The fatty acids in coconut oil help your skin and the oil itself contains light SPF. It's fantastic for people with sensitive skin and works great as a moisturizer. Olive oil and coconut oil are both fantastic for tanning, but olive oil will still give you a better glow, and like olive oil, it's best to use extra virgin coconut oil.
Avocado oil is another big name in natural tanning products because it's full of natural fatty acids that moisturize your skin. However, avocado oil is not as accessible as olive and coconut oil. Avocado oil can backfire on oily skin types too.
Minerals and vitamins in the aloe vera is a popular product in the beauty world because it works wonders for treating sunburns, but the oil converted from aloe vera gel helps achieve a tan too. Still, it is best used as burning prevention and an added touch to a different type of tanning oil.
Olive oil is beneficial because it contains the antioxidant vitamin E, which is great to the skin. It’s also favorable in tanning oils because it increases your ability to develop the beautiful natural tan. You can use olive oil on your steak, in your salad, in your martini and on your body. How great is that?
How to Use Olive Oil For Tanning
In our previous post, we explained the safe way to use olive oil for tanning. To summarize - exfoliate, moisturize and use sunscreen. Never apply olive oil directly in the hot noon sun, but instead use it in the morning or the late afternoon. Use sunscreen! We can't stress this enough, olive oil is not a sunscreen replacement.
Here’s how to use olive oil the safe way:
- apply Selo Olive Oil at home 30 minutes before stepping out
- apply your sunscreen at the beach, preferably in the shade, and give it a few minutes to penetrate your skin
- while in the sun, change position every 15 minutes
- take breaks in the shade, more often in the beginning when your skin is still quite fair
- use moisturizer after the beach
Effective DIY Olive Oil Tanning Recipes
Olive Oil and Coffee Grounds
Olive Oil and Carrots
Olive Oil and Oranges
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