Posted on by Angie Aspeck

So many of us are trying to achieve that perfect tanned look, especially during the summer months or before your big tropical vacation!

I want to share with you how you can try to speed up the tanning process and some of my favourite tricks to achieve an even tan!

PRODUCTS I LIVE BY: ❤ ❤ ❤

COCONUT OIL, coconut oil, coconut oil!! 

☼ This stuff is basically magical! Not only does it leave your skin feeling insanely smooth and moisturized, it also enhances your tanning capabilities! I find the best one to use is raw/virgin organic coconut oil. You can find this almost anywhere.

☼ Coconut oil quickly activates the melanin in your skin to create a tanned look without having to spend so much time in the sun. This can be a huge benefit for people who can’t lounge on the beach for as long!

☼ Although coconut oil does not provide any SPF protection, (I recommend still using your fav SPF prior) it keeps your skin so moisturized that it can form a protective layer, which fights against peeling from too much UV exposure.

☼ Our beach blankets are so great to keep the sand off your moisturized skin! Malibu is my favourite style.

BALI BODY TANNING OILS

☼ Wow, wow, wow! I love these products. If you are looking to get a little more out of your tanning oil this is my go to brand! They are an Australian company but they ship world wide.

☼ Bali Body offers a wide range of tanning oils: Cacao Tanning Oil, Watermelon Tanning Oil, and Natural Tanning Body Oil. And it’s a huge bonus that all of their products are Vegan friendly!

☼ My personal fav is their watermelon oil tanner! This product is said to be the one to use if you want to achieve the darkest tan possible. (Which obviously I do!) This one is also an SPF6.

☼ Big surprise!! They use coconut oil in so many of their tanning products. ;)

☼ My favourite bikinis for hours spent lounging on the would have to be our Darién & Catalan styles, their minimal coverage allows for way less annoying tan lines!

AFTER SUN CARE IS SO IMPORTANT!

☼ Aloe Vera gel, lotion, or juice direct from the aloe leaf has got to be my go to for all my after sun needs! I find it so refreshing, cooling, and overall just soothes my skin that can sometimes be dry from a day on the beach.

☼ Aloe Vera products can be found in local grocery stores, health stores, and beauty stores. It is very easy to find! My favourites tend to be aloe & coconut combo lotions, to keep me moisturized and smelling super beachy!

☼ I know some of you may be allergic to Aloe which can make it tough to find products that work for you. Another great product is Vitamin E gel! I find this has most of the same effects as the aloe products I have tried.

☼ Lastly, always remember to moisturize and exfoliate after sun exposure. This keeps your skin smooth and free of any flaking!