The Secret of the Perfect Tan
Tips to Getting Your Dream Bronze
Do you ever struggle to get the perfect tan? If you’re anything like me you will want a natural glow this summer and hope it lasts at least through the first few weeks of autumn.
A golden brown tan not only makes your skin look amazing, lying in the sun boosts your serotonin levels and makes you happier, so there’s nothing like having a little fun at the beach and getting a fill of that famous vitamin D.
Before you slip into the bathing suit and put on those flip-flops, there are some things you should keep in mind, that will help turn tanning into an art. Here are some simple tips and tricks to get your skin smooth and bronzed and make you stand out from the crowd this summer.
1. Always use protection
Sunscreen is always a must. Your skin renews itself every ten days so the slower you tan, the longer it will last. Apply the lotion every 2 hours and after getting out of the water. You wouldn’t want to burn your skin, would you?
2. Exfoliate gently and regularly
Make sure you exfoliate regularly to avoid build up or to prevent the dead skin from blocking the rays. Forgetting to exfoliate will result in an uneven tan, which you don’t want. Scrub lightly so you don’t get all the color out, if you are already darker.
3. Moisturize before and after
Moisturized the night before you plan to sunbathe. Concentrate on the more problematic areas, the ones that dry the quickest, for they can cause an uneven tan. Also, make sure you drink plenty of liquids to keep your body and skin hydrated all the while you’re tanning.
4. Move around
The last thing you want is to have different colors on you, so make sure you turn around to give all of your body access to the sun’s caresses. When tanning your front have your arms up and when you turn on your stomach keep your arms out as well. Flip every 15 or 30 minutes.
5. Protect your eyes
Your eyes can easily get burned as well, so the best thing to do is to wear a hat or keep them closed, instead of using sun glasses, while lying in the sun.
6. Watch the time
Doctors recommend to avoid sun bathing between the hours 10 a.m and 4 p.m, even when it’s cloudy outside. The last thing you want is to get burned and damage your skin permanently. Keep in mind that once you burn it will not miraculously turn into a beautiful bronze. Red is definitely not your color and pain is not your game!
7. Shower after
Taking a bath or a shower, either hot or cold, is always a good idea after sitting in the sun, in order to remove all the lotion, oils or salt and sand from your skin to get it looking silky. Make sure you moisturize after or the bronze will become patchy and irregular.
Now that you have the dos and don’ts, you’re ready to go out there and be kissed by the sun. Find yourself the perfect bathing suit, latest copy of Vogue, Elle or Cosmo magazine, remember these tips and tricks and enjoy it!
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