Summer time is here and everyone is out working on those sweet tans. I’m a bit jealous because being a ginger, I don’t tan. I freckle. But I can get a little if I’m careful and use these expert tips from MedicalDaily. So I’m going to share these 4 safe tanning tips for outdoor tanning.
1) Exfoliate Your Skin
Give your skin a fresh base. Exfoliate to remove dead skin cells and clear out pores. This will help your tan be more even and also cleanse your skin in preparation for the next step.
2) Wear Sunscreen
WEAR IT! I mean it! Although you may think its counter intuitive, wearing sunscreen is essential. Find the right SPF for you skin type. I recommend an SPF 15 30 minutes before you go out, and then reapply as needed. This offers a light enough coverage that you can still build color while also protecting you from harmful burning.
3) Limit Your Tanning Time
Laying out for hours is no good for you or your skin. Try to limit to small sessions. 10 minutes per side is a good start. Yes it will take much longer for you to get dark, but just like dieting, its healthier to go slow and steady.
4) Protect Your Eyes and Head
While you’re tanning your body, make sure you still protect your delicate eye and head area. Wear sunglasses and a wide brimmed hat and consider applying a higher SPF to your face. Remember you can always even out raccoon eyes with makeup, but you can’t un-wrinkle fried up eyes. I mean, you can, but who wants botox?
There you go folks! My safe tanning tips from a ginger who doesn’t tan! So I totally have authority on this matter, right? Right.