How to Get an Equally Safe and Beautiful Tan!

Many of us dream of getting an even and beautiful tan during the summer, but the reality is often different. After a day of sunbathing, the skin turns flare and sore red rather than golden bronze.

Here we answer what you can do before going out in the sun to get an even and stylish tan. We share with you 6 tips and advice for getting a tan and 4 tips on how to keep your tan. If you happen to burn yourself, we also have tips for your sun-damaged skin.

6 tips for an even and stylish tan!

  1. Use sunscreen with a high sun protection factor. Sun protection with a high sun protection factor (SPF), between 30 and 50, is recommended. Do not forget to check that the sunscreen protects against both UVA and UVB rays from the sun.
  2. Sunbathing in the shade. It is important to get used to the skin in early spring or summer before venturing out into the sun for a few rays. Sunbathe in the shade to get used to the skin and not to burn yourself. You still get colour and turn brown because you are exposed to 50% of the sun’s UV rays, even in the shade.
  3. Avoid or be careful between 11.00 – 14.00. Between certain times of the day, the sun is extra strong and harmful. Try to avoid staying in direct sunlight during these hours. If these hours are unavoidable, you should protect yourself with more than sunscreen, wear protective clothing, a cap or a hat.
  4. Avoid burning yourself. It is important to avoid burning yourself for several reasons. The most important thing is that you damage the skin and increase the risk of skin cancer, but it also hurts and becomes spotty. If you invest in getting a durable and good-looking tan, you want to avoid burning yourself because the skin will flake off due to burnt skin and become dry. Sunbathe a little at a time and let your perfect tan take some time.
  5. Drink water! When we spend a lot of time in the sun and get hot, we get rid of a lot of energy, fluid and salt. Therefore, it is important that you drink plenty of water to avoid heatstroke or dehydration.
  6. Moisturize the skin after sunbathing. The tan lasts longer by taking care of the skin before, during, and after sunbathing. After a day in the sun, the skin becomes dry and needs to be moisturized. Lubricate with after sun lotion or moisturizing cream, so you also avoid the skin flaking off just as easily.

Now you know what to think about while staying in the sun, but what can you do to keep your tan as long as possible?


We all want to keep that sun-kissed skin colour for as long as possible. But what do you do not lose all colour immediately when the sun is no longer insight? We give you the best tips to keep the burn and give it new life even when the summer starts to come to an end.

  1. Use after sun lotion or moisturizing cream both morning and evening, even if the beach days are over. After sun lotion helps the burn stays fresh longer because it contains ingredients that soothe and moisturize the skin. Moisture is the most important thing when the burn begins to fall. There are products for both body and face that help you maintain your tan.
  2. Clean with oil instead of gel to protect the moisture barrier. You can keep your tan longer by replacing a foaming face wash with a more gentle oil cleanser that does not disturb the skin barrier. 
  3. Avoid peeling your skin as summer draws to a close. Although it is important to exfoliate the skin before and during the summer for an even and durable burn, you should reduce the use of exfoliating products that push or exfoliate the skin. Also, avoid body lotions that contain exfoliating acids as summer draws to a close. If you peel too hard or too often, there is a risk that your tan will disappear earlier than you wanted.
  4. Use tan without sun products to maintain the colour. By using tan without sun products, you can give your tan a new glow, feel fresh and be sun-kissed for a long time after the sun has gone into the clouds. 

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What can be done to relieve and treat tanned skin? Sometimes we are all careless. If the accident occurs and you come home and look like a crayfish, you do not need to stress.

Because the skin is damaged and needs healing, it is not possible to cure sunburn immediately. You need to let your body heal and recover. You can facilitate the healing process by relieving the burning and discomfort. Because as you already know, it can really hurt when you burn yourself properly.

  • Avoid the sun. As soon as you discover that you have burned yourself, you should avoid staying longer in the sun not to aggravate the damage.
  • Cooldown! Cooldown the tanned areas by taking a cold shower or using a towel or cloth with cold water.
  • Moisture. You can soothe the skin by applying moisturizer on the tanned skin. Creams with Aloe vera can give a cooling feeling and reduce discomfort. Be careful not to use creams that contain alcohol, as they can dry out and irritate the skin further.
  • Protect your skin with clothes that do not let in too much sun.

The skin will probably peel off on the exposed area. Do not peel off the skin when it flakes, but let it fall off naturally.

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