Tips to Help You Get a Better Tan

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  • Plan ahead how dark you're looking to tan, and prepare your schedule around tanning days
  • East foods rich in Lycopene and Beta Carotene
  • Wear an SPF with Tan Boost Technology
  • Change Positions while you tan
  • Keep your skin moisturized
  • Choose a good time to tan
  • Take days off in between to repair your skin
  • Don't tan for too long

Many people love getting tan for various reasons, such as looking healthy, showing muscle definition, and increasing vitamin D in the body. Whatever the case, tanning is a recreational activity that many people enjoy, but should also be done as safely as possible.

There are a few mistakes that can be made while tanning, like overdoing it in the hot sun. As a result, serious health problems can occur, such as sun damage. Naturally, this is something that nobody wants, and to avoid such issues, it is always better to be aware of the risks and help prevent them.

This article lists helpful tips to get your desired tan safer and faster.

Prepare before Your Tan

Before tanning, it's advisable to be as prepared as possible. In this way, you can be confident that you will get your desired tan without any problems. It helps to think about how tan you want to get, how much time it will take to achieve the decided color, and what processes you will be undergoing to take care of your skin in the process.

If you're tanning outdoors on vacation, it's best to be aware of the sun's position and the UV Index of the location so make sure you'll be able to cope with the elements. It's always advisable to wear sunglasses, drink water, and apply chapstick, no matter how shady it is while you're tanning.

Eat Foots Rich in Lycopene and Beta Carotene

Beta carotene is a form of Vitamin A. It is a substance that can be found in various types of food and helps our skin cells get darker. However, not all food contains it. So, if you want to get your tan faster, you can consume foods rich in beta carotene. Examples of food rich in beta carotene are carrots, kale, apricots, and sweet potatoes.

Similarly, lycopene is a carotenoid found in tomatoes. It is a substance known to help reduce the risk of cancer, heart problems, and other severe health conditions. Examples of lycopene-rich food are tomatoes, watermelon, and pink grapefruit.

Change Positions While Tanning

It's not a good idea to stay in the same position for a long time. It's recommended to change positions while tanning to prevent weird tan lines and uneven spots on your skin.

Use an SPF 20 Sunscreen With Tan Boost Technology

You should always use sunscreen when tanning outdoors. If you don't use sunscreen, your skin might develop an uncomfortable sunburn.

SPF 20 sunscreens are recommended because they can help block UVA and UVB rays that are harmful to the skin but also allow the skin to develop some pigment naturally. Always look for "broad spectrum" sun products, like Smart Screen, so you can ensure that you are protected from BOTH UVA and UVB rays.

Keep Your Skin Moisturized While Tanning

Before, during, and after your session in the sun, it is essential to moisturize your skin to keep it from flaking and to improve the skin's elasticity overall. Nothing is more refreshing after a day in the sun than a cool shower, so try our High Tide, In-Shower Moisturizer,  to help in repairing the moisture barrier of your skin and help seal water in your skin to keep it more hydrated

Choose a Good Time To Tan

Tanning outside can always be risky because, unlike heat, we can't actually feel how much UV Exposure we are getting. For this reason, is always better to tan when the sun's rays are not as strong or intense, as a precautionary measure. The sun is strongest from noon to 2 p.m, so it is advisable not to spend much time outside during these hours.

Take Breaks In-between

We'll be honest: don't expect to reach your desired tan in one session outside. It's best to take "off days" in between tanning to let your skin rest, recover and rehydrate.

Additionally, the number of days you'll need to spend outside to get the desired tan varies from one person to another, so you should never compare your tan time to someone else. Instead, make sure you are treating your skin well, and prepare to take as many days as necessary to get the tan you want.

Don’t Tan for Too Long

Laying out can be relaxing and feel great on the skin, however, it is also easy to severely damage your skin by its harmful effects. As such, you have to know the right time to stop. If you don't take care of your skin, it could lead to hyperpigmentation and the appearance of permanent brown spots on the skin.

Conclusion

It's not difficult to get a nice tan if you follow the above tips. Always remember to be cautious of the risks that can occur when tanning so that you can avoid them.

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