We all enjoy the flowy dresses and flip flops in summers, but have you ever thought of the side effects of these? That stubborn tan which refuses to go away. Read our post and save yourself from tan this summer.
Tanning is one of the most common skin issues in summers. So why give your skin so much trouble, when you can protect it with some simple choices.
How to save from tan in summers?
So here are 5 ways to save yourself from tan this summer.
1. Apply sunscreen before stepping out in the sun
The most obvious and common way is to wear sunscreen. There are various kinds available – spray, matte, gel etc. Make sure you choose the sunscreen as per your skin type.
Another important thing to keep in mind while making the choice for a sunscreen is that it should offer broad spectrum protection i.e. protection from both UVA and UVB rays.
Don’t forget to reapply the sunscreen every 2 – 3 hours for maximum benefit. I know we all get lazy, but do it for your skin. It will delay pre-mature skin ageing and wrinkles.
2. Cover up to protect yourself
Avoid stepping out in direct sunlight. But I know that isn’t possible. So carry an umbrella or cover yourself up with a dupatta or a scarf to minimize the sun damage. Wear long sleeved loose clothes so that your skin is saved from the blazing direct sun.
It is not just your skin that needs protection, but also your eyes and hair. Wear a fancy bandana or a wide brim hat to keep your luscious locks safe from the heat and the direct sunlight.
Also now is the time to put that army of sunglasses to best use. Look fancy and protect your eyes. Make sure that your sunglasses are of good quality to provide maximum sun protection.
3. Wear closed shoes this summer
Summer is the time to flaunt that fresh pedicure in those cutesy flip flops. But when your feet are exposed to sun it will only lead to intensive tanning.
Switch to closed shoes this summer and protect your feet from those ugly tan lines. We don’t mean wear boring leather shoes. Wear shoes that protect your feet from direct sunlight.
Choose comfortable wedges that would go with both western and ethnic wear. You could also choose ballerina flats, casual flat sandals, or even block heels, the idea is to look glamorous yet keep tanning at bay.
Sneakers are an all time favorite. They are comfortable and look stylish as well. For some added fun element you could experiment with glitter sneakers, metallic sneakers, or the mood for the season – floral sneakers.
4. Style your outfits with summer shrugs
Summer shrugs are a great way to spruce up your summer wardrobe. And secretly protect yourself from tanning. You could wear a colourful shrug over basic denim and tee, and it’ll amp up the look.
Go street shopping or online shopping for some kimonos, and you’ll surely thank us later. Wear it over your swimsuit at the beach and protect yourself! Wear a fringed kimono over your favorite crop top and shorts and be vacay ready!
Kimonos make the perfect choice for summer layering, which is one of the hottest fashion trends this season. Read more about summer layering here.
5. Reverse sun damage
The sun is so harsh in summers that apart from tan we also have to fight sunburns and pigmentation. Clay masks are a great way to control excess oil and cool down the skin.
The best way to soothe sunburns is to apply aloe-vera gel. Aloe-vera cools the skin and aids in healing the skin.
The scorching heat and the sharp brightness in summers can have adverse effects on your eyes. Place a thin slice of cucumber on your eyes, it’ll be greatly refreshing after a hard tiring day.
Find out more about some easy home remedies to ban the tan.
Follow these easy peasy tips and enjoy the weather. If you have any tips on how you save yourself from tanning, share them in the comments section below.