Getting Your Tan On- Fake and Beautiful or True Sun Goddess

Getting Your Tan On- Fake and Beautiful or True Sun Goddess

Tips on Getting a Healthy and Sexy Bronze and the Best Products to Use to Get It

OMG summer time is just around the corner!!!! I know you want to be ready with that beautiful bronze goddess all-over tan look! Right!? Yep I thought so! And really…… who doesn’t! This article is going to focus on tips and things we should think about before laying out…… also, products that we should ALWAYS use before we get our glow on, and amazing products out there that help to get a real looking brown, without a burn or harmful UVA’s!
So before we start heading over to our local tanning salon and paying big bucks, or taking those (in my opinion kinda scary)  tanning pills, there are some essential facts about tanning that we all should know! Tanning is fine and getting a dose of vitamin D is essential for healthy skin and a healthy brain, but we should definitely know that it should be done very carefully and you need to be aware of the risks and dangers associated with the various types of tanning options that are out there……
The major danger with sun tanning is the exposure to ultraviolet light. Extended exposure to ultraviolet radiation from whatever source ages the skin, and to much causes a burn. OUCH! It also has the potential to cause melanoma, a kind of skin cancer. Plus it leads to super dry and droopy skin- makin us look like the next “Tan Mom”! NOOOOOOOO! So the effects of sun tanning are not anything to be taken lightly!
Who wants to get a bad sunburn or rash!? NO ONE! UVA exposure that is super intense, or even very light exposure over a prolonged period of time, can lead to just that! Whether you are tanning in natural sunlight or using a tanning bed, ultraviolet is present in both, so making sure we use  care and thought before exposure is a must! You should always remember that there is truly no such thing as totally safe ultraviolet radiation even with a sunscreen!!!! Scary right!? I know!!!! Because sunscreen can wash off and diminishes after time, we just have to always remind ourselves apply, apply, apply! One of the super awesome trends in beauty right now is how beauty is “Going Green”! We can find it in our sun blocks and almost all cosmetics now a days! Here are some all natural/organic/vegan products to try and some not so much but will pack a huge punch in the SPF department and help you keep your skin as youthful and healthy as ever!


Feel free to apply this moisturizing goodness to face, lips, body & even salty beach hair!
Safe for the entire family, “Worry Free” with Coco Bee
No Nano Sized Particles
Moisturize & Protect Skin Barrier
Filter harmful UV Rays & Protect against photo-aging


Feel free to apply this moisturizing goodness to face, lips, body & even salty beach hair!
Yummy chocolate coconut scent
Safe for the entire family, “Worry Free” with Coco Bee
No Nano Sized Particles
Moisturize & Protect Skin Barrier
Filter harmful UV Rays & Protect against photo-aging

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[Belif]UV Protector Daily Sunscreen Gel type SPF 30+ PA++ 30ml

Belif is the most truthful and sincere Korean cosmetics brand that you have ever come across. It leverages the knowledge and traditional herbal processing method passed down from a British herbalist since 1860 to create a cosmetic line formulated with superb ingredients and efficacy for the skin. SPF 30

There are definitely some that need to think even more so about going out into the sun. Different pre dispositions and certain medications, including birth control pills, can make your skin more susceptible to sunburn, patchiness, sun spots, rashes, cancer and many other skin afflictions. So people with existing skin conditions must take extra, EXTRA care when in the sun! Bummer right!? If this is you, don’t be afraid or embarrassed to speak with your doc on the many different options and steps you can take to keep yourself safe! As the smart ones say in Pineapple Express……. “Safety First, Then Teamwork!”

GlyMed Plus Master Aesthetics Elite Photo-Age Sunscreen 30+ 2 Oz
An excellent sunscreen for patients after surgical procedures, laser treatments or clinical peels. Contains the highest level of physical and chemical protection from UVA and UVB rays. Great for all skin types! But, if you have any type of skin disorder, make sure to ask your Doctor if this Sunscreen is safe for you! Plus you will get it shipped to you for free and a free gift!!!!

But really, I don’t want to scare you! My intention here is not for you to put off your tanning plan altogether, but to simply put you on your guard to be very careful while tanning and always be aware of how much UVA’s you are exposing yourself too, and what type of protection you are using! Because if we use protection and are well informed, the healthier we are and can be!
Most people, typically women, begin their tanning habit as part of a beauty regime, frequently when we are quite young. (I know I started at age 15…..) It has been proven that our skin is more fragile when we are younger because we produce more skin cells rapidly. Shedding and re growing new ones everyday. Makes sense right? If you are under the age of 18, you need parental consent to go to the tanning salon, you gotta ask Mama first!!! And just know, you are only young once, and this is your only body and your temple, so take good care of it and you will thank yourself when you are older! Ask yourself if it is really worth the risk to you? Don’t feel any pressure from classmates or society to look a certain way, you are beautiful and unique! That is what makes all of us so beautiful! Only get your tan on if it truly makes you happy and in turn healthier. So if we want to tan, let’s all take a look at the precautions we can take to protect our skin and stay well informed and healthy!!!! The safest way to tan is to do it slowly and gradually over as long a period of time as possible and ALWAYS, NO MATTER WHAT KIND OF CIRCUMSTANCES, USE A PROTECTION!!!!!!

