Sun’s out, skin will follow! Warmer temperatures mean fewer layers and that means a better chance of getting your tan on. Although tanning has been associated with a myriad of health concerns, there are benefits to catching a few rays.
Vitamin D is one of the most important nutrients for the body. It aids in the absorption of calcium, magnesium, and phosphate, and can prevent cancer and heart disease. A lack of vitamin D is also associated with depression, meaning getting some sun is good for your mental health, too.
Not to mention, that envious healthy glow that only a tan can provide! If you are planning to spend some time in the sun and fine-tune your tan, here are some skin care tips to help you shine.
Whether we choose to acknowledge it or not, even a slight tan is essentially a mild sunburn. Your skin may feel warmer than usual and is likely on the drier side. That’s why it’s important to give your body’s largest organ as much moisture as possible. Creams or gels that include aloe vera will keep your skin cool and hydrated and prevent that dreaded peeling.
Go for Gold
Tanned skin, particularly on your face, offers an opportunity to experiment with new make-up shades. The darker hue pairs beautifully with bronze and golden tones, as well as peachy pinks. If you’re feeling bold, a red lip makes a sexy statement.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to darken your skin tone a shade or two, but it’s imperative to do it safely. As essential as sunshine is, those rays can also be harmful. Protect your skin by using a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15.