There is nothing better than relaxing on the beach. You can listen to the waves crash while enjoying the hot summer sun. Not only will you be relaxed when you leave, you will also leave with a nice golden tan. The only problem that some people have with this are tan lines, tan lines can be a problem when wearing a strapless dress or top. If you are tanning for an upcoming event such as a wedding, you will want to get rid of those tan lines before you put on your dress.
How to Get Rid of Tan Lines
- –Tanning Booth: There are two ways you can cover tan lines. The first is by using a tanning bed. All you would need to do is go to the local tanning salon. When you go to the tanning booth, be sure not to wear anything covering up the tan lines that you are trying to blend with your current golden tan. Be sure to tan just a little bit at a time. If you are covering an area that is not normally tan, the skin will be especially sensitive to the UV lamps. After leaving the tanning salon, you should apply a moisturizer such as aloe vera to prevent dryness and peeling.
It can take up to 3 visits before your tan lines have blended with the rest of your tan.
- –Sunless Tanner: Sunless Tanner is a less dangerous way to cover up tan lines. When using a sunless tanner, you are not exposing the white skin to the harmful UV lamps. While it is safer to use sunless tanner, it may be a bit more difficult to match the color exactly.
Before you apply the sunless tanner, it is important to exfoliate the white area of the tan lines. After exfoliating the skin with a loofah or sponge, it is important to moisturize the area. This will give your skin a more even and consistent tan. Be sure when applying sunless tanner that you wear rubber gloves. You do not want to have your fingertips and palms stained with the sunless tanner as well. Take the sunless tanner and blend it in with the edges of the tan line.
It may take more than one treatment in order to perfectly match the color. You will want to wait a couple days between applications to avoid skin irritation.
How to Avoid Tan Lines
If you do not want to go through the hassle of covering tan lines, you can try to prevent them. If you are at the beach or a public pool, your options are limited. If it is tan lines on the shoulder that you are tying to prevent, you should wear a strapless swim suit.
If you are laying out in the sun in the privacy of your own home, removing your swim suit top is an option. Be sure that you have complete privacy from your family, neighbors, or cars driving by the house. It could be very embarrassing if someone were to approach you while sun bathing topless.
If you do not have the privacy required at your home to sunbathe topless, you can go to a tanning salon. You will have complete privacy in a tanning booth. Tanning booths allow you to go in completely naked. This will give you an all over tan without any tan lines. If you are using a tanning bed, be sure not to overdue it. The UV lamps in a tanning booth can be harmful to the skin. After leaving the tanning salon, be sure to moisturize the skin with aloe vera. This will keep the skin from drying out and peeling.
Tan lines can be a pain, however, if you need to get rid of them it is simple.
Tan line Fashion
One other option is to use the sun and create tan lines that are cool!