Summer has just landed, and many people are already at the beach flaunting their bikinis and enjoying the summer sun. The hottest time of the year has had a reputation for unleashing everyone’s wild side, and perhaps a little bit of their vanity.
During the summer, everyone is vying to get the perfect tan and sun-kissed glow. However, it’s important to know that a little exposure to the sun can already go a long way. It’s probably best not to stay under the heat for too long. Why? The sun’s harmful UV rays can leave a dent on a person’s skin.
Overexposure to sunlight, more specifically UV radiation, can cause sun spots, wrinkles, accelerated aging, and skin cancer. It’s found out that natural UV radiation from the sun may increase by about 25% at the beach, as it is reflected by the water and yellow sand. That said, we’re bringing you healthier alternatives to getting the perfect tan this summer.
Self Tanning Body Lotion
What’s great about a self tanning body lotion is that it still gives the moisture and nourishment your skin needs. You want to combat the effects of sunlight exposure, while still enjoying a beautiful Summer tan. Before applying the self-tanning body lotion, make sure first to exfoliate your body using a natural scrub and loofah. Avoid exfoliators with microbeads, because these are potentially hazardous to both the skin and the environment.
In make-up, we have contour palettes, creams, and bronzing powders that do a great job narrowing your face to your liking. If you want to achieve a beautiful summer tan for your face and cleavage, you can bring out the exact same products and apply them on your face strategically with a large brush for that perfect glow. Be sure to use organic or mineral-based makeup products that don’t come with hazardous chemicals as these could deeply impact your skin.
DIY Tanning Concoction
For health junkies who have trust issues when it comes to makeup, there’s no need to fret. You can still get a wonderful summer tan using safe household materials. In fact, you’ll only need two ingredients to make this tanning cream. The secret ingredient? Sugarless cocoa powder.
Now, it’s very important that you get the sugarless cocoa because otherwise, you’re going to end up being a hot sticky mess. The other ingredient would be your favorite lotion. This has to be white or colorless to achieve the best color. Add cocoa powder into a few pumps of lotion, and mix together until a beautiful brown color is achieved. Apply it on your hand. If you’re not satisfied with the color, add more cocoa powder until you come up with your desired shade of brown. When you’re done, take note of your measurements and apply the lotion on the rest of your body.
Who says you have to go the beach to get the perfect summer tan? Not everyone has the luxury of going to the beach anyway. Now, you can achieve sun-kissed skin without the threat of the harmful UV rays.