 10am and 4pm
10+: this is very high and to ensure you well protected you will have to follow the steps above and if possible you should stay in doors
What the above illustration basically means is that between 0-4 you can sunburn in about an hour, between 4-7 you can sunburn in about 30 minutes and from 7-9 you can sunburn in 20 minutes while above 9 you can sunburn in less than 15 minutes.
TIPS FOR SUN SAFETY
Regularly apply a lot of sunscreen to the parts of your body that are exposed using at least SPF 20 as it provides protection from ultraviolet radiation. You can do this every two hours even days that are cloudy and after sweating or swimming. When needed seek a shade to get cover especially between the hours of 10am-4pm. Be careful when you are near water, sand or snow as the rays from the sun are reflected and intesify exposure to sunlight. A great way to know how much exposed you are to UV radiation is your shadow. When outdoors and your shadow is taller your risk is lower but if your shadow is shorter then you are exposed to high levels of UV radiation. Also check the UV index to insure you are tanning at a save time of the day.
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Many people aks themselves: Do I get tanned on cloudy days as well? There are a lot of people that believe that they can only get tanned or sunburned on sunny days but actually there is also the tendency for you to get tanned on cloudy days. While it is normally to associate a tan or sunburn with a hot sunny day, it is also possible for you get a tan and in fact serious sunburns during cloudy days and even during the months of winter because about 85% of the rays from the sun actually pass through the clouds, mist or fog.
UV radiation emitted from the sun is the main reason for the changes in the color of our skin. These changes lead to a tan occurring as well as a burn mainly due to overexposure to the sun.
The effects of clouds on UV radiation differ and depend on the types of clouds. Skies that are fully overcast usually lead to reductions to the UV radiation that reaches the earth’s surface and there are, also instances where broken or scattered clouds can reduce the level and amount of UV radiation. The little UV radiation that escapes through the clouds can cause an individual to get tanned and if not careful or properly checked can make the individual get sunburned. So yes, you do get tanned on cloudy days
Clouds normally reflect the incoming radiation in different directions due to them being scattered or broken which is why on cloudy days we can have certain areas actually receiving more sunlight than other areas.
If you intend spending time outside on a cloudy day, you have to be mindful of the type of clouds above you in the sky. Different types of clouds restrict or block UV radiation than others. For example, clouds that are grey in nature could allow about 30% of UV radiation to pass through to the earth surface. On the other hand, clouds that are full, soft and white in nature are quite worse because they allow about 85% of radiation to pass through to the earth surface. This makes it very essential for people to protect themselves when out on such days.
Generally people tend to change the way they behave when out on cloudy days. They protect themselves less from UV radiation and do not make use of sunscreen, because they believe they are less likely to get a tan or sunburn on such days. While UV radiation on cloudy day is less than on a clear day, staying under the clouds can still make you have a tan and get sunburn. Even a cloudy sky can still allow a substantial amount of UV radiation to pass through.
Tanning season is fast approaching, and with it comes many questions about the best ways for healthy burn free tanning. TanMeOn has put together a list of some useful tips and tricks to help answer some common questions about getting a radiant summer glow while minimizing the risk of skin damage and tan lines!
What time of day should I be in the sun to best promote healthy, burn-free tanning?
The obvious answer to what time of day is best for tanning is mid-day, when the sun is at its highest. Not only will going out between the hours of noon and 3:00p.m. allow a tanner to experience the maximum amount of sun a day has to offer, but it’s also the best time to take in all the free and healthy vitamin D, as well. However, with that much direct sun people, especially those with fair skin, are also at risk of sunburn. So, to avoid burning while also achieving a quick tan, be sure to choose a tanning lotion with SPF and reapply it regularly, try to limit sun exposure to about an hour at a time, and be aware that even on cloudy days a sunburn is a definite possibility!
Are there any locations where it is easier than others to tan quickly?
Taking a stroll on the beach can help promote quick tanning thanks to the reflective nature of the water and the sand, while the walking itself can be useful in maintaining an even, all-around tan. If you don’t live near a beach, don’t fret; similar results can be achieved by jogging on a concrete path, walking through a sandy park, or by simply using a light-colored or reflective tanning blanket or towel!
