Summer is finally here, you’re probably planning to get tanned to get rid of the pale skin that’s lost its color after being in lockdown for so long. And you should be soaking up the sun and getting the most out of it before winter comes and dry’s your skin.
You can begin with indoor tanning and get a base tan as that’s sure to give you the best effect. However, it’s important to tan in moderation as overexposure can lead to health problems. Here are some do and don’ts of tanning to make you feel more comfortable and get the most out of your tanning.
One of the ways to ensure that you’ll get the best from your tanning sessions is to exfoliate. Exfoliating fully can remove the dead skin cells and allow the fresh skin underneath to resurface. The fresh skin can absorb the tan deeply and evenly—giving you a more even tan for a long time. The fresher your skin is, the better the tan will look.
You can take a warm shower and then shave before tanning. Once the bathroom is steamy and nice, you can use an exfoliator to exfoliate your skin through circular motions. After you’re done, get back in the shower and wash it off.
Do Wear Protective Eyewear
Overexposure to the sun’s rays can cause intense damage to your retinas. Your eyes might seem fine to you at first, but overexposing your eyes can cause them long-term damage. Overexposure can also cause a cataract to form, which if left untreated, can cause blindness. You can also get wrinkles around your eyes if you have sensitive skin.
Don’t Forget Post-Tanning Moisturizing
Moisturizing after your tanning session is equally important as doing it before it. Your skin has been subjected to prolonged UV rays and can become damaged if you don’t care for it. By applying a post-tanning moisturizing, you can allow the skin to heal properly while getting the most from your tan. Moreover, it will remove all the dead cells and clean your pores.
Don’t Over Tan Your Face
Your face is more sensitive than other parts of your body. Therefore, you shouldn’t overexpose your face. Only tan it for 10 minutes. If you overdo it, it can cause wrinkles, discoloration, and dark spots that are difficult to get rid of.
Don’t Overdo it
It’s crucial to not overdo tanning. So when you’re done with the first tannsession, don’t get back to tanning until 24 hours have passed. The FDA has introduced this guideline because the tanning process doesn’t stop when you leave the tanning bed. Moreover, your skin needs some downtime to develop color.
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