Tanning tips for a healthy summer glow

Easy Tanning Tips for a Healthy Summer Glow

Now that it’s summer and the sun is out, it’s time to hit the beach and get that perfect beach body. By this, I of course mean sunbathing for a beautiful golden tan.

With all the excitement involved with warm dreamy weather, it’s easy to lose focus and forget how dangerous the sun can be.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I love the sun and I love tanning but over the years I’ve learnt how to do it safely and I’m going to share my tips with you here!

Exfoliate Your Skin

It is always a good idea to exfoliate before tanning for the simple reason that exfoliating removes dead skin cells, unclogs pores and removes oil.

This evens out your skin tone making it smoother. Removing the layers of dead skin cells means you have fewer layers of skin, thus, resulting in your tan lasting longer. 

It also results in a smoother tan result. It may be another step in your skincare routine but in the long run, it’s well worth your while!

Exfoliate a maximum of 2-3 times a week, and always do so in the evening after cleansing, before moisturising.

Check out the best exfoliators for oily skin here, and dry skin here.

Wear Sun Cream

wear sun cream

This may sound like an obvious tip, but you’d be surprised at how important it is and at how many people get it wrong. In the United States alone, it is estimated that over 5 million people are treated for skin cancer every year.

My point- don’t underestimate the sun! Wearing SPF is essential, and that’s not only when the sun is out. Even on a cloudy day, UV rays are present. If the thought of applying sunscreen every day is daunting, opt for a moisturiser or foundation that has SPF in it.

If getting a tan is your goal, don’t worry! Even with sunscreen, you can get a good tan in as little time as an hour.

Make sure to wear at least SPF 30, anything below that will not protect your skin properly. Apply the sun cream about 30 minutes before you go out and reapply it every 1-2 hours.

Avoid Peak Hours

Avoid going out during the middle of the day which is when the sun is at its hottest and the most dangerous. It’s better to go out in the morning or late afternoon- yes you can still tan during non-peak hours:)

Don’t Stay Out For Too Long

The best way to get a healthy tan is to not stay out in the sun for too long. Take it in small doses, tanning gradually reduces the risk of getting burnt and your tan will last longer.

Be Stylish

wear a hat

Rock your look with a stylish hat and sunglasses. Your eyes and your face, in general, are more sensitive to the sun than most areas, so it’s very important to protect them that bit more. Now that big hats are fashionable it’s perfect for those beach days.


After spending time out in the sun always make sure you give your skin plenty of TLC after. The sun dries out the skin so make sure to moisturise and drink plenty of water to add that lost moisture back into the skin, and to keep your skin hydrated.

Opt For A Self Tanner

If it’s a tan you’re after, why not use a self-tanning or fake-tanning product. They are the easiest, quickest and safest way to get an even glowing tan. You get all of the advantages, without any of the disadvantages.

What’s more, is that you get a beach body without even getting to the beach! There are loads of amazing self-tanners out there. I’ve rounded up a few of my favourite ones here!

My Thoughts

With these tips, you’ll achieve perfectly glowing and healthy skin in no time. Just remember health comes before beauty, even if it means being more patient with getting that summer glow:)

Hollie xx

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  1. Mochtar Sulaiman says:

    Your website is very stylish and simple, I like your website. Even your description about tanning and preventive action is detail and complete and structured.You wrote it very simple and easy to understand I love reading your article in your website. Your images are also supporting the article. Good article ,Hollierose!

  2. I really liked the way you broke down how to get a summer glow without putting yourself at risk. I have always been guilty of tanning during peak hours, and then being sunburned. Thanks for reminder that I can still tan during the cooler hours. Thank you too for saying that health comes before beauty. That says a LOT about you!

    1. Don’t worry- I’ve also been there, done that:) Often people forget that being alive and healthy is so much more important than having the best tan. A little reminder can go a long way:) Thanks for stopping by

  3. FrankieTrillz says:

    Than you for the tanning tip and you have some lovely products for beautiful woman I enjoyed your site will recommend it to female friends Peace and Blessings

    1. Thanks for stopping by:) These tips are for men too x

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