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sky-sunny-clouds-cloudy-300x168-8106437Sunscreen is a common item to use when it comes to protecting your skin from the sun’s harm. It’s an important thing to put on since the sun is going to be doing a lot of harm to your body when you’re under the sun for a long amount of time. We’ve always known that sunscreen is a very important part of our regimen when we’re going to be doing a lot of activities outside of our home.

While sunscreen is always a good aid to our sunbathing or staying under the sun, we have to be particular with the sunscreen that we use. Normally, we would opt for sunscreen that has a high SPF value. Unfortunately, its been found that sunscreen containing a lot of SPF, sun protecting factor, does not really have more value than those with smaller SPF. At times, we opt for high SPF valued sunscreen to provide a barrier for our skin. Dermatologists don’t really recommend the ridiculously high value of SPF but opt for individuals to use a wide spectrum sunscreen instead. Wide spectrum sunscreen block both UVA and UVB rays.

Another thing we usually do is apply sunscreen once. Unfortunately, sunscreen works like lotion or creams. It can wash off or dry before you know it and needs to be re-applied to continue protecting your skin. It is important to apply the sunscreen every two to three hours, much less time if you sweat a lot or swim after applying sunscreen. It’s important to remember to let the sunscreen soak into the skin which would usually be around 30 minutes to an hour before going under the sun. Your skin needs to absorb the sunscreen to be able to make it work. Usually, we would dive into the waters right after putting sunscreen.

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woman-legs-relaxation-beauty-3-199x300-4923342Getting self tanned skin is one hurdle off one’s chest if done correctly. However, the most important step to enjoying a good tan is trying to take good care of it. Taking care of one’s tan can range from a lot of ways but since it’s a warm season we’re getting into, keeping one’s skin hydrated and well-moisturized is an important skin care practice for summer. There’s a lot of ways to provide your skin hydration but let’s look into the best type of moisturizer for tanned skin.

Tanned skin can be linked to damage skin if done through sunbathing or indoor tanning. Since this tanned skin is already damaged, it can provide the same protection and process that healthy skin has. For this kind of tanned skin, you may need a softer moisturizing agent such as aloe vera. Aloe vera is a well-known moisturizing source thus you can apply it to inflamed or tanned skin.  You can easily lather the contents of an aloe vera onto your skin.

If you don’t have any aloe vera in hand, you can make use of honey for moisturizing. Honey is great to soothe inflamed skin, can sort out wounds since honey is antibiotic. You can mix some honey to a little bit of water and apply to your skin to keep it moisturized. It’s a great natural moisturizer to your face since it isn’t harsh to one’s skin.

You can also try to make use of coconut oil. For this case, using the rawest form of the coconut oil is the ideal since you need it to be pure. Just let the coconut wax melt in your hands until it becomes coconut oil and apply to your skin. This moisturizing agent can be applied to both your body and your face.

Give your skin some time to rest before applying some moisturizing agents.

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leg-2554756_640-300x200-1774620Days are going to be warmer in the coming weeks. Not surprising as spring is going to end and summer is at the cusp of the year. With the promise of the sun’s constant presence in the sky, there’s a lot of things to do for summer. One of the most common places to go for summer is the beach. Although beaches are a common choice to go for summer vacations or summer trips, you aren’t limited to that. You can also have your share of trekking or picnics by the park. Summer is the season to make the most of what you can do outdoors. One of the biggest obstacles to having a good trip during this warm season is the things to bring. You can’t pack the same things you did during summer. If you aren’t sure what to add into your summer travel kit, here are some items for you to consider: – Sunscreen. It’s important to put a good layer of sunscreen before going out. You should get a sunscreen that has a wide spectrum to ward of UVA and UVB rays. Also get one that has a high SPF. It’s important to re-apply your sunscreen every two to three hours. – Self tanners. While most individuals opt to get their tan through sunbathing during these warm days, using self tanners doesn’t make your summer glow less spectacular. Self tanning can give you the tanned skin without putting yourself in harm’s way to achieve it. If you had your tan down through sunbathing, self tanners can help improve your current tan.

