How to Tan the Healthy Way

by Lucia Shin June 17, 2014

 Let’s be honest, we all love being tan.  Tan skin instills confidence and exudes beauty, but at the same time, there’s really no such thing as a healthy tan.  Let’s be even more honest, tan skin is damaged skin, and it is more susceptible to premature aging as well as, God-forbid, skin cancer.  Is there any way to get a gorgeous glow without sacrificing our dermatological well-being.  Cosmedica is here to offer a few helpful thoughts.

 First, rethink your tanning routine.  This means no more trips to the tanning salon, wearing appropriate sunblock, and limiting your time in the sun.  This doesn’t mean you can’t get some color.  Instead of hitting the tanning booth, try a bronzer.  Bronzers give the look of a tan without doing any damage to your skin

 Second, repair your skin.  As we said before, tan skin is damaged skin.  So make sure to give your skin the moisture it needs with something like Cosmedica Hyaluronic Acid Serum.  The best hyaluronic acid serum on the market, it showers the skin with vital moisture to enhance the look and health of your complexion.  Also, nourish the skin with a fortifying treatment like Multi-Active Hydrating Night Creme, which restores the skin and rejuvenates its appearance.

 Third, limit your time in the sun.  Spend no more than 20 minutes in the sun without some sort of sunblock on.  And if you plan on being in the sun longer, make sure you apply and reapply sunscreen to protect yourself.  Don’t worry - you’ll still get some healthy color while wearing a protective coat of sunscreen.

 Fourth, be a sunscreen nazi!  Not all sunscreens are the same, and many include harmful additives that can hurt you as they are absorbed into the skin.  On the other hand, a good sunscreen nourishes and moisturizes the skin as it protects.  Make sure to buy a paraben-free sunscreen that uses zinc oxide or titanium dioxide to maximize your protection and benefits.

 We here at Cosmedica know how badly you want that sun-kissed glow, but we also know how bad it can be for your skin’s health.  So be careful, and instead of throwing caution to the wind, get a tan the healthy way.

Lucia Shin
Lucia Shin