* Being burnt by the sun hurts in the worst way
* With these products your skin will be golden, Ponyboy
* Know that your skin will be safe when you go outside
Some sunburns, aside from hurting like hell, can cause major damage to your skin. However, the sun isn’t your enemy. Sunshine is your body’s natural source of Vitamin D and it can help you get a wicked tan. And we all know how a good tan can make us feel, not to mention how it makes us look.
To do so safely, however, you’re going to need some help. That’s why we put together a list of three products that you’ll need to make it through the summer, to achieve a natural tan without reaching for that fake and bake stuff. From prepping your skin at home, to hacks for after-sun care, here are the products I use to get the glow.
1. Hawaiian Tropic Dark Tanning Oil
This stuff is heaven sent. Throw this on before you do any yard work or go on a run. Your skin will soak up that sun and give you a beautiful bronze tan, thanks to this tanning oil. It’s enriched with natural botanicals to nourish your skin, while the oil helps intensify the effects of ultraviolet rays on your skin, effectively speeding up the tanning process.
To use: squeeze a little between your hands and distribute evenly on your body. Make sure to rub it in well to avoid any patchiness. As with all self-tanners, you’ll want to wash your hands thoroughly with soap afterwards to avoid staining your palms.
Prefer the thicker feel of a cream or lotion? Hawaiian Tropic also has a tanning lotion, that delivers smooth, streak-free color in as little as one application. Users say the lotion goes on easily and doesn’t feel greasy or sticky.
2. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen
Once you’ve applied the tanning oil, it’s time for some serious sunscreen. Don’t buy the oily spray-on stuff either. That just wipes off or can be removed by your sweat. Instead, what you need is something that you can rub in and let your skin absorb. SPF rating is also very important. For most people, anything over 50 SPF is going to keep you safe, and this Dry Touch Sunscreen from Neutrogena delivers 100+ SPF.
3. Fruit Of The Earth Aloe Vera
No one is immune to sunburn. We all get it sometimes and when you do, Aloe Vera is the product you want. Chill it in the fridge and apply it on the sunburn and it’ll do wonders at repairing your skin quickly as well as ensuring that tan pigment stays in because it helps prevent peeling. You want the product that is 100% aloe vera gel and this is it.