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How to tan face safely

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srtajuanita Sun 31-Jul-16 11:22:24

Hi, in the Sunday Times this morning there's a SPF 50 moisturiser recommended by India Knight for summer.

But - I'm vain enough to want to tan my face whilst on hols. I obviously don't want to burn or wrinkle like a prune.

Is there a method or product that gives a happy medium?

XiCi Sun 31-Jul-16 12:49:44

There is no safe way to get a tan, sorry. A tan means you have damaged your skin cells DNA. I used factor 50 last year and got a tan even being careful with minimal time in the sun so you will still tan with spf50 if that's what you really want. I plan to double up with a sun hat this year to protect my skin.

LongGrass Sun 31-Jul-16 13:59:23

I have fair, freckled skin, easily damaged in the sun.

I like some sun on my arms, chest and elsewhere. It feels good and looks good.

But never on my face. On my face I wear factor 30, 50 and a hat.

phoolani Sun 31-Jul-16 15:01:46

50 all the way on my face, especially after pregnancy when pigmentation issues just made me look filthy rather than tanned. I just self-tan my face.

twostepsister Sun 31-Jul-16 16:51:57

I use Olay light sunless tan moisturising cream SPF15 to give me a sunkissed glow. I don't like sunbathing and try and lie out in the sun for no more than an hour as I have sensitive skin which burns easily.

Sunbeam18 Sun 31-Jul-16 17:26:13

Why not use a face tan?!

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 31-Jul-16 19:03:32

Fake tan. All other tans are a response to damage.

Destinysdaughter Sun 31-Jul-16 19:06:55

Fake tan. It's just not worth the ageing effects of the sun for a bit of colour that won't last when you get back here.

RudyMentary Sun 31-Jul-16 19:09:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

specialsubject Sun 31-Jul-16 19:09:21

also watch facial sunscreens - too dilute to give the advertised protection unless you really slather it on. No real need anyway. Don't believe me? Look up what the dermatologists say.

tanning is the process used to make leather and causes damage. Before the usual screams start, doesn't mean you have to stay indoors all day as you need fresh air and vitamin D - but if you tan something, it will wrinkle later. Your choice.

phoolani Tue 02-Aug-16 21:46:31

What's a 'facial sunscreen'? What have I missed??

dementedpixie Tue 02-Aug-16 21:55:24

We used this on holiday as thought it would be more moisturising than the ones for the rest of the body: Seemed to work and was quite thick and didn't dry out the skin

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