June 2022

Perfect tan with the right protection

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Summer!!! All ready to bask in the sun and show off the most beautiful, golden and luminous tan ever ?

For some time now I have been saying, telling and writing: YOU HAVE TO PROTECT YOURSELF!

Excuse the capital, but I’m Mrs Adorable and my job is to give you the best advice for your safe and healthy beauty .

Everyone likes getting a tan, makes it more beautiful, minimizes skin imperfections, makes it more even and makes us feel more attractive. However, it is necessary to expose yourself to the sun with the awareness that radiation can be very harmful if you do not pay attention to some small, but fundamental rules, for a golden and healthy tan ..

What happens when you expose yourself for too long and unprotected? In the best of cases an annoying sunburn arrives, in the worst rashes and skin inflammations can compromise a good part of the holiday.

Why ruin days of well-deserved relaxation when with the right protection we can instead enjoy the sea, the mountains or afternoons by the pool ?

Phototype, this unknown

Each skin has a different way of reacting to the sun, lighter skins tend to be more sensitive and delicate, while darker or tanned skins tolerate sun exposure better . It may have happened to you to compare yourself with friends and discover that there are those who get tanned without particular problems but there is always the friend who does not go through the summer without getting burned. It all depends on the good rules for sun exposure but also on the phototype .

The phototype is used to classify the skin and indicates the quantity and quality of the melanin that characterizes our color. This classification determines the degree of sensitivity of the skin to sun exposure. But let’s see together the different grades and protections that I recommend:

PHOTOTYPE 1

Blond or red hair with very light skin, my advice is very high protection (SPF 50+);

PHOTOTYPE 2

Blonde or brown hair with fair skin, my advice is very high to high protection (SPF 50);

PHOTOTYPE 3

Dark blond hair with sensitive skin, I recommend medium-high protection (SPF 50 – SPF 30 on already tanned skin);

PHOTOTYPE 4

Brown hair with moderately sensitive skin, I recommend medium protection (SPF 30) with the foresight to start sun exposure gradually in the first days;

PHOTOTYPE 5

Black or dark brown hair and olive complexion, in this case the advice is low protection (SPF 15) 

PHOTOTYPE 6

Very dark or black hair and non-sensitive skin for which low protection is more than enough (SPF 6)

I also recommend that you apply the protection several times during the day , more or less every two hours and after each bath or shower, in order to restore the maximum effectiveness of the filters.

I often say this:

Prevention is better than cure!

Sunscreen not only protects against immediate sun damage but prevents skin aging, I talked about it in this article:

Did you know, sunscreen is the best antiaging

and in this:

Healthy tan protection yourself is very important

What if i got burned?

I always say this, prevention is the best solution, but despite all the attention of the case it can happen, especially for lighter skin, to run into a sunburn, what to do? Here are some simple tips:

  1. After a sunburn, avoid exposure to the sun as much as possible even during a walk , to do so cover yourself with long, fresh, light clothes and natural fabrics. Avoid jeans or tight-fitting clothes.
  2. Prefer a fresh shower in the bathroom and Prefer a fresh shower in the bathroom and gently dry your skin with a soft towel trying to pat and not rub .
  3. Drink plenty of water to hydrate and help your skin heal.

After sun cream

But a perfect tan does not only come from protection, the more you take care of your skin, the more your tan will be a scream ! I recommend that you apply the after-sun cream at the end of each day, as well as being a pleasant pampering, it will help your skin to hydrate, make it softer and ready to face the next day of your holiday at the top.

Good, healthy and intense tan from Mrs Adorable.

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5 tips for a perfect tan

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Here we are, the summer, the sun, the holidays are approaching and with them the desire for a tan. How much do you want a natural, shiny and even tan that lasts a long time? A lot I imagine, with my advice you will see that the tan will be so beautiful and perfect as to create a pinch of envy in all your friends .

