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:
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.
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)
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:
Happy summer, happy holidays and good tan, healthy, unique memorable! Your Mrs Adorable.
Soleil after-sun cream€16.00