7 Tips To Get The Suntan Right This Summer

Stand out those colors and prints of your wardrobe this summer by adding a tint of tan to your skin. It’s more like adding opal effect to your real life looks. True, it comes with other pitfalls like UV rays to worry about, awkward orange colors to avoid, and tan lines to consider. Nonetheless, you look great if the tan is right. We will tell you how to.

1. Use the right scrub

Use the right scrub

Before you start, you must exfoliate before sun exposure. The act of exfoliation removes the dead cells from the uppermost layer of the skin and allows for fresh skin to appear. You can scrub or buff away the dead skin cells by using scrubs like sugar, oatmeal, and salt with a loofah pad or exfoliating glove. The removal of dead skin will also allow you to tan more easily because your tan will appear and fade evenly.


2. Protect your nails and eyelids

Protect your nails and eyelids

Apply extra moisturizer at the tips of your nails and your eyelids to protect them before you go out in the Sun. The skin around your eyes, including your eyes themselves, are delicate to UV rays. Failure to take proper care can result in the development of eye diseases like cataract, age-related macular degeneration, and eye cancers. Keep your eyes protected by wearing shades and applying some petroleum jelly to avoid UV rays from directly penetrating.

3. Select your tanning time, Avoid peak hours

Select your tanning time

Spending a whole day at the beach may give you a tan look for a day but it may very well leave you with sunburns when you leave. The best way to get a healthy summer glow is to tan in small doses. It is important to choose wisely what time you decide to go for an outdoor sun-based tan. The timing around 10-4 is the most incorrect time to get the tan. The morning sunshine will bring you the right melanin content and tanning shade.

4. Wear the right sunscreen and not sunblock

Wear the right sunscreen

Tan with a sunscreen in a better way. Naturally fair skin has low amount of melanin, which can leave the skin vulnerable to the sun’s carcinogenic UV rays.
Remember to apply SPF 15 to 30 minutes before you go in the sun, reapply 15 to 30 minutes after you have been exposed to the sun, and only reapply if you are not using a water proof sunscreen. Rather, use a water proof sunscreen. Using a sunblock may not give you the right amount of tan for evenly exposing your body to a level. Use lip balm with sunscreen as well.

5. Eat sun friendly food

 Eat sun friendly food

No. Sun is not the only thing to gain than tan. Certain foods are also good for tanning. Food like carrot, tomato, spinach, Fish and mostly food rich in Vitamin E. These food help you build the defense against the wrong tan. Drink plenty of water. Water ensures that you are constantly flushing your system of anything that your body doesn’t want to keep, it also means you’ll remain hydrated – something that’s important if you’re going to be spending a long time in the sun.

6. Hydrate. Use the right sun tan lotion

Use the right sun tan lotion

With water, you might need the right sun tan lotion as well. As per the instructions, apply the lotion or spray evenly, taking care to get all skin covered. The best lotions will be noncomedogenic, which means it won’t clog your pores.

7. Moisturize skin and hydrate even after tanning

 Moisturize skin and hydrate

Use an aloe-based skin lotion to sooth and moisturize your skin. It helps in soothing down the redness acquired and prevents your skin from drying up. It is very necessary to hydrate your skin by drinking plenty of water. Jump in the pool to cool yourself down now and then, too.


When you see the carotenoid tan appearing on your skin, it’s time to swank around those beaches and wear your flower-printed bikinis to give yourself an intensified look. And it is very important to give some rest to your skin after exposing it to sun, keep applying moisturizer and lip balms. Happy tanning!

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