A beautiful, sun-kissed glow is the ultimate summer keepsake. With each pool party and beach day, your skin is being exposed to quite a bit of potential damage though. So to make sure you keep your glow-on with no long-term side effects, there’s a few steps you should always take after each day in the sun. By simply taking proper care of your skin after you tan, you can get the best results for a safe and radiant look. Let’s check out some of the easiest tips you can follow this summer.
Water is one of the most fundamental resources your body uses and needs for proper function. When you spend hours under the sun, your body quickly uses up all its water reserves to keep you cool and prevent dehydration. Once you’re out of the sun, it’s important to replenish what you sweat out and what was dried up by the sun. Drinking plenty of water after being outdoors can help your body recover and recharge. It’s also important to hydrate during your beach days not just waiting for after.
Hydrating your body on the outside is just as important as it is to hydrate on the inside. It’s vital to restore the moisture that left your body during your time under the sun’s rays. By moisturizing after sun exposure, you can avoid that dreaded “leather” look as moisture helps prevent things like wrinkles, dark spots, and rough texture. Aloe vera is a great option that can really fill in the areas where your skin is needing to be aided. Masks and daily face creams can be added to your skin care routine to ensure there is a constant layer of moisture being added back in.
Take a break
This trick probably sounds a little silly to suggest in the summertime. Take a break from the sun? Why?! How?! There are ways to take a break and still enjoy being outside. If you tan one day, it’s best to take a couple days off from direct sun exposure in the days following. A few ways you can “take a break” include sitting under a large umbrella, pitching a tent and hanging out inside at the beach, or wearing coverage like a large hot or long sleeve shirt. This way, you can still have all the fun of a day on the water but limit how much sun reaches your skin.
Once you’ve got your post-sun routine ready to go, you’ve got to make sure you’re ready to hit the water looking fierce once summer arrives. Our top picks for your hot summer look include our Deep Fish, Polly, and Stardust. Head over to Megliz Swim Wear to check out all of our must-have suits!