Everybody loves to get a good tan once in a while in order to give his/her skin that perfect golden glow. But to get it done right you will require other things as well. Tanning oil is an essential item among these which should be compatible with your skin type so that you will be able to get a good end result.
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The Need for a Good Tanning Oil
The primary need for oil for a tan is to get the proper moisture and magnification required for your skin which will allow the tan to be a long lasting one. The magnification process provides a prism-like an effect to the ultraviolet light which will aid in multiplying and intensifying it so that the tan will be strengthened. To keep the brownish color for a while you will need to make sure that your skin is thoroughly moisturized too. A dry skin might cause the tanned skin to flake or peel away quickly. This is where the moisturizing process of the oil comes into play, which will keep your skin healthy in order to get the best tan possible. Good tanning oils also have a conditioning effect on the skin and there are certain types that even provide something extra. For example, some oils give a tingling sensation when applied on the skin which allows the blood to rise to the surface of the skin where its melanin will provide a better tan. However, it is best to start with a low-level application so that your body will get accustomed to the tingling sensation. Afterward, you can gradually use higher levels according to your requirement.
There are also self-tanning oils out there like Bondi Sands’ liquid gold which can be used if you do not want to expose yourself to the sun. Many ingredients are also used in these tanning oils to provide you with a good tanning effect. Sunflower oil is known to provide a high moisturizing effect on damaged and aged skin when coupled with vitamins like A, D and E. Coconut oil is better known to provide a dark tan but should be used mildly if you have sensitive skin. Another substance used is Lanolin which is extracted from sheep wool oil glands. It can prevent irritations on the skin while sealing in the moisture. Natural minerals like Zinc/Titanium Oxide prevents damages that can be caused by overexposed UV rays. Butter extracted from cocoa beans can aid in lightening stretch marks on your skin while sweet almond oil can soothe it, all the while rejuvenating it. Tanning oils also have Vitamins like C and E which also helps in this process.
All in all, when picking out tanning oil that is best suited for you, make sure to find out if it has the right level of moisturizing that can provide the adequate protection for your skin. Along with the right oil, use protective glasses when basking in the sun in order to protect your eyes as well. And also remember to refrain from using these oils on your face as there are special creams designed especially for that purpose.