These are two rules we can stick too so we are tanning as healthy as possible:

  1. It is recommended that people should use sunscreen with an SPF of at least 15. That way we have UVA protection, but can still get our glow on! But if you do have any pre-existing skin conditions, always speak with your doctor and make a well thought out plan!
  2. After any fun time in the sun or a good fake and bake session, make sure to use a generous amount of moisturizer! This will help with any drying effect the sun might have on your skin, as well as prevent wrinkles, uneven skin tone, flaking, help settle down the effects of a burn, and keep your skin soft and smooth! There are tons of good beauty products out there (especially for the face) that help with moisturizing! This will keep your skin healthy as well as acting as a “lock in” type product to help keep your tan last longer with less fade.

Sheer Color Tinted Moisturizer SPF30

Amazing brand! Plus has the perk of a tint that will give you a extra “Glow!” that you might be looking for! Also on super sale right now at 38% OFF!

Bath & Body Works True Blue Spa After Sun Moisturizer Hold It Right There, 12oz / 355m

With soothing, moisturizing Aloe Vera to calm sunkissed skin, Cruelty Free!, light weight and is shipped right now to you for free! Rated 5 out of 5 stars and is a top seller!

Restore- Healing Salve

The Spark Naturals Restore Healing salve is an amazing formula of Lavender, Melaleuca, Rosemary, Frankincense, Organic Beeswax, 100% Pure Organic Coconut Oil, Extra Virgin Organic Olive Oil & Vitamin E. The Restore Salve is designed to help with dry & cracked skin, sores, and other topical ailments. All natural healing with essential oils makes this one of my go to’s! Lavender is known for its healing properties with saving burned and chapped skin plus this perfect blend helps nourish and moisturize hurting skin.

Retinol Surge Moisturizer- Retinol Cream 2.5% – 3.4 fl oz w Best Natural Ingredients Hyaluronic Acid Serum + Green Tea + Vitamins for Anti-Aging & Anti-Wrinkle & Even Skin

Best selling on the market right now! Plus you get it for a whole 19.00 dollars off! Amaze-balls!!!!

Basically, one step is before exposure, one step is for after! Making it preventive and post care helping with any side effects you might have after sun exposure!

Sunscreen should be applied all over any skin that is going to be exposed to UVA’s at least a half hour before tanning, whether you are outside in the direct sunlight or in the salon. And if you are having fun in the sun for a long time, or in any outdoor activities for periods of time longer than 1 hour, sunscreen should be applied about every two hours. Remember when swimming that sunlight is intensified by the reflection of the water! You will want to use a sunscreen that is waterproof! Also a good thing to keep in mind is if you are swimming in the ocean, salt water can be harsher on the products we use so make sure to always re apply and get a good product that works!!!! Here are some awesome water proof sunscreens for you to try out:

Mineral Sunscreen SPF 25 – With Best Natural and Organic Ingredients Water Resistant Sunblock – Non-Nano Zinc, Non-Toxic Gentle Enough for Kids, Babies, Sports

100% Natural and Organic Ingredients – Organic Aloe Vera and plant extracts. No harmful additives plus water proof and safe for everyone!!!! Plus on sale right now!

Best Sunscreen Lotion With SPF 30 – Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection – Nourishing Skin Care For Women And Men With Aloe And Cocoa Butter – Antioxidant Vitamin E

Rated 5 out of 5 stars and extremely good value!!!! ONLY 6.95 and FREE SHIPPING!!!!!! Sweat and water resistant for up to 80 minutes straight!!!!

Sometimes, accidents happen! I fell asleep last year in Long Beach for only 2 hours and payed for it severely! I was bedridden for a whole day because I was burnt so bad! Not only that, I lost my killer tan that I had worked on all year long! I’m a girl with very fair skin, so I play in the sun and use fake tanning products to get my bronze babe look! And let me tell you…… when you lose it, it sucks so bad! Plus who knows what kind of damage I did to my skin in the long run!? But, at least there are products out there to ease the pain! Here are 2 products I used that saved me a lot of pain, plus a few others that are super well rated!


This Aloevera gel helped save me when I got so burnt! Without it I would have been in such bad shape…. It instantly cools and relieves and is also organic….. and that helped me a lot because the other product I used definitely was not!!!! LOL! Also on sale for only 9.00!

