Now that its 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 sun bathing 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
Exfoliate before tanning to achieve the best possible tan. Exfoliating removes dead skin cells, unclogs pores and removes oil. This evens the tone of your skin and makes it smooth. Removing the layers of dead skin cells means you have less layers of skin, thus, resulting in your tan lasting longer. It also results in a smoother tan result. Basically, its very worth while to exfoliate before tanning.
Wear Sun Cream
Wearing sun cream does not, I repeat does not mean you can’t get colour. Sun cream stops your skin getting burnt and protects it from harmful UV rays. However, even with sun cream 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 The Peak Hours
Avoid going out during the middle of the day which is when the sun is at its hottest, which makes it the most dangerous too. 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 will reduce the risk of getting burnt and your tan will last longer.
Rock you look with a stylish hat and sunglasses. Your eyes and your face in general is more sensitive to the sun than most areas, so its very important to protect it that little bit more. Now that big hats are fashionable its perfect for those beach days.
After spending time out in the sun always make sure you give your skin plenty of TLC after. Moisturise and drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated. One of my favourite moisturisers is Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser. With the added tint your skin will surely be glowing.
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 golden glow:)
I hope you have enjoyed this article on getting a healthy summer glow and enjoy the beautiful summer sun. If you have any tips that I haven’t mentioned or any questions I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.
Have a lovely summer and stay healthy:)