Tanning has gone through a lot of methods and options that you can use various ingredients to incorporate a tan unto yourself. It's actually not surprising to learn that even using olive oil can help you with tanning. Olive oil has been prized for its bountiful of uses and having this as an option to aid you in tanning is a great thing. Not only are you moving away from chemical-rich products but with olive oils you're not only going natural but also incorporating the oil's benefits to your body through another method.
While lathering olive oil on your skin doesn't cause it to tan like how self-tanners are, it's best used for sunbathing. An important tip to remember, make use of virgin olive oil as they have most of their nutrients intact after their first press. You'll need a large bottle for one tanning session just to be sure you'll cover up your entire body for tanning.
To be able to make the most out of olive oil in helping you tan, you might want to follow these steps:
- Make sure you have enough olive oil for each tanning session; you don't want to go in and out of the house just to restock. Your skin also needs to be dry prior to the application of the olive oil. Having wet skin tends to clash with the oil thus causing your skin to burn under the exposure.
- Lather your body with the oil. For easier application, you can make use of a cloth as a medium so that you don't waste any oil that may drop off of you.
- Do note that it's best not to stay too long under the sun. At best, you can try to soak for an hour and rest from time to time. Unlike the usual sunscreen, olive oil as an aid for tanning can cause your skin to burn if you're overexposed. On a lighter note, taking a break from sunbathing doesn't deter your tan but also helps your skin recover from the heat. You might also want to take this chance to drink more water as well.
- Once you're done with sunbathing, you'll want to wash the oil with soap and cool water to soothe your skin after the long hours of sunbathing.
A few days of this method will give you a radiant and warm glow. You're also reassured that what you're lathering onto your skin is not toxic and surely helps in maintaining supple skin. utst|v400|v750|veri|vi(rg