There are so many ways to achieve a glowing tan. The healthiest and most natural way is still through sun tanning. Of course, tanning beds and airbrush tanning are popular, but there is something about laying out under the sun that people love. However, with sun tanning comes pesky tan lines. Here are some sun tanning tips to avoid those unwanted tan lines.
Effective Sun Tanning Methods to Achieve an Even Tan
1. Put on Tanning Lotion
Tanning lotions protect your skin and can help you achieve an even tan. This is made possible by a combination of sunscreen, which protects your skin and DHA, which interacts with amino acids in your skin to make it darker.
2. Turn Your Body Over for an Even Tan
Lying on your back at the beach is a perfect way to tan. It allows you to catch sun rays from the side making it much easier for your skin to bronze. Make sure your tan is even by giving both the front and back of your body equal amounts of sun exposure. Try turning over every 15 minutes to get an even tan.
3. Nude Tanning
Tanning in your birthday suit is probably the easiest way to achieve a perfectly even tan without the lines. While most prefer to be in their bikini while tanning, some people are open to the idea of nude tanning. If you’re comfortable with nude tanning (and if the venue permits it), you can try it at the beach. You can also opt for a more private session at the tanning salon. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the nude tanning basics before going.
4. Use Different Swimsuits
If nude tanning is a big no-no for you, don’t worry! You can still achieve an even tan while wearing your bikini. Try using a different kind of bikini that exposes a different area of your body each time you tan. If you’re wearing a halter bikini top today, try wearing a strapless one tomorrow. This gives different parts of your body the same amount of sun exposure to avoid unwanted tan lines.
5. Tan-Through Swimsuits
Is it possible to get a tan while wearing a swimsuit? Yes! Cooltan Tan-Through Swimwear’s fabric allows half of the sun’s rays to pass through your skin even when it’s covered by the suit. Also, since only half of the rays pass through, your skin is still protected, similar to when you use a medium level sunscreen.
6. Stay Hydrated
Make sure to hydrate both your skin and body when sun tanning. Hydrating toners will help you achieve an even tan and can even extend the longevity of your bronze glow. When tanning outdoors, make sure to drink at least 8 ounces of water every hour. Keeping your body hydrated while tanning also exfoliates toxins, keeping your skin looking healthy.
7. Wear SPF 10-15 Sunscreen During the First Few Tanning Sessions
Overexposure to the sun can cause severe damage to your health. To prevent this from happening, apply a low coverage SPF sunscreen to avoid painful burns. Don’t worry, it won’t prevent you from tanning and will even help you get a beautiful base tan. When your skin starts to tan, you can switch to applying a tanning lotion.
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Sun tanning is a natural and healthy way to achieve a bronze glow, but with it comes the risk of getting pesky tan lines. However, by following just a few simple steps before and during your tanning sesh, you can easily get the color you’re aiming for without the unsightly white marks on your body. We hope you’ve gained some tips for avoiding tan lines in this article. Now, sit back, relax, and enjoy the warm glow of the sun. Just don’t forget to hydrate!
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