by Beautifully Bronzed
Protect the skin you’re in!
Gone are the days of baking in the sun for hours to get that perfect beautifully bronzed body. Some safe exposure to the summer sun is important as it helps the body make vitamin D which we need to keep bones and teeth healthy.
Exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can put us at higher risk of cellular damage, accelerated skin ageing causing wrinkles, age spots and worst of all skin cancer – including malignant melanoma, which is the most serious type.
More than 80% of the signs of skin ageing in adults are the result of the sun exposure they had before the age of 18. The sun’s ultraviolet light damages the fibres in the skin called elastin, when these fibres break down the skin begins to sag, stretch and lose its ability to go back into place after stretching.
To prevent sun damage, always use a sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher when outdoors and re-apply it regularly. Also, cover-up with sunglasses, a hat and clothing and try to keep in the shade during the middle of the day as this is when the sun is at its strongest.
Tanning the safe way
Forget sunbathing. There’s a better way to get that golden glow. Fake it! Spray tanning has come on leaps and bounds in the last few years and sunless tanning solutions are constantly evolving and many now contain Co-enzyme Q10, anti-oxidant vitamins and organic ingredients. You no longer have to worry about streaking, patches and the dreaded ‘Orange Tan.’
The key to getting your tan right the first time is preparation, a good spray tanner will provide you with a information sheet which will cover all the dos and don’ts and should answer any questions you have. If you’ve never had a spray tan before opt for a light or medium shade until you feel confident enough to go darker if that’s what you want.
With spray tanning it only takes 10 to 15 minutes and you will look like you just returned from an exotic holiday as you will be beautifully bronzed from head-to-toe.
Spray tans aren’t just for the summer; you can get that golden glow any day of the week, any time of year. They are always great for those special occasions like a wedding, Christmas party or night out with the girls. Spray tans are now the perfect accessory for any occasion.
Not everybody is blessed with flawlessly smooth, perfectly toned skin and we don’t all have hours to spare working out at the gym to get it. A quick spray tan will make you look slimmer and your skin more even as it covers many imperfections.
You can now have a golden glow all year round without the worry of sun damage. Why look like an old prune when you can look like a sun kissed berry. Protect your skin and stay beautifully bronzed.
If you would like to have that beautifully bronzed glow over the winter months, Beautifully Bronzed are only to happy to help.
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