Tanning season is fast approaching, and with it comes many questions about the best ways for healthy burn free tanning. TanMeOn has put together a list of some useful tips and tricks to help answer some common questions about getting a radiant summer glow while minimizing the risk of skin damage and tan lines!
What time of day should I be in the sun to best promote healthy, burn-free tanning?
The obvious answer to what time of day is best for tanning is mid-day, when the sun is at its highest. Not only will going out between the hours of noon and 3:00p.m. allow a tanner to experience the maximum amount of sun a day has to offer, but it’s also the best time to take in all the free and healthy vitamin D, as well. However, with that much direct sun people, especially those with fair skin, are also at risk of sunburn. So, to avoid burning while also achieving a quick tan, be sure to choose a tanning lotion with SPF and reapply it regularly, try to limit sun exposure to about an hour at a time, and be aware that even on cloudy days a sunburn is a definite possibility!
Are there any locations where it is easier than others to tan quickly?
Taking a stroll on the beach can help promote quick tanning thanks to the reflective nature of the water and the sand, while the walking itself can be useful in maintaining an even, all-around tan. If you don’t live near a beach, don’t fret; similar results can be achieved by jogging on a concrete path, walking through a sandy park, or by simply using a light-colored or reflective tanning blanket or towel!
Are there any foods I can eat to help support tanning?
Studies done in the UK have shown that eating certain fruits and vegetables, mostly ones with orange or red coloring, or those high in beta-carotenes, can help increase that natural pigmentation in a person’s skin, allowing them to take on more summer coloring! Everyone knows that eating your fruits and veggies is good for you, but who knew it was good for your tan? However, it should be noted that consuming too much beta-carotene can have negative effects on one’s health as well. In order to fully take advantage of the tanning properties of your diet, researchers suggest eating extra quantities of:
- Sweet potatoes
- Olive Oil
Are there ways that I can tan through my clothing so that I can tan on the go?
TanMeOn tan through t-shirts can help you get a healthy looking suntan without the risk of tan lines or sunburn! Handmade in Germany, these shirts allow you to tan straight through your clothing while going about your day-to-day life. There are perfect of achieving a quick and healthy tan, even when you may not have time to lay out, or go to the beach.