How To Get The Perfect Tan: My Top 5 Tips!

July 12, 2022
How To Get The Perfect Tan: My Top 5 Tips!

Summer is synonymous with idleness, rest but also sunbathing! We love showing off our tan when we go back to work or when we go back to class. It gives you a healthy glow and prolongs the effect of the holidays! To tan well this summer, there are tips to make tanning easier. This often requires good preparation for the sun and also taking care of your skin during the summer.

Prepare your skin

To tan well during the summer, you need to stock up on carotenoids and vitamins A and E. This will help protect your skin from the harmful effects of the sun and promote the production of melanin. It is melanin that is responsible for the pigmentation of the skin, and therefore for tanning. In short, stock up on tomatoes, carrots, peppers, apricots, peaches, and melon… before and during exposure to the sun. You can also take food supplements that will give you everything you need!

Hydrate your skin

To have a perfect, even-toned tan, you need to moisturize your skin. It must be hydrated throughout the year to prepare it well, but also during the exhibition. This will prevent your skin from peeling, which is a hindrance to your tan. You should know that peeling can simply make your tan go away. So avoid it by moisturizing your skin morning and evening!

Protect your skin

The mistake not to make is to expose yourself for hours from the first day. You have to expose yourself to the sun little by little. Indeed, this will allow your skin to get used to it and tan little by little. Sunscreen should not be neglected. You should know that it does not prevent tanning, but it avoids sunburn which damages your skin and which is the cause of premature aging of the skin. You have to choose a cream adapted to your skin type and always check that it protects well against UVA and UVB rays.


Many tend to lie in the sun and not move to tan. One side then the other. For a more uniform and prettier tan, remember to move! Do activities like beach volleyball, build sand castles, and walks on the beach… This way, you will expose all of your skin to the sun, which will make for a beautiful tan!

Exfoliate your skin

To take care of your skin all year round, you must exfoliate regularly to remove dead cells. It is necessary to continue even when you expose yourself to the sun with a scrub per week. The exfoliation will not remove the tan as one might think. On the contrary, it will help remove dead cells that prevent a uniform tan. You will then be able to enjoy a beautiful tan thanks to your brand new skin!

To have a beautiful tan, it is not enough to lie in the sun and wait for it to do its work. You have to prepare your skin beforehand by stocking up on vitamins, moisturizing it throughout the year, and exfoliating regularly. During the exhibition, we protect ourselves with sunscreen, we move to have a beautiful well-distributed tanned complexion and we avoid exposing ourselves between noon and 4 p.m.! Indeed, the sun’s rays are particularly dangerous during these hours of the day. You should know that you also tan in the shade! As well enjoy!

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Margaud Raynaud is a beauty expert with over 10 years of experience in the industry. She has a passion for sharing her knowledge and tips with others and has a particular interest in skincare and makeup. When she's not writing about health and beauty, Margaud enjoys trying out new products and experimenting with different looks. Follow her blog for expert advice and inspiration for living your best life.

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