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5 Tips to Get the Perfect Tan

If you wanna get sun-kissed not sun-burnt

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Getting the perfect tan may sound easy as a notion, all you can do is simply lay down by the beach once the sun rises until it goes down. But that technique doesn’t work all the time. The sunburns, inflammations, and possible infections you didn’t see coming can spoil it all. Getting the perfect tan without injuries apparently requires some effort. Here are our editors’ five tips to get the perfect tan this summer. 

SPF FIRST

It’s funny that some people still think wearing sunscreen will block the tan out. The truth is, sunscreens are just to protect your skin from harmful consequences on the long run. While getting a tan, it’s crucial to protect your skin from harmful UV rays. Go for a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, and apply it generously before sun exposure. Reapply every two hours, especially after swimming or sweating. 

GRADUAL EXPOSURE FOR SAFER TANNING

Avoid prolonged exposure during peak sun hours (10 AM to 4 PM) when UV rays are strongest. Instead, gradually increase your sun exposure time, starting with 10-15 minutes per side and gradually extending it as your skin adapts. This method reduces the risk of sunburn while allowing your skin to develop a tan more safely.

HYDRATE YOUR SKIN

Moisturized skin tans more evenly and holds onto the tan longer. After sun exposure, use a hydrating lotion or after-sun product to soothe and nourish your skin. Look for formulas containing aloe vera, vitamin E, or hyaluronic acid to replenish moisture and maintain your skin’s elasticity.

TANNING PRODUCTS ARE GAME CHANGERS

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When sun-bathing alone can give you darker shade, applying tanning products will give you the perfect sun-kissed look. Pick tanning oils or creams that contain spf for a safer tan. 

NO BABY OIL.. PLEASE

Who started that idea? Like seriously who? Whoever spread the myth that baby oils can be used as a tanning product must be questioned on spot. Studies found that baby oil attracts UV rays and allows them to penetrate the skin more deeply, increasing risks of getting skin cancer.

Happy summer and safe tan!

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