Monday, 15 April 2013

Guest Post | Valerie Johnston gives her tanning skincare tips!

Keeping up with your skin can be a pretty daunting task. Seeing as almost all people struggle with some form of acne at some point in their lives, it is almost impossible to have perfect, blemish-free skin all the time. However, there are a few ways to make sure your outer self is looking just as good as your inner self feels. If you really want to take great care of your skin, throw out all those creams, acne kits, and bad advice from your friends, and read about what you should really be doing to keep your skin as healthy as possible.

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Avoid Tanning Booths
One of the main causes of ugly, torn up, poorly nourished skin is the constant use of tanning beds. For some reason people feel like they have to constantly look like a sun kissed god or goddess in order to be attractive. This insatiable desire to look darker and darker has driven so many individuals to the point that they are using the tanning booths on a weekly, sometimes even daily, basis. If you have become one of these people, you need to realize the serious impact that all of that tanning can have on your skin and the rest of your body. When you tan constantly, you are exposing your body to harmful light rays that can cause all sorts of repercussions, including things like skin cancer. No one wants to realize that he or she is on the way to death by cancer because of something as silly as a tanning bed.

Being exposed to all those toxic rays not only makes your skin unhealthy on the cellular level, but it also leaves your skin looking terrible on the outside as well. Over the years, the tissues of your body will begin to break down and age twice as fast as they would if you did not tan at all. This super fast aging and breaking down of the skin will make your appearance less than desirable. So, yes, you may be the darkest person on the block, but what good does that do if you look 50 at age 30 and have the skin of a saggy old person? That sounds harsh, but sometimes the truth can be hard to handle. To really keep your skin in good shape, stop tanning and start investing your time and money into your already naturally perfect self.

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Wear Sunscreen
Another extremely important way to keep your skin looking young and radiant is by always wearing sunscreen on your face and body when you go outside. A lot of people think this is ridiculous and refuse to do it. However, even when it may not look sunny out, the sun is always there, meaning those UV rays are always there too. If you don’t want you skin being beaten up by years of sun exposure, sunscreen is the way to go.
Now, this does not mean you have to be like those beach bums who put globs of sunscreen on their noses and cheeks. In fact, all you need is a thin layer over the
face (and any other exposed sensitive areas) before you go outside. You can even apply it underneath your make up if you don’t want to go out with bare skin. Whatever you do, though, make sure you put it on. Contrary to what you may think, it is actually easier for the UV rays to damage your skin when it is cloudy out than when it is not, because the clouds filter the light and let the UV rays straight through to your body. If you truly mean business when it comes to healthy skin, cut out the tanning and bring out the sun block.

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Valerie Johnston is a health and fitness writer located in East Texas. With ambitions of one day running a marathon, writing for ensures she keeps up-to-date on all of the latest health and fitness news.

Thanks to Valerie for those skincare tips! Hopefully if we get some sun in England we'll have a chance to put them in to practice! Also I'll be packing my factor 40 for my trip to Italy as I'm rather fair and deffo don't want sunburn to ruin my holiday! 

Did you find these tips helpful?
Do you use sunbeds? What do you think of Valerie's tips?

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  1. These are great tips and I definitely agree with wearing an SPF and avoiding sunbeds, do no good for your skin!

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  2. Good tips! I don't think sun beds are a great idea! My friend came back reli burnt from one, that can't be good for the skin!


  3. Hi Georgia, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  4. I have to say I'm guilty of a sunbed here and there, I normally use them at the beginning of summer or just before a holiday, to build a slight base tan and make sure I don't get burnt straight away.. naughty I know, but I miss my New Zealand sunshine!
    Thank god the sun has finally come out now too Georgia - hooray for Spring!

    Vanessa x


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