Do you love to dive into your pool and then soak up some sun in your backyard to get a tan?
There’s a certain indulgence to basking in the sunshine by the pool, working on achieving that perfect golden tan. But, enjoying pool time comes with your skin being in contact with chlorine water. To avoid dry skin, skin irritation, and your tan fading, we have prepared a checklist for you to follow to get the golden tan you have been dreaming of.
The steps you are about to read are what celebs and people with the perfect golden tan take any time they go swimming while wanting to tan. Keep in mind you can follow the checklist below before or after swimming.
Choose the Right Time: The sun’s rays are strongest between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., which is also when you’re most likely to get sunburned. Try to avoid direct sun exposure during these hours. The best time to tan is in the morning or late afternoon.
Starting Fresh – Just like an artist needs a clean canvas, your skin needs a quick cleanse before you start your tanning session. A rinse in your outdoor shower can wash away any sweat, oils, or impurities, making your skin ready for an even and flawless tan.
Exfoliate: Use an exfoliating scrub during your shower to remove dead skin cells. This helps in achieving a more even tan and allows your sun protection and tanning products to be more effective.
Use Sun Protection while swimming: Always apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher, at least 15 minutes before sun exposure. It’s important to keep the sun protectant on while swimming. Sunscreen not only protects your skin from harmful UV rays but also allows you to tan more slowly, reducing the risk of sunburn. It’s important to apply sunscreen while swimming because it’s not time to tan yet. Have fun playing some water basketball or diving.
A Cool Break – During those particularly hot days, an outdoor shower serves as a blissful retreat, allowing you to cool down without interrupting your tanning session. It’s a refreshing pause that keeps your suntanning comfortable and enjoyable.
Rinse Off Chlorine After Swimming– Chlorine, indispensable for pool hygiene, can, unfortunately, compromise both your tan and your skin’s comfort. Integrating an outdoor shower into your routine immediately after swimming can be a game changer. By promptly washing off the residual chlorine and waterproof sunscreen you protect your tan from premature fading and keep your skin in a healthier state, significantly enhancing your poolside tanning experience.”
Rinse and wipe off sunscreen: Sunscreen can be waterproof for up to 1-2 hours. Leaving this on your skin can prevent you from getting that nice golden tan you want. Once you are done with this step you are ready to move on to the next step of applying your favourite suntanning oil.
Apply Suntan Oil: Now you are ready to apply your preferred suntan oil. It’s best to apply the oil and they lay out in the sun for about 15-30 minutes depending on your skin type and the level of tan you are currently at.
Hydrate and Nourish Your Skin: Drink plenty of water and keep your skin hydrated with a good moisturizer after sun exposure. This will prolong your tan and keep your skin healthy.
Post-Tan Pampering – After achieving the sun-kissed look you’ve been after, a final cleanse under your outdoor shower can wash off any residual tanning oils or lotions, preventing any potential skin irritation or breakouts.
Repeat these steps and get your desirable bronze-tanned look this summer.
By now, you’re realizing just how essential an outdoor shower is to perfect your suntanning process. It’s not just a luxury—it’s a vital tool for rinsing, refreshing, and rejuvenating your skin at each crucial step. Now, imagine having a stylish, easily assembled, and moveable shower from the Canadian Timber Collection by Dundalk Leisurecraft.
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Still, have questions? Book a call with one of our Backyard Experts at your convenience. We’re here to help you every step of the way. Your perfect golden tan and enriched outdoor experience await.