Are there any foods I can eat to help support tanning?
Studies done in the UK have shown that eating certain fruits and vegetables, mostly ones with orange or red coloring, or those high in beta-carotenes, can help increase that natural pigmentation in a person’s skin, allowing them to take on more summer coloring! Everyone knows that eating your fruits and veggies is good for you, but who knew it was good for your tan? However, it should be noted that consuming too much beta-carotene can have negative effects on one’s health as well. In order to fully take advantage of the tanning properties of your diet, researchers suggest eating extra quantities of:
- Sweet potatoes
- Olive Oil
Are there ways that I can tan through my clothing so that I can tan on the go?
TanMeOn tan through t-shirts can help you get a healthy looking suntan without the risk of tan lines or sunburn! Handmade in Germany, these shirts allow you to tan straight through your clothing while going about your day-to-day life. There are perfect of achieving a quick and healthy tan, even when you may not have time to lay out, or go to the beach.
In this article we want to give a brief overview on the question: How does sun tanning work?
Sun tanning, also known as tanning, can be described as the process where the color of the skin is darkened or tanned. In most cases it is due to the skin being exposed to ultraviolet radiation (UV) from sunlight.
Exposing the body moderately to sunlight encourages the production of vitamin D, which is essential for the body. Over exposure to the sunlight and ultraviolet rays can have negative effects such as sunburn.
So, how does the sun tanning work?
When the ultraviolet rays of the sun, known as UV-B, contact the Skin, it results in a process called Melogenesis. Melogenesis is an increase in the skin pigment called Melanin. Melanin is the brown pigment that leads to tanning, occurring as well as protecting the skin from burning. Once the skin is exposed to UV radiation it increases the production of melanin as way of protecting the skin from more damage.
Types of tanning
There are two types of tanning that occur once the skin is exposed to ultraviolet Radiation: Immediate Pigment Tanning and Delayed Pigment Tanning
Immediate Pigment tanning
How does sun tanning work if your Body is transforming to Brown rather fast? This type of tanning happens immediately because no new melanin granules are made as the skin redistributes the pigment already available in the skin. The tan occurs straight away and is pronounced and easily noticeable after just some hours. It is worth noting that this type of tan occurs from the skin being exposed to UV-B radiation from sunlight as well as UV-A radiation from artificial forms such as tanning beds and sprays.
Delayed pigment tanning
This type of tanning does not happen immediately and takes time to form. It only occurs from the skin being exposed to UV-B rays from the sun. The tan occurs because the skin tends to make more melanin pigment granules and spreads them across the living layer of the skin. As stated earlier, it does not occur immediately and starts showing after about three days of the skin being exposed and becomes pronounced and noticeable after about two weeks.
Does sun tanning affect people in the same way?
The tanning process does not affect people in the same way because the natural skin color of people has an effect on their reaction to being exposed to the sun. Darker skinned people tend to tan more deeply than people who are light skinned because they produce more melanin.
Please also check the UV-B index around you: UV index
The advantage of tan through t-shirts
Shirts are great for all kinds of outdoor activities and very useful for working in the scorching sun amidst the harsh weather conditions, dust, and pollution. They keep your body safe and protected from such conditions but there is a negative thing about them which has been causing a lot of distress to a lot of men and women which are the tan lines. Tan lines make your body appear patterned, unattractive and blotchy. Although a large number of people love sun tanning and prefer to tan themselves all over, such shirts or garments tans only the places that are exposed and nothing else. You wear a half sleeved shirt out in the sun and spend all day playing under it to come home with tan lines on your arms! Oh what a distressing moment for someone who hates it. Tan lines are so difficult and annoying to hide too. If you are a jogger who has been working out in the sun and coming home to see tan lines on your arms and lower neck, you are in for a surprise. TanMeOn brings the right choices of special sun tanning shirts for you that are not just good and easy to wear, but also lets you tan all over. Our shirts are made up of a special tan through fabric that would never let you down if you are outside playing in the sun, working out on you daily fitness regime or even working. Wherever you are and whatever you are doing, you will come home to a nicely tanned body all over, free of the repellent tan lines.