I start with scolding you if you lie in the sun without protection with the belief that you will tan faster, if you use a famous baby oil to intensify the effect of the sun or if you lie down like a lizard during the hottest hours . I scold you not only because they are not the right ways to get a super tan, but above all because sunbathing with those bad habits increases the risk of serious diseases and the skin ages quickly, leaving noticeable marks even at a young age.

If you like, instead, I want to give you some simple but precious tips to get an intense, golden and above all healthy tan. Let’s start:

1. Prepare your skin for the sun

Start well and in advance to find yourself in the lead, if your goal is an intense and golden tan, perhaps without sunburn and erythema to ruin your holiday, you must take care of your skin before arriving at the sea and give yourself the well-deserved relaxation.

How to do?

Start immediately to take care of your skin and prepare it for the sun, keep it hydrated and clean by relying on a wellness center for an exfoliating scrub, get sunscreen with a protection factor suitable for your skin into your beauty routine, start with small exposures sunscreen to stimulate the production of melanin and finally supplement the diet by eating tanning friendly foods, I talked about it in an article, if you lost it here it is:

What are foods rich in beta carotene?

In addition to the skin, it is necessary to hydrate the body by drinking plenty of water, hydration is one of the fundamental factors for a radiant, healthy and lasting tan.

Abbronzatura perfetta, preparar la pelle al sole

2. Choose the right protection for your skin

Choosing the right sunscreen is relatively simple, fair skin needs high protection factors such as SPF 30, darker skin needs lower protection such as SPF 6. Even in the case of already tanned skin, the advice is never to go below the minimum protection factor. Thanks to the filters contained in the cream, in fact, a real barrier is created against the harmful UVB and UVA radiation of the sun, which in fact protect the skin and keep it healthy when exposed to the sun.
Reactivate the protection during the day By now I think you will be tired of hearing this but I can’t do without it, it’s the main rule: under the sun you have to protect yourself! For the protection to be effective you have to spread the cream all over the body, literally from head to toe, but not only, the application must be repeated several times a day because due to the water, perspiration, rubbing against the towel, the protection it tends to decrease until it disappears.

3. A litle sun and the best times

The third piece of advice I would like to give you is to expose yourself to the sun gradually , if you have the possibility, start before the beach holiday, in this way your skin will have time to produce melanin, reducing the risk of erythema and sunburn. If when you arrive at the beach you activate the “lizard mode” remember that the central hours, in addition to being the hottest, are those where the solar radiation is most intense and the risk of sunburn, erythema and damage to the skin is highest. Take some breaks and relax under the umbrella, I’ll tell you a secret, you tan even in the shade ! And finally, to give your skin some respite, give yourself a refreshing shower from time to time.

4. Eat a diet rich in tanning foods

Our well-being depends on the diet and nutrients we take, a balanced diet will not only make you feel good but will make your skin more beautiful by preparing it for a tan . There are foods that naturally color the skin, increase tolerance to sunlight and give you lots of energy. Fruits and vegetables offer you everything you need for a screaming tan, carrots, tomatoes, melon, apricots and cherries are just some of the protagonists that I covered in a blog article and in a post on the Instagram profile. (if you haven’t done so yet follow me @adorablebeautyofficial)

Abbronzatura perfetta con l'anguria

5. Moisturize your skin with after sun

Hydration is a mantra as important as protection , it is essential to hydrate body and skin all year round, but it becomes essential in the summer when we want to get the perfect tan. It is also important to hydrate the skin at the end of a day at the beach, lake or in the mountains. How? Simple, with a good after-sun moisturizer , it will not only give you a beautiful feeling of freshness and relief, but it will better prepare your skin for the next sunny day, helping to make your tan memorable. I talked about it here:

Perfect tan, the importance of hydration

Happy summer, happy holidays and good tan, healthy, unique memorable! Your Mrs Adorable.

