Before we talk about tanning, we have
to get one thing straight: sunscreen is always mandatory. If you’re
afraid it will prevent you from getting darker, think again.
2. Exfoliategently and regularly
Tanning is your skin reacting to the
sun. Make sure you exfoliate regularly to avoid build up or to
prevent the dead skin from blocking the rays.
3. Moisturize before and after
A softer skin looks better tanned. Get
your body moisturized the night before you plan to sunbathe and make it
as silky as possible.
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
5. Protect your eyes
Bright light on the optic nerve stimulates the hypothalamus gland, which produces melanin thus achieving a better tan.
6.Go forthe outdoors
Tanning beds being safer is only a
myth. In fact it’s much healthier to get exposure from the sun. And
that’s because with a tanning bed you get a higher concentration of UVA, as much as 12 times more.
7. 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.
8. 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
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