Building a Healthy Tan
Getting a tan doesn't imply burning your skin.
If you have fair skin and love the look of a beautiful tan, you are probably always looking for a way to obtain a healthy beautiful glow. The simplest way to do it - although not the safest, or most efficient is to lay out under the sun for hours until you get the desired tone you are looking for. Often times this results in a burn first, rather than that beautiful bronze glow.
Instead of burning your skin, you should gradually build up your tan. Here are some tips to get you on your way.
ALWAYS PROTECT YOUR SKIN
Regardless of whether you choose to go out in the sun, in a tanning bed or sunless, make sure you always protect your skin. Indoor tanning lotions, which are meant to be used in sunbeds can help protect your skin against artificial UV rays. They are designed to hydrate and replenish your skin with many of the vitamins that your body can be lacking.
DON'T RUSH THE PROCESS
Just like you shouldn't stay in the sun for 10 hours on end, you shouldn't resort to using tanning beds for long periods of time. Sunbeds are meant to work their magic within a few minutes. It accelerates the process of tanning but, if done properly, don't overdo it. All things in moderation.
GIVE YOUR SKIN A BREAK
The process of melanin production in your skin continues for some hours after being exposed to UV rays. Over this time, your color will deepen. Allowing your skin to rest is an essential part of building a beautiful tan. Once the color sets in, you can tell if you would like to go darker or keep it as is.