If you love the look of a glowing tan, but suffer from skin sensitivities, it can be quite the challenge finding a way to achieve the complexion you want without all the irritation. Continue reading to learn some tanning tips that may help you manage your sensitive skin before and after UV exposure.
People with sensitive skin differ in the severity of their condition. Some may just have minor irritation or reddening under certain circumstances, while others suffer from more extreme reactions, like inflammation, rashes, peeling, and even pain.
If you have sensitive skin somewhere in between, it can still impede or disrupt your beauty goals, making it frustrating to keep up with all the trends that matter to you. Fortunately, you can still achieve your tanning goals with the proper skin care advice. If you suffer from severe skin sensitivity, consult your doctor before tanning in the sun or bed.
Here are some tips that can help:
✨ Use Good Products
If you have sensitive skin, you cannot choose a product based on smell or price; you must look for products that are specially-formulated for sensitive skin. As a warning, not all “sensitive skin” products are entirely free of ingredients that cause irritations.
Get to know your skin overtime, and notice its reactions to certain skin lotions and moisturizers. You don’t have to spend a fortune trying different products; instead, ask for free samples and see which ones work best. From there, read labels carefully, and avoid products that contain alcohol or ingredients that stimulate, such as methyl nicotinate or benzyl nicotinate.
✨ Wear Sunscreen
If you are going to be in the natural sun, you should always being wearing a layer of sunscreen that contains the necessary SPF levels for your skin type. Not sure if your skin type is “sensitive” or not? Read our blog “Which Skin Type Are You?” Sunscreen and clouds will not stop your skin from tanning, so be sure to grab the sunscreen when you plan to spend time outdoors.
If you are tanning in a salon, it is important to still don the proper amount of sunscreen before entering the bed. You can purchase tanning bed lotions that contain sunscreen, and promote safe, even color development for sensitive skin types. Talk to your Indianapolis tanning salon professionals for advice on which products are available.
✨ Opt for Sunless Tanning
For those with moderate to severe sensitive skin, tanning in direct sun or UV-light is not recommended; mostly because it is simply more harmful than effective. Sunless tanning options, such as self-tanning lotions and air brush spray tanning services, are the perfect solution to getting the skin tone of your dreams. Best of all, these two options are affordable, long-lasting, and suitable for all skin types.