Tan Safely and Smell Tropical This Summer
I love summertime because I walk around smelling like a coconut mixed with tropical oils. That is thanks to the sunscreen I put on to be safe and protect my skin (any SPF lower then 15 is not really that good for you) and to feel like I have that summer aura to me and smell great around my boyfriend. But, some of the lotions can be super sticky or some of the great smelling suncscreens only include and SPF of 4
Which sunscreens will have you smelling like the beach, but are also safe and efficient at protecting your skin?
Sun Bum SPF 15 Premium Moisturizing Sunscreen Lotion goes on easily and doesn’t leave your skin greasy. It smells like fresh bananas and coconuts too, so you will probably want to keep applying and applying. Better yet, Sun Bum makes all its products paraben-free, which means it uses only natural ingredients. It uses vitamin E, which is an antioxidant that helps neutralize all free radicals, which are what makes your sunburned skin look dry and old.
Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion Sunscreen at SPF 30 is truly a little miracle inside a bottle. It protects your skin at a high level of SPF, but still feels like a moisturizing lotion. It has ribbons of silk hydration that will keep your skin moisturized for the entire day with a great tropical scent. The scent wears off about after about 2 hours and then stays on light, but it smells potent when applying. Since it glides on easily, you will be probably use a lot of it, so buy it in a bundle pack. Seriously, this lotion is not oily either. The shea butter and exotic botanicals in it make it smell like a dream.
Tips for getting your best tan
Using either of the above sunscreen lotions will keep your skin safe and smelling like a beachy day, but there are also other things you can do to ensure you get the best tan. The first is to always exfoliate your skin, because if you tan on skin that is not fresh or new and was about to fall off, then your tan will have been for nothing. Make sure you are freshly shaved, got a new facial and that you have dry brushed your skin to prep it for tanning.
For acne-sufferers, all the ingredients in acne products make skin even more sensitive to the sun because of the harsh chemicals and ingredients. If you know you will be spending a week at the beach, try to lay off or use only half of the acne products you use one week prior so that your skin will no burn as easily.
Fruits and veggies that are red and orange, which have lycopene in them, help to prepare the skin for tanning since lycopene darkens your skin when eaten regularly in your diet. The foods warm up your skin tone, so be sure to include some tomatoes, watermelon, mangoes, grapefruit, carrots and red peppers in your diet to give some warmth to your skin before your tanning process begins.