How to Get A Real Sun Tan If You Just Can't Tan!

How to Get A Real Sun Tan If You Just Can't Tan!

If you're fair, pale, or just can't seem to tan no matter how much time you spend in the sun, fear not! While it might seem like mission impossible, getting a real tan is very achieveable. Let's dive into some tips and tricks to make it happen, and how to avoid burning in the process:

1. Start slow and steady: If you're fair or pale, it's important to start slow when it comes to tanning. Begin with just a few minutes of sun exposure daily, gradually increasing as your skin gets used to it.

2. Sunscreen is not optional: Don't even think about skipping the sunscreen! Protect that precious skin with SPF 30 or higher. You can definitely still tan with sunscreen, and it will stop you getting a 'burnt tan' look and instead get a healthy glow. For very fair skin we recommend using mineral sunscreens with zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide in the ingredients- we find these are more effective to help tan without burning.

3. Timing is everything: Avoid the scorching sun between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Opt for morning or late afternoon sessions when the sun is less intense.

4. Stay hydrated: It sounds so simple, but drinking water is the best thing you can do for healthy, moisturised skin (and moisturised skin tans best!). Keep chugging that water before, during, and after your tanning session to glow from the inside out and keep your skin from drying out.

5. Boost with a tan accelerator: Not tanning quickly or deeply enough? That's where tan accelerators can help. These magical potions help ramp up melanin production, speeding up and intensifying your tan game. Some accelerators contain colored oils and bronzers that tint your skin, giving your tan a golden tone and intense depth of colour. Earth Tan accelerators do all this and more, and the best part? They're 100% natural and certified organic! 

In a nutshell, getting a real tan if you're fair, pale, or just can't tan, getting a real tan isn't difficult if you know how to go about it – it just takes a bit of TLC and savvy sun strategies. With these tips and a trusty tan accelerator by your side, expect to be sun-kissed in no time. Happy tanning!

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