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Healthy tan, protecting yourself is very important

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The sun is good for you but at the same time it causes serious damage to our skin . These are two certainties, but it is possible to enjoy the benefits by protecting our skin . I have known women who have never used sunscreen because, according to their opinion, the tan would be less intense, I have known women who sprinkled themselves with a very famous baby oil to increase the tanning effect by exposing themselves to incredible risks in the short and long term, I have known women who use beer and fortunately I have known others who have understood the importance of protection, both for an aesthetic factor and for a skin health factor.

Sunbathing does not allow for popular beliefs or improvised solutions.

Sun exposure must take place in a protected way, this is the only and solid base from which to start.

The practices described at the beginning, if repeated for years, can cause irreversible damage even on the most beautiful skin , but immediately expose you to the risk of sunburn, erythema, produce an ineffective and short-lasting tan.

It is photo-aging, a destructive phenomenon that irremediably and prematurely ages the skin and considerably increases the risk of developing serious diseases.

Tips for a healthy tan

First exhibitions

my advice is to start exposing yourself to the sun before reaching the sea, to better control the exposure time which must not exceed three quarters of an hour a day , and can be progressively increased.

Exhibitions hours

It seems like a trivial advice, but often we do not give too much weight to this wrong behavior, exposing yourself during the hottest hours significantly facilitates burns and rashes , so it is better to avoid the hours between 12 and 16, especially during the first exposures. in the sun.

Sunscreen

To avoid sunburn and maintain healthy skin, sunscreen should always be applied, repeating the application several times a day , especially after a refreshing dip. With normal skin perspiration, the sun protection tends to decrease, and it is necessary to apply the cream again after a few hours. During the bath it is the water that removes the protective veil, while when we go back under the umbrella and dry the contact with the towel eliminates any residue, It’s easy to see how forgetting to reapply sunscreen is a very serious mistake in this case

The correct protection

Each skin requires ad hoc protection. Lighter skins need high protection factors , even with spf 30, while naturally darker skins can progressively go down to spf 6 factors. 

The popular belief that high protection factors reduce tanning intensity is false. SPF 30 protection factors mean that it takes longer to reach the same intensity of tan, but with the enormous advantage of being able to count on a healthier and longer lasting tan.

Hair and hats

Even our beloved hair suffer from wild exposure to sunlight , it is always good to protect them with hats and use specific supplements to strengthen them.

Dry off

It seems trivial but lying in the sun without drying yourself after a dip favors sunburn. The effect of the droplets on our body amplifies the power of the sun’s rays and inhibits the protective factors of the creams.

Hydrate

Dehydration is the greatest danger, which negatively affects tanning and the natural protective mechanisms of the skin. I talked about it in this article

Perfect tan, the importance of hydration

The benefits of the sun

Let’s start from an assumption, the sun is life, if the sun were to go out there would be no form of life on Earth, the sun also has many beneficial effects on our body:

  • Improve your mood
  • It’s good for the bone system
  • Improve the physique
  • Relax your muscles
  • Speeds up the healing of contractures

How to maintain a tan

I’ll tell you a secret, to have a screaming tan and maintain it over time we must rely on water, it is a fundamental element that guarantees the hydration of the body and skin but also intervenes on the tan as an external element . Drinking a lot of water guarantees the hydration of our body, and preferring the shower to the bathroom means that the tan lasts longer, in fact the prolonged contact with the skin tends to flake it causing the loss of the color gained with so much effort and commitment . The final touch to guarantee a lasting tan is the use of the after sun cream that will give the skin the right hydration, preparing it for the next day.

The risks of the sun

The sun is synonymous with summer, holidays, relaxation, warm and pleasant but if taken lightly it can prove to be an enemy of the skin and health. Unprotected exposure can cause:

  • Sunburn
  • Premature aging of the skin
  • Damage to sight
  • Appareance of serius diseases
  • Weakenin of the hair

Solar radiation causes the proliferation of free radicals which have the ability to damage cellular functions causing loss of elasticity, wrinkles and diseases.

That’s why it’s essential to always use sunscreen and tan with awareness.

Good healthy tan from Mrs Adorable.

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