How to Take Care of Your Skin When Tanning
Tanning is a great way to get and keep that fabulous bronzed summer look. But it also has a number of benefits on your overall health. It can give your mood a boost, and you can easily get your daily dose of vitamin D in just 15 minutes in a tanning bed.
But to keep your tan looking its best after your session of sunbed tanning in Seattle, there are a few steps you should take to preserve your glow. Here are four things you need to do after tanning:
Tanning Bed Aftercare
Whether you tan in the sun or one of our tanning beds, UV light can dehydrates both your body and your skin. To ensure you keep your tan looking its best for as long as possible, it’s essential to replenish the fluid you’ve lost. Drink plenty of water both before and after your tanning session. This will prevent your skin from becoming dry and flaky which can make your tan look splotchy.
Moisturizing your skin will help keep your tan looking gorgeous. The best moisturizers for this contain hyaluronic acid. This chemical occurs naturally in our bodies and is used to lubricate connective tissues, like the skin. Using a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid has been shown to increase the skin’s elasticity and overall hydration.
It’s best to moisturize your skin after tanning but before taking a shower. Applying moisturizer after your shower prevents the skin from absorbing the moisturizer efficiently. However, if you’re using a moisturizer with hyaluronic acid, you should apply it immediately after you pat yourself dry. Use a non-comedogenic moisturizer if you are prone to acne.
Exfoliate the Skin
Your skin sheds dead cells regularly. One of the best ways to speed up this process is to use an exfoliator. You can use a loofah sponge to do this, but it can be abrasive and drying to the skin. Instead, try a sugar scrub which exfoliates your skin and removes dirt and grime hiding in your pores. This keeps your skin looking soft and supple and has the added benefit of helping to eliminate acne.
Use Skincare Specially Formulated For Tanners
At Seattle Sun Tan, we know how important it is to take care of your skin and your tan after each session. We offer many products that cater to the needs of all of our clients. That includes tan extenders, moisturizers, sunless tanners, intensifiers and more. These products nourish the skin, extend the life of your tan and do not contain any mineral oils.
Seattle Sun Tan has 35 tanning salons in Washington, and also offers state-of-the-art anti-aging and wellness spa services. Contact us today for more information about our sunbeds and sunless tanning services.