How To Tan Faster And Darker Outside Without Burning

How To Quickly Get A Dark Tan Outdoors

Looking to get a dark sun tan quickly? 

It's a challenge because you want to make sure you don't get sunburn and cause a significant amount of sun damage to your skin but still pull off a nice dark tan. 

I'll share some tips in this article to help you achieve a nice, dark glow by laying outside while minimizing the chance of getting burned.  

How Do You Get A Dark Tan In One Day?

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The healthier your skin is, the better it will darken.

Healthy skin is hydrated regularly, so be sure to moisturize and drink plenty of water leading up to you going outside. Dry spots can not only cause premature peeling, but it can also cause your tan to form unevenly.  

  • Exfoliate To Prep Skin To Hold A Darker Tan
  • Apply The Right Type Of Sunscreen
  • Use Saltwater To Enhance Tan

Exfoliating should be a part of your weekly, if not daily skincare routine, especially if you are a tanner. Exfoliation gets rid of any dead skin that can cheapen the results of your tan. Gently remove any dead skin cells prior to tanning so that the sun can penetrate its deeper layers, but don't scrub too hard as it can cause sensitivity and irritation.

If you are looking for drastic results in just one day, be prepared to bake in the sun for a few hours. If your skin can't handle the sun for long periods of time without reacting negatively, you will want to use a gentle sunscreen.

To keep the sunscreen from interfering with your results, choose one with an SPF level of about 30. 

Remember that the sun works by way of direct contact, so change positions frequently. Staying in one position while neglecting others will result in multi-pigmented skin. You could try shifting your body every fifteen minutes to make sure that you have treated all areas of the skin.

An added trick to both darken and lengthen your results is to use saltwater. Saltwater is known to quickly draw the sun in while removing any lingering dead skin.

If you can tan at the beach, submerge yourself into the water, but if you are not able to access one, bathe in sea salt prior to your outdoor tanning session. 

How Do You Get A Dark Tan Without Burning?

The best way to fight off a sunburn is prevention. To better your chances of not getting burnt, you will need to make sure that your skin is hydrated. Exposing dry skin to the powerful rays of the sun will quickly burn and dry your skin out further. 

  • Avoid The Sun Peak Hours of 10 am to 4 pm
  • Use Sunscreen Instead Of Sunblock
  • Gradually Build A Base Tan

According to the American Cancer Society, you carry a larger health risk if you choose not to use sunscreen. It has been found that the skin is more susceptible to both burning and cancer when it is bare.

Sunscreen will assist with your tan more than sunblock. Sunblock blocks out the rays while suncreen limits the exposure but still allows your skin to tan.

The time of day also plays a key factor in tanning your skin without getting injured. While the sun is at its peak during the hours of 10 a.m to 4 p.m, it is wise to avoid tanning during that time period. The sun rays may be too powerful, causing your skin to burn more easily.

The more adjusted your skin is to the sun, the less likely you are to experience burning. To train your skin to become more "sun-friendly", spend around 15 minutes sunbathing every day. You can start off gradually by breaking this time up into two or three segments depending on how fair your skin is.

How To Make The Dark Tan Last Long

Now that you have sun-kissed skin, you may be wondering how long it will last. Well, getting a dark tan is one thing, but preserving it is another. If you neglect to properly prepare your skin, it will fade much sooner than you would like.

Applying after-tan lotion is a way to seal the deal and extend the life of your tan. After-tan lotion helps to prevent peeling and the formation of dry spots, and it is another viable defense against burning.

Just be sure to thoroughly cleanse your skin beforehand to remove any lingering sweat or sunscreen. If you would prefer not to purchase after-tan lotion, you can formulate your own concoction to lengthen the life of your tan.

First, you will want to apply a generous amount of aloe vera to the skin. Then, you can apply one or more of the following oils: jojoba, olive, argon, or rosehip.

Conclusion

Be aware of the dangers of tanning outdoors or in a tanning bed.

If you haven't already, please consider self-tanners or spray tanning. They are much safer than laying outside or laying in a bed at a salon. Self-tanners have come a long way over the years and provide a natural looking tan without the orange tint. 

I understand you want to get a dark tan fast but just be mindful of the risks associated with tanning in the sun. Make sure your skin is exfoliated and moisturized prior to getting a tan.

Please share if you found this article helpful. Happy safe tanning! 

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