Nothing beats a natural tan. Well, only when done right. We all wait for summer impatiently to sit by the beach or the pool, relax, and get ourselves a good tan. This summer, we have some tips for you to help you get that beautiful color you’ve been dreaming about all year and avoid sunburns. Sounds interesting?
EXFOLIATE BEFORE YOUR TAN
Exfoliating before you head outdoors for your tan is really important; this will help you remove all the dead skin, allowing all the good skin to show. While tanning, this will even out the color of your tan and prevent any possible acne.
USE (THE RIGHT) SUNSCREEN
Don’t just wear sunscreen, wear the right sunscreen. SPF is a good indicator; you should go for SPF30 over SPF50. To make sure that you are well protected, look for the term ‘broad spectrum’ or the UVA logo and the word ‘high’.
Don’t think that you need to sit by the pool all day to get your tan on. Every skin is different. You should be able to really identify the ability of your skin to produce melanin. This usually ranges from 2 to 3 hours, sometimes less.
Consider taking breaks in the shade mid-tanning to avoid any sunburn risks.
Some types of food are known to increase lycopene (the skin’s SPF). You can basically find lycopene in red and orange fruits and veggies, you name it. Dark Chocolate and caffeine are good as well; they protect your skin from sunburns and reduce the risk of skin cancer.
DON’T GIVE UP THE SHADES AND THE HAT
The skin around your eyes is very soft and delicate. You should always protect it by wearing your hat and shades.