3 steps to tan like a French girl
Tanning is within everyone’s reach. But achieving a great tan is not that. Between unsightly tan lines, sunburns, peeling skin, a glowing even tanned skin is not always guaranteed. So you need to follow a few simple rules to get a perfect and lasting tan.
We all have a 'sun capital', which is used gradually over the years, depending on the time of exposure and its intensity. The danger is greater when this capital is exhausted since the skin is no longer protected.
When you tan, skin becomes beautiful and golden, but we often do not know what that tan causes as damage to the epidermis.
How to prepare and protect it to tan safely? How to keep your tan? We tell you everything.
Step one: prepare your skin for the sun
To get through famous sunburns, it is necessary to take some precautions and prepare your skin before the first exposures. Then it is time to think sun, dress sun and eat sun.
On our plates, we prefer foods rich in carotenoids, licopènes and vitamin A (carrots, tomatoes, melons, apricots, peaches, peppers, spinach, broccoli...) and we do not skimp on olive oil. There are also eggs, fish, butter and cheese that influence cell turnover. Finally hydrates enough by drinking water and tea.
Solar supplements ( such as Oenobiol Solaire Intensif) can help prepare the skin and provide fatty acids, saving it from drying out and preparing for the first UV rays. It is also essential to take care of your skin. A few weeks before the first exhibitions, we nourish and prepare for sun exposure. Carrot oil which is lightly tinted combined with a moisturizing cream, moisturizes the skin and gives a natural glow. Carrot oil ALSO activates skin melanogenesis and allows the epidermis to resist UV rays better.
Another secret of a successful tan: the scrub. Once a week, scrubbing eliminates dead skin and ensure better tanning performance.
We love Terre De Mars with 100% natural products and organ oil which leave the skin oh so incredibly smooth and hydrated.
Finally, not surprisingly, the main condition to prepare for safe tanning is to gradually expose yourself.
Step two: protect your skin
The right gesture: apply your sun protection 20 minutes before the first exposure and renew it every two hours (a tip valid for all skin types).
Tanning gradually and regularly ensures a consistent, durable tan and protects the skin from sunburn. Irritated by UV rays, after each exposure, the skin needs to be soothed and moisturized. That is why it is important to always bring moisturizing and repairing after-sun milk. It nourishes the skin and reconstructs the skin barrier.
French girls favourite and all time best seller is Bioderma After Sun Milk ( get it for free when you purchase 2 or more from the sincere range), we love this because its exclusive Cellular Bioprotection patent activates the natural defenses of the skin, protects cells and fights against premature aging.
Step three: make your tan last
A well-moisturized skin is the assurance of a lasting tan. Every evening carefully apply after-sun milk, moisturizer or oil to face and body. Dr Hauschka Rose Nurturing Body Oil soothes, calms and protects sensitive skin and Jojoba oil maintains moisture for silky, supple skin which makes it ideal for maintaining a tan.
Again, exfoliating with a high quality scrub is important. By gently exfoliating the skin once a week, you remove dead cells, which helps achieve a longer lasting tan. Self-tanning or bronzing powders can also help maintain a nice tan and restore radiance several months after summer.