We recently received this story request during our CCO, Sarah Howard’s, Q&A on our private Facebook group. We couldn’t help but wonder, how many other humans need to know healthy ways to bronze this summer?
Before we get into our safe suntanning tips, we must remind you to book your annual melanoma check. Yes, do it right now. Take 10 minutes to call your dermatologist and schedule your appointment, and then we give you permission to keep reading this article.
For most, a sun-kissed glow boosts confidence, can help mask the appearance of cellulite (you know the saying—if you can’t tone it, tan it), and makes for a dewy no-makeup makeup look. Plus, in moderation (of course), soaking up vitamin D alters our mood by triggering our dopamine and serotonin levels in the brain so we can literally just be happy.
It goes without saying, daily SPF is a non-negotiable. Face, hands, neck—these areas are the first to show early signs of aging mainly due to sun exposure. So, once you’ve applied your non-toxic sunscreen, how do you stay protected and still get a nice tan?
Without further ado (now that you’ve booked your yearly skin-cancer check), here are our helpful tips to get a tan—the safer way.
Whether you move your lounger under a massive tree or buy a chic outdoor umbrella, it’s important to take breaks from the sunshine to avoid a painful sunburn and sun damage. Change positions too, not only for even lines but to avoid overexposure in one area.
We also recommend wearing an oversized hat to keep your face shaded. So you have your SPF, sunglasses, face shield, and large sun hat—it’s a vibe, we promise.
If spray tans are your thing, do your research and book an appointment at a salon that specializes in non-toxic airbrushing. These solutions are free from alcohol, sulfates, and other chemicals of concern. Instead, they’re packed with clean and organic ingredients for a flawless and quick tan.
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