Get an Attractive Tan with These Safe Tanning Tips

Tan woman applying sunscreen

Tan woman applying sunscreenDo you cringe each time your pale legs greet you in the mirror? Most people with fair skin would rather have a delicious tan instead. You can always spray on a fake tan, but it does not quite compare to the real thing.

All that fun in the sun as your skin works up that melanin and your body releases serotonin, which helps you beat the blues. A real tan lasts longer too. If you are not careful, however, you might end up putting yourself at risk of sunburn or even skin cancer. Here are some tips to help you prevent that.

Use Good Tanning Oil

Good tanning oil helps speed up tanning, so you do not have to stay too long in the hot sun. You can buy oils for an organic tan if you are in Australia online. Organic variants are safer and more potent.

Do Not Forget the Sunscreen

It is not all about the SPF; always use a sunscreen that says “broad spectrum” on the bottle. If you have very fair skin, at least SPF 30 or 50 can give you ample protection. Reapply it every two hours you are in the sun. Do not rely on the tanning oil’s SPF. Use a separate sunscreen from a trusted brand.

You Can Start out with a Fake Tan

A spray-on tan is fine, actually. You can use it to start, so you do not have to feel too embarrassed about your pale skin when you first hit the beach. That spray-on tan does not protect you from the sun, though. You can still burn, perhaps more quickly.

As with the tanning oil, do not depend on the spray-on tan’s SPF. Use sunscreen.

Don’t Use Tanning Beds

Did you know that tanning or sunbeds may put you at a higher risk of getting skin cancer? How much greater? About 75% higher. There is hardly any vitamin D-stimulating UVB from a tanning bed. There is mostly UVA.

Take Beta-Carotene

Taking 25g beta-carotene every day raises your protection from skin cancer. Increase your consumption of tomatoes too. Tomatoes’ antioxidants increase the production of lycopene, which protects your skin from the sun.

Go and get a nice tan. Just remember these tips to enjoy the sun without the risks.