If, despite all the hype, an alabaster complexion just isn’t you; you may want to get a healthy sun-kissed glow this summer. If you don’t want to bother with fake tan products and want the real thing, then you will have to make sure that you take precautions and minimise the risk of skin damage. This, of course, means wearing sun protection and keeping covered up during the hottest times of the day.
Even if you are super cautious about your tanning, however, you will need to take extra care of your skin once it has been exposed to the sun’s UV rays. Any colour change indicates damage, so make sure that you take the time to help your skin repair itself.
Always take a shower once you have finished sunbathing and gently cleanse your skin using Conditioning Body Wash to remove any remaining sunscreen, sweat or dead skin cells. Removing impurities and debris will also prepare the skin for moisturising, which is essential after sunbathing.
Be generous with your moisturiser, and if possible, use a product that has been designed for use after exposure to the sun. Dermalogica’s After Sun Repair is designed to repair the inevitable damage to the skin caused by UV rays and free radicals while soothing any redness or soreness.
Once you have applied your after sun moisturiser, make sure that you allow your skin 24 hours to recover before exposing it to the sun again, and keep drinking water!