Characteristics of the best tanning lotion
Becoming the bronzed god or goddess does not necessarily mean that you will have to buy a bunch of expensive self-tanners and other stuff of sorts. Lately, using instant tanners and tanning salons have become a trend but there are still a lot of people who prefer old fashioned sun tanning with the right lotion and protection; some others think of it as a way to relax and getting loose from the daily duties. Because we encourage people to try this, next up we will explain the main things to have in mind when choosing the right sun tanning lotions and other recommendations and awareness.
What should I have in mind?
Because of the UVB (ultraviolet B) radiation emitted by the sun, exposing your bare skin to the sun can cause some serious problems depending on your skin tone. The lighter your skin is, the more likely you are to get skin irritations, premature wrinkles, sallowness (yellow discoloration of the skin) or even skin cancer on the long run. That been said, we ought to have some protection on while exposing ourselves to the sun. We recommend you to use sun creams or other sorts of protection sprays; using these products will not stop the sun tanning lotion effect, it will just protect your skin from the sun. Also, you should re-apply the sunscreen or protection spray around every twenty minutes of exposure and every time you come in and out of the water (if you are at the beach or pool).
You should avoid tanning between the sun’s peak hours (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) because it is that moment when you are more vulnerable to getting burned or not being able to control your gradual tanning.
So, what is the best tanning lotion for that matter?
There are some sun tanning lotions that have, apart from the tan-inducing effect, the right amount of SPF (sun protection factor) in order for the users to not only get the right tan but also be protected while doing it. The amount of times the user must re-apply the lotion depends on their skin tone and how dark you want your skin to look.
Although these sun tanning and protection lotions are a bit more expensive, they are still way cheaper than the usual self-tanners or tanning salon sessions and you can get them at any local pharmacy.
That’s nice, what if I did not measure my exposure and burned my skin?
First, to avoid burning your skin if you are not used to tanning outdoors, we highly encourage you to try sun tanning gradually. By this we mean that you should tan just a little every two or three days and you will notice the progress every week or so.
If you failed and already look like a human-lobster, you must apply cooling aloe lotions for sunburns. They are quite cheap and will re-hydrate your skin, making it less painful and speeding the healing process. The information shown here is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Please consult a health care professional.