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How to Care for Your Skin While Using Tanning Products

The use of tanning products is an excellent way to get a wonderful bronzed summer look. It also has many benefits for your general health. You can increase your mood by easily getting your Vitamin D fix organically from the sun, or by using a tanning bed. But to maximize your rays, there are several steps you should take to keep your glow. In today’s blog, Emerge Medical & Well Spa will discuss proper skin care tips when using tanning products.

 

Rehydration Nation

To make sure your tan lasts as long as possible, it is crucial to rehydrate your skin after being in the sun. Drink plenty of water before and after your tanning session. This will prevent your skin from feeling dry and thin. Instead your skin will present a naturally healthy glow.  

 

How To Rehydrate

Find a proper moisturizing lotion that works for you. The most suitable moisturizer contains hyaluronic acid. This chemical occurs naturally in our body, and is used to lubricate the binding tissue in the skin. It has been shown that the use of moisturizers with hyaluronic acid increases the elasticity of the skin and general hydration, which means a longer lasting tan. Use a non-comedogenic moisturizer if you are prone to acne.

 

Prepare Beforehand

When you shower prior to tanning, make sure to exfoliate well. Use a physical or chemical exfoliant to remove the top layers of dead skin cells and previous products. This will prep the skin to absorb the moisturizer efficiently. 

 

How To Prepare

Try a sugar scrub to exfoliate your skin, and remove dirt and grime hiding in your pores. The use of sugarcane scrubs keeps your skin looking soft and supple and has the added benefit of helping to eliminate acne. 

 

Eat Chocolate

Our most fun tip we recommend is to eat dark chocolate. Cocoa both hydrates your skin and contains flavonols, a powerful type of antioxidant. Antioxidants limit the damage from free radicals that form when the skin is exposed to ultraviolet light. 

 

Your Daily Skincare Routine Matters At Emerge 

The use of products to protect and preserve your skin’s health when you aren’t in the sun is key. The experts at Emerge Medical & Well Spa can help you find the perfect skincare routine to keep your skin youthful and clear all year round. With a full service medical grade spa, we can help achieve all of your skin goals to keep you feeling as radiant as the sun.