It’s summer already!
And yes the sun is here all day long! Maybe that’s why is hot… ?!??
So I’ve taught I share some tanning tips & tricks that helped me trough my “burning” years!
I admit I made some many mistakes being young, didn’t always used sun protection, I’ve stayed outside in the sun even in the worst hours (10 p.m. to 16.00 p.m.) and the result was always “on fire”.
Well, this can be avoided…so I decided not to go outside in the summer! Not ever! So I will have a beautiful whitish tan, like a porcelain doll!
But.. all my plans felt trough when I’ve seen Him! There’s no way you can stay inside in summer, when the SUN is up on the sky!
So I’ve searched for solutions to my problem!
Here you go, 5 tips & tricks for the a great and safe tan, inspired by the L’Erbolario
1. Exfoliate your skin
Before tanning you should make sure you’ve exfoliated, actually tanning or not you should exfoliate your skin! It’s necessary to exfoliate your skin to remove oils and fragrances and to expose the top layer of the skin. Removing the dead skin cells will make your skin tan evenly.
Salt scrubs are best for oily skin, while sugar scrubs are ideal for those with normal to dry skin. The latter is also much more gentle on the skin, so it’s better for anyone that tends to be a bit sensitive.
Since we love the vacations in the summer I’ve chosen this Mini Cocoa Butter Scrub that it’ so easy to carry around.
image via thebodyshop.com
2. Sunscreen protection
Sun damage causes over 80% of aging. Wearing sunscreen is a single, easy step that protects your skin from all that damage and saves tons of money on anti-aging creams later.
The perfect product for this is L’Erbolario Sunscreen with golden palm oil SPF 50
With four different filters, this cream consistency pleasant, easy to apply, grant fair skin or sensitivity to the tranquility of a safe and effective protection.
But the thing I like the most about this sunscreen is that it’s made of natural products.
There is no point in tanning if your skin is dry and flaky. If your skin isn’t moisturized the tan won’t last. The skin that it’s already dry will transform under the sun’s heat in dead skin, exfoliating, creating this way a “fake tan” that will go off with the dead skin.
Areas to focus: elbows, wrists, hands, knees, ankles.
Here is my choice regarding this matter.
image via sephora.com
4. Maintain a Radiant Glow
Use a gentle body cleanser, like a fresh mint shower gel, that washes away impurities without drying, fading or leaving an unpleasant residue. Smooth the gel over your skin every day in the shower or bath instead of using ordinary soap or bath gel.
image via lookfantastic.com
5. Protection for all your body
Not only the skin is a risk when you are taking a sunbath. Your head should be covered so a hat would be the best choice.
You should also protect your hair, because it can alo burn or became lighter.
Save your eyes, always wear protective UV sunglasses.
And hydrate! Consume loads of water before, in between and after the tanning!
image via theorchidboutique.com
And that’s it! 🙂
Enjoy your vacation whenever it may be! And please keep in mind that the SUN is EVERYWHERE!
Au revoir et bonnes baignes de soleil!