Three products for a radiant, customizable tan — without UV rays

Three products for a radiant, customizable tan — without UV rays

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How To Tan Without Harming Your Skin

Although a tanned skin is often considered as an aesthetic quality, exposing yourself to the sun is not without risk. Sunburns, allergies, photoaging, skin cancers. It can have more or less severe consequences on the body. So, how to tan safely? 

Please note: This is just a guide. Tanning can still cause harm to your skin even if you follow those rules! Please be careful and consult a doctor for in-depth tips and help.

The Dangers of Prolonged Exposure to the Sun

The rays emitted by the sun are classified into three categories according to their wavelengths: UVA (400-315 nm), UVB (315-280 nm) and UVC (280-100 nm). UVC is the most harmful, but fortunately, it is filtered by the ozone layer and does not reach the surface of the Earth. On the other hand, UVA and UVB rays get in contact with the epidermis.

They have beneficial effects on the human body, such as promoting the synthesis of vitamin D, which is essential for the absorption of calcium by the body, and stimulating the production of serotonin, a neurotransmitter that stabilizes your mood. However, overexposure to the sun is not without consequences.

UVB rays are particularly aggressive for the skin and are responsible for sunburns. UVA rays penetrate further than UVB rays and reach the dermis, the deep layer of the skin. They are the origin of "photoaging". They can also cause melanoma.

Rule n°1: Apply Sun Protection

It is essential to use sunscreen when you are exposed to the sun. Choose the protection factor (SPF) according to the sensitivity and skin tone of your skin. The SPF (Sun Protector Factor) is an index that represents the level of protection of a sunscreen. The higher the SPF, the greater the photoprotection action. This index measures the power to block UV rays.

Our facial sunscreen presents a SPF30. This protective care is enriched with Aloe vera, Karanja oil and Hyaluronic acid from fermented wheat. The clever blend of these 3 components will help to prevent photo-aging while keeping the skin moisturized. Bonus: Its light texture leaves a finish without white marks, non-sticky and non-shiny. A regular application is recommended in case of prolonged exposure (while hiking, at the beach, etc...), approximately every 2 hours.

Rule n°2: Hydration

Good hydration is also important before, during and after exposure to the sun. Indeed, the more dehydrated the skin is, the more porous it is to the sun's UV rays.

Choose a moisturizing cream according to the nature of your skin (dry, oily, normal...) and apply it daily morning and evening. For the face, you can use the 9-ingredient face moisturizer. Enriched with hyaluronic acid and coconut oil, it is a minimalist formula that moisturizes and nourishes the epidermis. Its light, non-greasy texture is suitable for dry, normal and combination skin, even sensitive skin. For the body, pick the 10-ingredient moisturizing body cream, which moisturizes all skin types, even sensitive.

Just after exposure to the sun, it is recommended to moisturize and refresh your skin to soothe any feelings of heat and avoid flaking due to the drying of the epidermis by UV rays. You can use the moisturizing gel with aloe vera and organic orange blossom for the face and body. We advise you to apply a hazelnut of it to a clean and dry skin and to massage it in. Its melting and light texture penetrates quickly and leaves the skin soft and comfortable, without a sticky finish.

Rule n°3: Exposure to the Sun Regularly but for a Shorter Period of Time

To quickly obtain a tanned complexion while taking care of your skin, avoid exposing yourself for several hours in a row to the sun. Instead, expose yourself to the sun regularly and for short periods of time. This technique allows your skin to tan gradually without suffering too much aggression. To get a natural tan while protecting yourself from UV rays, don't hesitate to cover yourself with a hat. Wearing clothes that protect you from UV rays is also recommended during prolonged exposure to the sun.

Furthermore, avoid exposure to the sun during the hottest hours of the day, between noon and 4pm, when the sun's UV rays are most intense.

Rule n°4: Adapt Your Diet

Beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, promotes the production of melanin and also reduces the damage caused by free radicals. Many fruits and vegetables contain it (carrot, pumpkin, spinach, cabbage, broccoli, watercress, green salad, apricot, melon, peach, mango...).

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