– Water. Always bring your supply of bottled water to keep yourself cool during warm days. Underestimating the value of water on hot days is going to be a bad experience. Try to avoid using plastic bottles to lessen the chances of rubbish.

sun-tanning-2-200x300-5190325Sunbathing is one of the most common ways to enjoy one’s time by the beach. With the days getting warmer and warmer, it isn’t surprising to find a lot of individuals clamouring for their share of the sun. Normally, sunbathing is done along the shore since you can quickly take a dip by the sea to cool off. However, through recent years, sunbathing can be done at the park or in your backyard. With the accessibility of places to sunbathe, there are also some things to consider after sunbathing to keep one’s wellbeing in good condition.

No matter where you opt to get your share of the sun, you’ll want to follow some of these tips after sunbathing:

– Take in a lot of fluids. Being under the sun is going to take a toll on your body. Try to cool off immediately once you’re in the shade. Drink some cool water or any drinks as well as trying to let your body cool down. If you’re by the beach, take a quick dip to let some steam out or if you’re at home, take a shower. Avoid hot showers at all cost; this will harm your body and make your skin dry up. Make sure to put some moisturizing skin care products to soothe your heated skin.

– Avoid staying under the sun right after sunbathing. Your skin is still recovering from being under the sun for hours on end thus you’ll want to stay in the shade for some time. Give at least 24 hours to let your skin rest before tanning again. You can also make use of self tanners to avoid putting your skin under further harm to bolster your tan or to touch up on spots that are uneven. Self tanners are also ideal in sculpting your tan as they work like a semi-permanent bronzer.

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accessories-beach-300x200-9727218The days are surely getting warmer and warmer that a lot of individuals would make their way to the beach. With that said, a lot of harm can be inflicted upon your skin. Most beaches provide very few shade or even trees to take shade from. Too much exposure to the sun can cause a lot of harm to your skin thus it’s always good to be particular with the skincare you need when you go to the beach. If you aren’t familiar with the skin care routine for going to the beach, here are some tips on how you can take care of your skin:

– Moisturizers. It’s nothing new to hear about how hot it is by the beach. Exposure to a lot of heat can cause your skin to dry up thus it’s always a great idea to put on some moisturizer before you head out. Make sure to put some moisturizer in the morning and in the evening.

– A very important thing to your skin care regimen before you hit the beach is sunscreen. Sunscreen is very important since this is your initial defense against the harmful rays of the sun. An important tip is to purchase a wide spectrum with high spf value. The higher the SPF value, the more protection you. But it’s important to let the sunscreen set on your skin for thirty minutes before you head out so your skin can absorb it.

– Stay under the shade whenever you can. If you’re not doing your sunbathing routine or not out in the sea, stay under a wide umbrella as much as you can. Exposing your skin to too much of the sun’s rays can raise the chances of getting skin cancer. The sun’s UV rays are even deadlier between 9 am until 4 pm.

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fake-tan-300x200-6199685Self tanning has become quite a lucrative approach to getting one’s tan. With how much harm sunbathing and indoor tanning has done, it’s no surprise that self tanning would become a preferred method to get a tan. Due to that, there’s a bunch of self tanners in the market that you can sift through. With so many options on how to apply your self tanner, be it towelettes, spray tanning or the usual means of using a tanning mitt, choosing the best self tanner is a tall order to fix.

While you can berate for hours on end with your friend of which self tanner is the best, there’s a list here for the top 5 self tanners that you can try out for yourself.
5. Tan Towel Towelettes – This self tanner is great for anyone who’s on the go most of the time. It gives a great coverage and cleanses your face during application.
4. Whish Self Tanner Body Butter – If you want to have a bronze tone to your tan, you can be sure that this self tanner leaves a nice shade while also nourishing your skin in the process.
3. Carol’s Beauty Sun Tanning Lotion and Enhancer Oil – This self tanner can help bolster up your sun tanned skin. It’s lightweight and can add a better glow to your current tan.
2. Loving Tan – If you want a tan that’s dark and doesn’t take so much time to achieve, this self tanner can do the trick.
1. Thermalabs Self Tanner – This particular self tanner ranks as the top on our list due to its organic origins. It has a wide selection of methods for application and the most ideal choice for individuals who have sensitive skin. Due to its organic origin, you can be sure to get a lot of pros from using this self tanner.

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sunshine-300x200-3849378Taking care of your skin is a very important step to looking your best every day. One of the ways to uplift one’s body image is tanning and most of the tanning done across the world is through sunbathing. Sunbathing is a method of absorbing much of the sun’s rays to get you the bronze hue. When we are younger, our first defense against the sun is being lathered in sunscreen.