Doctor recommended Fast Penetration Pain Relief Cream, Lidocaine Ointment, Topical Numbing Cream, Local Anesthetic, Made in USA, Non Greasy Burn Relief

Alright it might seem crazy but I was so badly burnt that I rubbed this all over my body and it helped SOOOOO MUCH! I thought that my skin was going to melt off and this numbs the pain so quick! It didn’t 100% take away all the sting but a good 95% of it! Amazing! PENETRATES DEEPLY, QUICKLY AND EFFECTIVELY. Numb 100 is a topical pre treatment pain reliever which works by penetrating into the dermal layers of skin including the epidermis where pain receptors are.
LONGER LASTING. Numb100 lasts longer than usual lidocane ointments, lasting up to 90 minutes.
HASSLE FREE WARRANTY. We offer a “No questions asked” policy that applies for the first 45 days, with a money back/replacement guarantee!
NO SIDE EFFECTS. Numb 100 gives you the ultimate pain free experience. Say no to itching, redness, or side effects

This stuff is a life saver to say the least!!!!

Avene After-Sun Repair

Cooling and hydrating Avène After-Sun Repair Creamy Gel soothes and calms the skin after being exposed to the sun. Helps restore the skin’s barrier and prevent moisture loss and has an immediate cooling effect on the skin. It is non-greasy and fast-absorbing and counteracts the drying effects of the sun and environmental exposure. You also get it shipped to you for free right now!!!! Yay!!!! Plus if you spend more then 25.00 dollars and up, you get 25% OFF! Use code: LOVEMOM at checkout

But Hey! Tanning is not all bad and can actually be good for you! Like mentioned earlier, Vitamin D exposure is key to good mental health and we can get a healthy dose from sunlight! Also, sun exposure in moderation can be good for skin conditions! Sufferers from eczema, pruritus, psoriasis and other skin conditions can actually see improvements with moderate exposure to the sun as long as you speak with your doctor to find the right products for you. But as with everything, tanning sensibly and in moderation is the key to being a healthier you!
And then…… there are also fun alternatives to tanning in direct sunlight or using tanning beds! Sunless tanning is becoming extremely popular! And we can see why! With sunless tanning, you can get a tan without the danger of hurting yourself and damaging your health. When you spray tan you will enter a room and get sprayed by  a machine that will spray you with a product that darkens the skin and usually helps with moisturizing! This spray contains the chemical DHA (an abbreviation for dihydroxyacetone), this is the substance that gives the skin a tan color. This chemical has actually been approved in the USA as safe to use for over twenty-five years! Yay! Plus there are tons of “at home” products that we can use! Some might seem a little strange…… Who uses a mit other then to get something out of the oven right?! But these tanning kits and products work!!!!

50ML Sun Tanning Fast Tan Enhancer Beauty Black Body Cream Bronzer Lotion Natural Looking

Massage evenly into exfoliated and moisturized skin.
2.Futher application result in a rich dark tan. Ideal for face and body to prolong existing tan. Excellent for sun sensitive skin. Plus 50% OFF right now! ONLY 8.99!!!!!!

Self Tanner & Tanning Application Kit – Bundle of Sunless Tanning Lotion Made With Natural & Organic Ingredients, Exfoliation Mitt, Body and Face Applicator Glove

This is a all you could need kit that is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars! and Organic ingredients witch is hard to find in the self tanning world……

Tan Towel Self Tan Towelette Classic 10 Count

This is a product that my cousin’s wife first discovered and we both have been in love for years! World famous tanning product that is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars! Also on sale! and free shipping!!!!!!

Jergens Natural Glow + Firming Moisturizer, Fair to Medium Skin Tones, 7.5 Ounce

This is my fave self tanning product to date! I use it 2-3 times a week and notice a difference in my skin after the second application! Plus it does not cost a arm and a leg!!!!

Alright, these have always kinda scared me but maybe you might  have come across tanning pills. These can be found on sale at some tanning salons, beauty supply stores and drug stores. However, at least in the United States, they are not currently approved as safe and have been associated with certain types of eye disorders! That is one of the reasons that this fad is so scary! They may say “All Natural” or “Completely Safe”. This might not be as true as we would like to believe as consumers!!!! These are not approved by the FDA, so we truly have no idea what is in them!!!! My suggestion…… Please STAY AWAY! Some tanning pills have been linked to liver damage and to urticaria, a skin condition which produces severe itching and leads to hardcore peeling and flakey skin. No thanks! Us beauty lovers know that “Beauty is pain”, but some things in life (especially something as vain as getting browner skin), is just not worth the risk.
We all want  healthy skin and to look our best in the summer with a beautifully tanned and bronzed body. But life is short, and if the risk outweighs the reward in your mind, please don’t feel pressured by society to use something or do anything that makes you uncomfortable or harms your temple. Tanning is awesome when we  do it safely! Be aware of how long you are exposed to the sun and harmful ultraviolet radiation. If we stay mindful and open to learning we will be empowered and not feel guilty or bad when we go to play out in the sun or fake and bake!

I take my time and find all products and deals myself and I would use all these products above! If I would not use it, then I definitely do not want my friends and loved ones too! I want you to have complete confidence in what I put in my articles and confidence in me! Thankyou so much for taking the time to read this, and I truly hope it helps!!!!!!

Peace * Love * Beauty