Skin in the sun: how to get ready for tanning
Preparing your skin correctly for the sun is extremely important for obtaining an even, long-lasting tan.
So if you want a perfect tan, in addition to the essential use of high-protection products, you should follow a few simple tips.
How to prepare your skin for the sun in two steps
The steps to take now to prepare your skin for the sun are as follows:
1. Hydration inside & outside: drink plenty of water and use moisturizing products on the face and body.
Correctly hydrated skin is actually less prone to sunburn and peeling. If the skin maintains its level of hydration, it is more able to perform its barrier function.
2. Exfoliation: you may not be aware of how important it is to exfoliate before, during and after tanning.
In fact, let’s dispel the myth that a scrub can “cancel” out your tan: in reality, the opposite is true, because continuous exfoliation can only benefit the tan.
How does the scrub work?
The scrub performs a mechanical exfoliation. The product formula contains abrasive particles, which eliminate the surface layer of the skin through massage, giving it a healthy and glowing appearance. So with constant exfoliation, your tan will not have an effect on dead cells, but rather the cells located in the healthiest part of the skin.
The perfect solution is Soft-Scrub Detergente from our Cleansing line: a cleansing milk with a gommage effect that is extremely gentle on the skin, due to the presence of skin-compatible plant-based microspheres, which exfoliate without scratching.
How is Soft-Scrub Detergente used?
The scrub can be applied with warm water or even on dry skin, if you want a deeper action. It should be distributed evenly and then massaged over the entire skin surface using circular movements. Rinse with warm water and then apply a moisturizer.
How to use the scrub to achieve a perfect tan
To prepare your skin for the sun, you can even use Soft-Scrub Detergente every day.
In summer, the scrub is recommended two or three days before exposure to the sun, to avoid redness and irritation. It should be repeated on a regular basis to facilitate the absorption of specific products by ensuring more effective delivery.
By following these simple tips and exposing your skin to the sun in a limited and gradual way, you can move towards a healthier and naturally more beautiful tan.
The content of this article has been validated by our scientific board.