Summer is right around the corner, which means you’ll have plenty of opportunities to lounge by the pool at your community of Hyland Village apartments! We couldn’t be more excited about the warm weather, and we’re ready help you make the most of your time out by the pool this summer! If you’re like a lot of Colorado residents, you're ready to catch a tan after the long winter. Our resort-style pool is the perfect place to do just that, but there are a few things you should know about tanning before you bake in the sun.
In this week’s blog post, we’ll be talking about 5 things you need to know before you go out to the pool to catch a tan. There’s more to safe tanning than applying sunscreen, but we’ll give you the guide you need to achieve that perfect bronze look.
With that, let’s take a look at the list of tips below! When you finish reading this post, please feel free to share the link to this blog with your friends and neighbors living in your community of apartments near Hyland Village.
Eat Food That Protects your Skin
Your body produces a chemical on it’s own that acts like SPF, but you can boost your body’s ability to produce this chemical by eating more tomatoes. Next time you’re at the grocery store, be sure to stock up on salsa, pasta sauce and fresh tomatoes for your salads!
We also recommend eating more fish, as Omega-3 can act as an anti-inflammatory in the event that you do get sunburned. Caffeine is another natural ingredient that can help prevent skin damage, so bring a green tea or an iced coffee to the pool next time you go out there!
Figure out your tanning limit
If you’re fair skinned to start with, it’s unlikely that you can improve your tan after an hour or two out in the sun. If you do have darker skin, you can stay out for 2-3 hours, but usually not much more. See, everyone’s skin has a limit for how much melanin it can produce. Once you hit that cut off, you’ll start burning instead of tanning.
We recommend going into the shade every 20 minutes or so to reduce the intensity of the sun’s rays. This might sound a little counterintuitive, but your tan will last longer and look better if you give your skin breaks throughout your tanning session. Put your chair near some shade so you can easily take breaks, and use that time to check for redness before you go back out in the sun!
Understand sunscreen terms
It’s not all about SPF, folks. Also, SPF 30 is preferable to SPF 50. SPF 30 blocks essentially the same amount of UV rays as SPF 50, but putting on SPF 50 can make you feel like you’re 100% protected from the sun, and that’s never good. Also, look for broad-spectrum sunscreen that protects from “high” UV rays.
We’ve reached the end of our list of tanning tips for this week! If we’ve done our job, you should be prepared to catch that perfect tan this summer out by the pool. Thanks for taking some time out of your busy schedule to read the latest blog post from Caliber at Hyland, and please be sure to bookmark the blogs page so you can easily check back when the next post goes live!
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