Sunbathing is not a job!
Summer is here, and most of us want to be as tanned as possible by the end of it. Here are the best pointers on how to get a good tan in a safe way.
Exposing your skin to direct sunlight is no easy business, as it can have devastating effects on your body. When under the sun, you are at risk of contracting skin tumor in the worst case scenario. More often than not, you can experience sunburn when not properly protected.
So why sun tanning? Sunlight, like almost everything, is not all that bad when taken in moderate amounts. You get tanned as a natural response to the powerful summer UV rays as a natural protection; building it up in a natural and quick way will not only make you look healthy and beautiful, but also raise your defenses against future attacks that the sun will pose to your skin during the rest of the summer.
But how to get a tan fast? Here are the three basic and safe steps to follow for the perfect sun tanning.
Step 1: Exfoliate
Make sure that dead cells are removed from your skin every week. You can use a homemade sugar and almond oil scrub; by doing this, you ensure that you will tan in a uniform shade.
Step 2: Hydrate
When you stay in the heat of the summer sun, you are sure to sweat quite a lot. To keep your skin elastic, you need to stay hydrated. Bring with you a big bottle of water while heading for sun tanning.
As a plus, use a fatty sun cream that enhances the elasticity of your skin.
Step 3: Protect
You can never use enough sun protection cream when going for the first tan of the season. Make sure you gradually get used to the sun rays and never expose yourself to direct sunlight during the hottest part of the day (normally from 11am to 15am).
Apply the cream every 2 or 3 hours, and gradually change from a high protection to a lower one only when you are sure you are dark enough.
Most of all, this is the most important thing you have to remember: have fun! Tanning is not a job, you’re at the sea side or at the swimming pool to relax and have a break just from your work, so use the right protection and enjoy your time under the beach umbrella! Nothing is better than some music to help you with this purpose.
We hope you enjoyed these tips on how to get a good tan in a safe way! Keep on reading our blog for more useful lifestyle tips for the summer.