Our TanMeOn tan through shirts have been a blessing for joggers who have discovered it to give them the opportunity to tan through the shirt while running in the sun. Even if you are skating, playing basketball, tennis, golf, hiking or just going out on a picnic with the family, our shirts are just perfect for all occasions. They are soft, handmade and light while being handmade from tan through fabric that lets your covered body parts tan just like those exposed reducing the risks of tan lines. TanMeOn tan through shirts lets the sun rays pass through and making you brown or honey colored all over with no patches. This sun casual attire are perfect for all outdoor activities as they are trendy and available for all outdoor activities, whether cycling, golfing, tennis or just casual hangout for sun tanning. Now you can get the perfect tan through sportshirts as theses shirts are ideal for all those playing, working or enjoying out in the sun. Our users are highly pleased and happy to use these shirts as it results in great tan all over the body and they never have to come home, look into the mirror a patch work all over their body with a tanned neck and arms and white chest. Tan through shirts are undoubtedly ideal for all those who love sun tanning but despise tan lines.
The 10 best tanning tips to transform your body to a golden brown
The feeling of having beautiful, sun-kissed skin is something everyone wants. Sunshine can boost your mood, energy and immune system. Make sure you apply the 10 best tanning tips to be ready this summer.
1.Nutrition for great tanning results
Think carrots and plums. These carotenoid-rich foods have antioxidants which will help your skin recover faster in the sun and encourage a natural radiant glow. Olive oil and fish have Omega 3 which acts as a moisturizer and helps give skin it’s natural firmness, all year round. A healthy diet will lay the foundation for your tan, and reduce the ageing effect on your skin.
2.How do I achieve a long lasting tan?
Little and often is best. Nothing looks worse than being burnt red on holiday. So build a solid tan base first. If you are able to ‘top up’ your tan with small sessions, this will help greatly to keep your colour. Make sure to always put on sun-Screen before going out on a sunny day!
3.How much time should I spend in the sun?
Everyone’s skin reacts differently in the Sun. You should tan yourself dependent on your natural skin complexion and how much of a tan base you have already. To detect which skin type you are, please visit:
Also, the time you spend in the sun should always be dependent on the UV-Index. Please visit the
For the first tanning session, 30 minutes in the sun with factor 30 sunscreen is suitable for most People
To receive all information about a sun protection for a healthy suntan, please visit the World Health Organisation: http://www.who.int/uv/sun_protection/en/
How to avoid tanning lines?
4. Undress for success! The less clothes the better for tanning (no surprise).
When this isn’t possible, the next best option is a TanMeOn tan through t-shirt. The sun’s rays pass directly through the shirt, making it possible to tan while playing sports or walking out. This way you will get an even tan, while staying active. No more tan lines!
5. What sunscreen should I use?
It is recommended to use a screen that protects against both UVA and UVB rays, and has SPF of at least 30. This can be reduced depending on tanning level. Sunscreen should be water resistant if swimming.
Please check this guide from the Enviromental protection agency for more information.
6. How to tan without burning?
Getting the maximum tan without burning is a delicate process. Often it can be difficult to tell the burning before it is too late.
- Avoid peak hours – the sun between 11.00 – 3pm, this is when the UV radiation is at it’s highest.
- Apply sunnscreen and reapply your sunscreen every hour, as it weakens over time.
- don’t stay in the sun all the time. You will also get tanned in the shade!
- Keep track of time! Dont fall asleep at the beach.
7.Will my sun tan come off in the shower?
A natural tan will never wash off in the shower, as the tanning process takes place inside the skin’s cells. It takes between 24-48 hours for the tanning effects to take place; it does not matter when you take a shower. It is best to use a gentle soap and apply a skin moisturizer afterwards.
8. Always exfoliate
By rubbing the dead skin cells off first with a washcloth, this will help your tan be more even and help it last longer.