Sunscreen is something we usually put on when we go to the beach but it should be lathered to our skin whenever we go out. As was mentioned, sunscreen is our initial safeguard from getting damage from the sun. In most sunscreens, we see something called SPF. SPF means skin protecting factor which tells how much instances the sunscreen can defend your skin from the sun’s harm. The higher the value for the SPF, the lesser the UV rays to get to your skin. Thus, pick those with high SPF sunscreen for your next beach trip.

Sunscreen can work in two ways, either as an absorber or a reflector. As an absorber, the sunscreen lessens the intensity of the sun to a low heat which your skin can absorb with ease. Unfortunately, trying to identify the ideal absorber sunscreen is hard but it’s safe to pick a broad spectrum sunscreen. This sunscreen can both handled the UVA and UVB rays.

As a reflector, the sunscreen bounces back the harmful rays of the sun. One downside for this sunscreen is its composition; much of this sunscreen relies on zinc oxide to reflect the sun’s rays. This can cause an allergic reaction to some thus if you have sensitive skin, an broad spectrum sunscreen is a good aid for you.

One important tip is to apply the sunscreen at least thirty minutes before heading out and to let it dry completely on your skin. The sunscreen needs to absorbed to your skin before it can do any good.

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new-year-300x200-9521886With 2017 nearing a close, there’s still so much to be done before the year ends. This can not only cause a lot of stress on us but also cause us to ignore our body’s basic needs such as sleep or rest. These greatly impact how our body functions and worse of all, how we look. Now we don’t want to look very sad, tired and disheveled when welcoming the new year right? Thus you’ll want to follow these tips to help you prep yourself for the upcoming 2018:

– Take at good amount of rest. This should be at least eight hours of sleep or taking a break in the afternoon if you had a tiring ordeal during the morning. If you’re hoping to travel to another country, especially one with a different climate, make sure to get as much rest as you can. This gives your body the much-needed energy and your skin, less stress that can affect it during travel.

– Exfoliate the dead skin cells away. What’s a great way to welcome the new year than cleansing out the layer of dead skin off your body. Cleansing is an important step to keeping healthy skin so try to scrub off the layer of impurities off your skin when you can. However, it’s best to limit your exfoliating sessions at most twice a week. You don’t want to ruin your skin by constantly cleansing it.

– Tailor your skin care regimen for each season. Your summer skin care regimen won’t work for winter, and vice versa. As we welcome the new year, it’s still going to be a little chilly but prepping on some skin care items for spring can surely give you great skin when the flowering season comes. Another very important item in these skin care regimens is your choice of moisturizer which is attuned to the season it is dedicated for.

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moisturizing-tanned-skin-300x200-7886762Tanned skin is a feat that can take some time to achieve. With that thought in mind, it’s going to be a trouble to keep it as perfect as the day you got it. One factor would be how our skin is easily affected by our lifestyle and the changes in the environment around us. If you’re not careful, your skin can easily shed off the layer of tan that you worked your best to get.

In order to avoid such a scenario, you’d want to take better care of your body. Moisturizing one’s skin is very important to keeping a good tan. Dry skin can easily appear and it is quite damaging to one’s tan as it will leave you with an uneven tone. In order to avoid this, one of the most basic approaches would be to drink at least eight glasses of water a day. Keeping your body hydrated is one way to keep your skin moisturized.

For this cold season, you’ll want to make use of skin care products to ante up the hydration levels of your skin. A good way would be to make use of lotions and creams. However, you should be careful with these products. It’s best you avoid using those that contain retinol. Retinol is a chemical that lightens skin and if your tan is a self tan, that’s going to ruin your tan in no time. In a lighter note, it’s best to apply these moisturizers right after a bath to lock in as much moisture in your skin.

Avoid wearing tight clothing right after tanning your body. It’s been known that tight clothing can restrict your skin’s ability to ‘breathe’. Another factor would be the absences of moisture from the air that can help your skin avoid drying. Try to wear loose but warm clothing during these cold days.

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dry-skin-solution-300x200-8095004Dry skin is a big disadvantage when it comes to self tanning. Normally you’d want to get rid of the layer of dry skin cells prior to self tanning by doing some exfoliating. However, if you’re someone who has sensitive skin or skin that easily dries out, dry skin can be a common occurrence. To be able to avoid ruining your tan, here are some tips to consider: