I wanna soak up the sun

It's that time of year again to get out in the sun and get that wonderful, natural Vitamin D. Here are some great tanning tips:

 Before heading out (or indoor tanning), exfoliate your skin. This will remove dead skin and increase the effectiveness of tanning.

I always cover my head and neck with higher SPF. I think those are the parts of the body that seem to age the quickest.

Don't shower right after tanning. Allow 3-4 hrs for your skin to absorb the tan before washing up. 

If your skin starts to tingle, that means its overexposed and you need to stop immediately.

For indoor tanning only go 7 minutes at first, to build a base. Work your way slowly up to 20. If you need to be tan in a hurry, I highly recommend Mystic tan or airbrushing. This will run you between $15-35 depending on where you go. 

Tanning has got such a bad rep, that I want to list a few BENEFITS from tanning: 

Sunlight protect against a host of diseases, including osteoporosis, heart disease, and cancers of the breast, prostate, and colon. What's more, sunlight has other hidden benefits—like protecting against depression, insomnia, and an overactive immune system.