Spring is around the corner and everyone everywhere is ready to leave their winter coats and run into the sun.
A great time to get an optimal vitamin D supplement from the sun. Flowers blossom, tree leafs are growing again, is the season of celebration, but the sun can lead to some pretty damaging effects in your body. So before you slip into your bathing suit and put on your flip-flops, here are some things you should keep in mind that will help turn tanning into an art. Follow these tips and tricks to get your skin smooth and bronzed.
ALWAYS USE PROTECTION
Apply a generous coat of SunBum SPF 50 all over your body. This is to protect your skin and not to allow the sun to penetrate too deeply. We want to keep our skin healthy.
Most tanning lotions and sunscreens are loaded with toxic chemicals that damage both our health and our skin. This is why it’s important that you consider using natural oils for tanning. There are many oil blends out there that are great, but you can simply use our code BAISERTAN to get our Formula N°5. Designed with a natural combination of oils that moisturize and protect the skin, while giving you a gorgeous tan.
As you know UV radiation is at the highest between 10 am and 2 pm, so take notice of these times. You should try to tan in increments in order to minimize sun damages. Just tan for one hour a day to get a safe tan. The best idea when it comes to tanning is to get a gradual tanning, not in one day. The best way for you to get a safe and healthy glow is to tan in some small doses for 30-60 minutes a day. It will let your body produce enough melanin to help your next tanning session.
Tanning is your skin reacting to the sun. Make sure you exfoliate regularly to avoid build up or to prevent the dead skin from blocking the rays. Forgetting to exfoliate will result in an uneven tan, which you certainly do not want. Scrub lightly so you don’t get all the color out, if you are already darker. If you’re looking for a natural scrub you can make your own and there are plenty of options to choose from: granulated sugar mixed with honey, coffee and olive oil or ground oatmeal chimed with a little bit of salt.
MOISTURIZE BEFORE AND AFTER
A softer skin looks better tanned. Get your body moisturized the night before you plan to sunbathe and make it as silky as possible. Concentrate on the more problematic areas, the ones that dry the quickest, for they can cause an uneven tan. You can get a moisturizing sun lotion to kill two birds with one stone. Also, make sure you drink plenty of liquids to keep your body and skin hydrated all the while you’re tanning.
SUN REFLECTION IS YOUR BF
Going into the ocean to get a tanning can really help you boost your skin tone. Sea salt can attract the sunlight to your skin, so if you are in the sea, do tanning before drying off, This is due to the fact that sea water has essential minerals that can aid in enhancing your tan.
On the pool: As water reflects sunlight, one of the best tips on how to get a tan is to be in the water or to sit on a floatable device on water. In case you want to get a dark tan, dipping in the water will not be only cooling and relaxing, but effective.
FRUITS AND VEGGIES
Carrots: When they are eaten raw, carrots keep all their beneficial skin properties.
Mangos: A great source of vitamin A, perfect for a glowing tan.
H2O: Water hydrates your body, be sure to drink plenty of fresh water when you are outside, at least every 20 minutes if you are in the sun.
Apricots: Apricots are rich in carotenoids, which is a natural pigment that gives them their beautiful yellowish brown color.
Get a glow before you go, and enjoy tanning safely!