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What sunscreen lotion should we use?
Depending on the type of skin, the duration of the sunbath is different, so the SPF level used should also differ from one person to another. One thing is certain: you must not expose yourself to the sun at lunch-time (11:30 - 15:30), when the sun burns and doesn't tan. Dermatologists say that in the first day, you must not stay more than 30 minutes in the sun. The use of creams, lotions with UV screen is mandatory!

Creams, lotions with high UV filter (15 - 20) are best to be used after the skin has tanned. You may use one with 5 -10 SPF if you're already tanned and only after 16:00 or 4PM. The cream must be applied 30 minutes before the solar exposure, to be absorbed well by the skin. If you apply it when you get to the beach, don't be surprised if you get burned in the first 10 minutes! Even if the packing writes that the product is water-proof, re-apply it after every bath. It's safer. Anyway, it doesn't resist to the harshness of the sea salt and the chloride from pools.

If you want to intensify the bronze
Use a tan booster, which has one drawback: low protection factor (2, even 0). If you mix it with a teaspoon of olive-oil and one of lemon juice and your skin will look gorgeous!

Tips: Keep the nuance
- after you wash the skin well with lukewarm warm water to remove any sand, apply an after-sun cream, but use the same line with the UV filter cream. The after-sun cream's role is to soothe the skin, to cool down and to moisturize.

- if your skin is very dry, you can apply your fave daily body butter. It moisturizes well and it "promises" you that your skin won't peel off. This way you will maintain the sunkissed appearance of your skin for a longer period of time. If you're looking for safe ways to prolong your tan you can give three options a try: you can moisturize your skin daily to help maintain the skin's fab color, you can turn towards the help of self tanners of you can opt for professional spray tanning, the choice is yours!

See also:
How to Get a Good Healthy Tan