The only worry many people have during summertime is how to get the best sun tan. A golden-brown skin tone gives a fantastic skin look and also makes one looks slimmer. Other than providing the famous vitamin D that is responsible for strong and healthy bones and teeth, exposure to the sun boost the levels of serotonin in your body, making you happier.
However, exposure to the sun should be regulated to avoid the risk of skin cancer and premature aging. Here are some of the most important tips to help you get the best suntan:
Always use protection to avoid sun tan
Sunscreen is mandatory to anyone thinking about tanning. To those thinking that a sunscreen prevents getting darker, it is important to consider that your skin renews itself in about ten tens and therefore the slower the sun tan, the higher the probability of a long last. It is advisable to apply your lotion after every two hours during tanning or immediately after getting out of the water. These precautions avoid the burning of your skin.
Always avoid sunbeds
The idea shared by many that a sunbed gives you a healthy sun tan is wrong. It’s in fact much healthier getting exposed to the direct sun that being on a sunbed. These beds expose you to a higher concentration of UVA rays that can penetrate the skin and cause radical damage and increase the risk of skin cancer. The best option is to go outdoors to the sun, which is the healthier choice to achieve the perfect golden-brown skin you are aiming for.
Keep moving/turning around
The last thing you would want for yourself is to have skin with different colors. You should make sure that you turn around regularly to present the whole of your body to the caresses of the sun. During the tanning of your front, have your arms up and also keep them out when tanning your back to ensure the body parts that are hard to show off are also well exposed. Somewhere between 15-30 minutes are enough before you flip over. Always lie under an umbrella if you feel drowsy too, in case you fall asleep on one side.
Understand your Sun Tan time
Even your skin has a cut-off point in which it can no longer produce more melanin. It is recommended you know your tanning time to avoid over exposure to direct UV intensity that can cause damage to your skin. To the fair-skinned, the typical time is about two to three hours or less with anything beyond that becomes pointless.
Take a shower after
After spending some time in the sun, it is always a good idea to take a bath or a shower to remove all the lotion, oils, sand and salts from your skin. This ensures that your skin looks silky. It is also important to moisturize after to prevent the bronze appearance from becoming patchy and irregular.
These tips, among several others such eating sun-friendly food, will prepare you for a perfect tanning when you get out there and be caressed by the sun. If you can’t have a natural sun tan, we, here at Paulina De Los Reyes, recommend spray tan as a good alternative.