Pamela’s Personal Summer Tips
From Pamela’s Exclusive Skin Spa on Sunset, we have tips on how to get a summer tan without harming your skin. Pamel’s clients include Hollywood elite — and even Paris Hilton
During the summer months, we need to think about the changes we must make to our skin care regimen. It is possible to still have a healthy glowing tan without harming your skin.
You want protection from both UVB and UVA rays…think B for burning, and A for aging. UVB are the strongest between 10am-3pm. However, UVA rays penetrate the skin more deeply than UVB rays do. These are sun beams that will age you, long term effects such as leathering and wrinkling UVA rays are present during daylight hours year round.
Pamela’s personal sun block favorites: · Pure baby or Neutrogena light touch SPF 70 for those that don’t want a greasy feeling.
· Also suggest any of the Anthelio’s sunscreen products
· Pamela’s SPF 30 Sunscreen
Getting a Tan WITHOUT Damaging your skin:
Exfoliate the body – scrub with natural ingredients
· A mixture of iodized salt (2 or 3 containers will do), olive oil, and plain yogurt.
· Add a squeeze of lemon and maybe a few drops of lavender for scent, and then mix it all together to make a paste that’s not runny and has a thick consistency
. Get in the shower with the water off and thoroughly scrub your whole body. Apply your sunscreen
· Use a shot glass for the entire body (do this at least 20 minutes before going into the sun)
· Let it sink into the skin then apply a self-tanner (tere are a lot of great self-tanners available; it doesn’t have to be the most expensive one) You are ready to go in the sun!
· Keep applying the sunscreen and self-tanner throughout the day (the sun will activate the self-tanner and give you a natural tan without streaks) · Stay in the sun for a maximum of three hours
· Don’t shower for at least three hours after leaving the sun (when showering, no need to scrub- just gently wash and then apply moisturizer – use one with a glow to it like Nivea Shimmer lotion to enhance the tan.
· Do this exfoliation process once every two weeks to keep your tan fresh and to avoid a “muddy” look.
· If at the beach, you can always use sand to go over your hands, feet and elbow- areas that self-tanner may tend to settle. Enjoy your summer, but please make sure to protect your skin at all times. Always be aware that the sun is the #1 cause of aging, skin cancer, hyper-pigmentation and a whole host of problems that you really don’t want to ever deal with down the line.