5 tips to make sure you are tanning healthily

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5 tips to make sure you are tanning healthily

Sun tanning days are around the corner – summer is upon us and, for many, that means it’s time to head to the beach to get that perfect summer tan.

Amid the excitement, don’t forget to tan safely and healthily. Tanned people are perceived to be more beautiful and healthier, an outlook shared by adults and teenagers alike.

Overexposure to sunlight can cause physical changes on your skin such as wrinkles, freckles, age spots and texture changes.

It is then very important to follow the next 6 tips for a healthy summer glow.

 1.    Exfoliate your skin

Removing the dead cells can even your skin tone, remove pore-clogging dirt and oil, and even prevent acne. This will make your tan last longer and tan more evenly.

2.    Wear sunscreen

Sunscreen will protect you both from the damaging sunrays and allow you to stay longer in the sun without suffering skin damage. Apply sunscreen 15-30 minutes before you go in the sun, reapply 15-30 minutes after you have been exposed to the sun, and reapply again after you have gone into the water.

3.    Do not overexpose your skin to the sun

To get a healthy and glowing tan, do not overexpose your skin to UV rays. It is best to tan gradually by dividing your time under the sun evenly to reduce sunburn. The best way to get a healthy summer glow is to tan in small doses. Half an hour to an hour under the sun a day will allow your body to produce adequate melanin to aid you the next time you tan.

It is important to choose wisely what time you decide to go for an outdoor sun-based tan.

4.    Wear a Hat and sunglasses

To achieve an even tan, remember your shades and hat. The skin around your eyes, including your eyes themselves, are delicate to UV rays. Failure to take proper care can result in the development of eye diseases like cataract, age-related macular degeneration, and eye cancers. Wear a hat with a brim, sunglasses and tan under a parasol, even in the shade you will still tan and don’t risk burning.

5.    Moisturise your skin morning and evening

Moisturising after tanning will prolong your tan and drinking lots of water will hydrate your skin from inside.

 

Lastly, remember to give your skin time to repair itself after a day out in the sun and before trekking outdoors again.

Tina is a DailyStar senior writer. She graduated from Edith Cowan University. Writing has always been something she enjoyed. Her positive outlook colours every aspect of her life. Her motto -Life’s too short so get living.

When she’s not busy writing, Tina is exploring the city she adores, running in her local Park every day, drinking an absurd amount of coffee, taking care of an adorable pup, kids and traveling.

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