Sunbathing is one of the most beloved activities to do when the warmer days come in. Nowadays, the beach isn’t the only place to get your share of sunbathing; it can be done in an open area in the park or even your own backyard. While a lot of individuals can spend hours on end lying about and basking as much of the sun as they could, you’re putting your skin under further harm. Despite moving out of the sun’s rays, your skin is still under a lot of harm thus you want to do some tender loving aftercare to ensure your skin is healthy after sunbathing.
Once you get under a shade, drink some water. It’s important to replenish your liquids. That said; avoid bathing in hot water after sunbathing. Not only does this cause more discomfort but it will also dry your skin up. Dry skin means a lot of inconvenience as well as ruining your tan. If you’re at home run a cold shower to cool your skin and drink a good amount of cool water. If you’re by the beach, take a quick dip. Good skin can be achieved by giving your skin a breather from the sun’s harsh rays.
In order to maintain healthy tanned skin, you’ll want to incorporate moisturizers in your routine. Moisturizers are very vital to one’s skin since they aid your skin on locking in the needed nutrients especially after sunbathing. You can take a cool bath and lather some lotion and moisturizers on your face. A daily cream can also bolster your skin and make your tan look healthy and glowing. You can also make use of natural versions of moisturizers such as aloe vera. Lather some aloe vera to your skin and let it sit for a while before rinsing off with cool water.
Trying to get a tan is one of the goals when it comes to sunbathing. While we laze around for hours on end, there’s one thing we don’t want to get when we do our share of sunbathing. Sunburn is a common occurrence when one is not careful of their skin during sunbathing.
Sunburn happens when there’s no barrier to protect your skin from the sun’s harsh rays. In fact, there are a lot of factors why one can still get sunburn despite trying to protect their skin. Here are some common scenarios why getting sunburnt during your sunbathing session is highly possible:
– The sunscreen your using may be too little and has a low SPF value. SPF means skin protecting factor which is the number of times the sunscreen can block the sun’s harmful rays from seeping to your skin. If you use barely enough sunscreen to cover your body, you’re bound to get a nasty burn as you bask under the sun. Another factor would be when you put on the sunscreen. It is optimal to dry the sunscreen on your skin before you go out. Your skin needs to absorb the concoction before it works.
– What time are you tanning? If you’re tanning during the midday to make the most out of the sun’s strongest rays, that’s surely a spell for disaster. From 11 in the morning to around 2 in the afternoon, the sun emits the deadliest rays. Not only is it sweltering hot but it is also very hazardous to your body. Your sunscreen may not be enough to block off the UV rays present during this time and can lead to very nasty burns after your sunbathing session. It’s best to tan lightly during these hours or try to set a strict time on how long you’re going to lie under this heat.
Trying to get the most of out your sunbathing can lead to a lot of harm to other parts of your body. If you’ve skimped on getting some UV-protected sunglasses, it can cause a lot of harm to your eyes thus you’ll want to get some special specs when you’re basking your day away. Your hair is not immune to the sun’s rays thus you might have sun-damaged hair after your sunbathing.
Damaged hair is brittle and dry, which doesn’t bode well with your newly acquired tan. No need to worry, there are some natural ways to soothe your damaged hair from hours on end under the sun.
Aloe vera is a good tool to soothe dry, sun-damaged hair. Mix some aloe vera with lemon and apply to your hair. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes before rinsing with lukewarm water.
If you don’t have some aloe at hand, you can make a banana smoothie with some honey in it. Bananas help raise the moisture content in your hair thus reinvigorating you’re the damaged cuticle. Massage the smoothie onto your hair and let it sit for 30 minutes before rinsing it off.
Olive oil has been proven to be quite the aid to one’s body especially your hair. You can make a natural hot oil treatment using olive oil. Heat around three tablespoons of olive oil and massage unto your scalp. Make use of a plastic and cover your hair to let the warm oil do its work. Leave it for about 45 minutes to an hour then wash with warm water. You can do this twice a week and it will quickly bring back life to your damaged hair.
If you’re up to it, egg is also an excellent remedy to damaged hair. The fat in the yolk is an excellent aid to bringing back life to dry hair. Beat the egg with some honey and olive oil mixed into it and apply the concoction to your hair. Leave it for 20 minutes then wash with warm water. You can also wash it with shampoo and conditioner for better results.