As the days grow warmer and warmer, many individuals have started to bask as much of the sun’s warmth as they could. Tanning turns up the heat for the warmer days; it’s no surprise with how people try to cool down with the warmer climate. Despite the wonder that a bronze tone can give you, keeping a healthy tan can be quite taxing.

woman-358765_1280-200x300-4266194With the heat going up a notch, your skin is treated to more damage than you’d hope. It becomes even more damaged if you opt to get a tan through sunbathing or the aid of a tanning bed. For a better output without having to go through such great lengths, you can make use of self tanners. Self tanners do not need the sun or UV rays to give you the much desired tan but they can pack a good amount of nutrients to help care for your skin.

No matter what method you use to get the shade of brown for your skin, keeping it can be a trickier task. Despite your darker color, your skin is still under the onslaught from the sun if you’re consistently hanging out of the house. Don’t forget to moisturize your skin. In order to maintain the suppleness of your skin, you’ll need to keep it hydrated; moisturized skin avoids wrinkling. One of the best sources of hydration is consistently drinking water as well as using topical products rich in aloe vera.

If you’ve been outside for most of the day, it’s best to take a cool shower. Not only does the shower help cool your body down but using hot water tends to dry your skin up. Dry skin eventually leads to peeling which is a big no-no to keeping tanned skin. You’ll also want to make use of a soft soap, such as liquid soap, so it won’t be so abrasive to your skin.

In a much deeper approach, your body also reflects how healthy you’re eating. If you’re the type to take away a lot of junk food, this can’t bode well for your body. Swapping the unhealthy palate can be quite a drastic change but with some fruits added into your meals, you’ll definitely expect a change. Have some avocados and nuts for a snack; they aid your skin in keeping its elasticity. If you’re looking into some greens, adding some spinach, broccoli, kale and carrots can tip the scales to suppler skin.

Supple skin can be difficult especially as the number on your age grows. However, don’t let a simple number stop you from getting beautiful tanned young-looking skin.