9.What are the health benefits of a tan?
Increased vitamin D3 production from sunshine has many benefits – including healthier bones and teeth. Sunshine can help with an improved immune system, with some studies showing benefits against depression and insomnia. Use this energy to be active outside!
10. Keep moving for an even tan!
Playing sports and moving about will give you completely even tan – while keeping fit. By laying on a towel on the beach only one side is tanned, therfore: Keep Moving. By the way: We also have tan-through team gear.
Tan through shorts coming 2018
We are happy to introduce our new product for 2018: “Tan through shorts”. We are currently finalizing the cuts on our tan through Shorts collection for 2018.
This product is especially designed to prevent tan lines on your tights. Our UV permeable Shorts are ideal for Tennis Players, your daily round on the golf course or you cycling trip: For all of These sports, tanning lines from the knee upwards used to be a usual result of the day. With “tan through Shorts” by TanMeOn you will reduce tanning lines to a Minimum and get tanned underneath the short. The tan-through boardshorts in blue are also ideal for the beach as they dry quickly, allowing the sun to go through the material an tan your tights.
Stay tunned for our tan through boardshorts comming 2018. Please also check out our tan through t-Shirts for men to reduce upper Body tanning lines.
Your TanMeOn Team
Tan Through T-Shirts for your team. By the end of this year, your team will not look like farmers: Prevent farmers-tan with tan through T-Shirts for men or tan-through T-Shirts for woman. Our jerseys are UV permeable and allow the sunrays to go through the jersey. This way you will receive a healthy looking suntan underneath your shirt. Our tan through t-teamware reduces tanning lines to a minimum.
If you are interested in tan-through tennis apparel, tan-through cycling jerseys or individually design team-outfits for any other outdoor sport, please contact us for an individual offer. Let us know how many tan through t-shirts you will need and if you want the logo of your club to be stitched professionally to the shirt.
Please note that we will keep your logo rather small to maintain the maximum uv permeability of the shirt.
FAQ: Do I have to cream up under the TanMeOn shirts? We recommend applying sunscreen with a sufficiently strong SPF before you expose yourself to the sun. We recommend an SPF of 30 in summer. Our shirts are note made for sun protection but rather allow as much sun-rays to go through the shirts as possible. TanMeOn tan through t-shirts are made for places where you would like to walk around topless but can’t (or shouldn`t :)). Therefore, please protect your skin! If you are not sure which sunscreen is right for you please visit the American Academy of Dermatology for more information
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Sun tanning Shirts
Sun tanning Shirts by TanMeOn® are UV permeable shirts which let you get tanned while wearing clothing. Whether you are playing Tennis, go hiking or sit outdoors in a bar with your friends: Enjoy the sunny weather without worrying about tanning lines from your t-shirt. The idea for sun tanning shirts came to our mind after seeing the tanning lines of a girl wearing a dress on a Party. As tennis coaches, we were experiencing the same “farmer tan” after a long day on the court. Therefore, we started to think about sun tanning Shirts for girls and men, which will allow the sunrays to reach the skin while wearing a T-Shirt or top. More than 2 years later, we are happy to introduce TanMeOn TanThrough T-Shirts, which allow tanning underneath the shirt. We are really happy with the product and the huge success in Germany and looking forward for international Feedback.
Have a great new year and an awesome summer without tan-lines,
Tan through clothing helps you to get rid of farmers tan. If you don’t like harsh tanning lines after an active day in the sun, tan through clothing is the solution for you. The UV permeable t-shirt line by TanMeOn helps you to reduce t-shirt prints on your suntan to a minimum. Our tan-through clothing line is inspired by outdoor-athleths from several different areas like tennis, golf, running or sailing who love suntan. If you want to be active oudoors in summer but do not like sun tan lines in the evening the TanMeOn tan through clothing for men or for woman is the right choice.
For our female customers we offer sexy cut product which Looks as great while running on the beach as is does while hitting a few tennisballs with your friends.
Check out our video to see the tan-through clothing line for woman in Action: