Summer is one of those times where you want to look beautiful. Having that perfect, sun-kissed bronze glow is seen these days as being the ideal look to have over the summer months and people will go to all sorts of lengths to achieve that look. Some of which can be incredibly dangerous.
A lot of women will be spending every free hour they have, sat in the sun, hoping to gain a gorgeous tan. The trouble is that by doing so, we are exposing our skin to harmful amounts of sunlight that can cause premature ageing, burns, sun stroke and even skin cancer.
Tan enhancing sun cream is a much underestimated product in my mind- no one seems to know it exists, but everyone should! It works by using plant extracts that work with your skin to boost its melanin production and therefore, its tanning ability whilst the cream also contains highly effective UVA/UVB filters which protect your skin immediately on application.
What I love most is that I can relax, knowing that I am not going to burn or do any damage to myself, but that after a couple of hours of relaxing with a cold drink and a book, I will come inside with a noticeable tan, even on my stubbornly pale skin.
Many tan enhancing sun creams, including my favourite Nivea Protect and Bronze offering, also contain no self tan which appeals to me because there is no worry about streaks, orange hands, bad smells or general unnatural looking tan. Another great one is sold by Green People which is a little pricier but it is natural, organic and has a pretty light lavender and chamomile scent.
However, one thing that I cannot stress enough, is that even with a thick, even layer applied, no sun cream will make it good for your health to sit out in the direct light of the midday sun, so you do still need to take care of yourself by being sensible :)
Have you used tan enhancing sun cream before? Is there a brand that you're particularly keen on?