Looking for the best Maui tanning tips for your next stay on the island?
One of the best things about sunny and warm weather is the possibility to rock glowing and sunkissed skin. Whether you get tan by applying the “best suntan lotion on the planet” at the beach, pool, or lake, you can’t deny that wonderful feeling of seeing your babe skin glow!
That in mind, if you’re looking for the best Maui tanning tips, keep reading! Here are Maui Babe’s recommendations for getting a deep, dark, and rich tan naturally.
Best Maui tanning tip #1: Sunscreen is not the enemy
Have you ever asked yourself: “why wear sunscreen if what I want is to get tanned?”.
It’s a common misconception to believe that sunscreen prevents us from tanning. On the contrary, sunscreen is designed to protect the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays, and this has nothing to do with our body producing melanin in response to sunlight.
That said, If you’re an Amazing Maui Babe looking to get a natural tan, the first thing to do is to choose a Reef Safe Broad-Spectrum Sunscreen with at least 30 SPF protection.
Keep in mind, the more you protect your skin against sunburn, the better. Apply the sunscreen at least 15 minutes before sun exposure, and then reapply it according to the instructions on the bottle.
Prepare the skin for getting a great tan on Maui
To get the best tan, you need to make sure your skin is ready for it.
If you prefer to tan outdoors, make sure your skin is clean, your pores aren’t clogged, and don’t forget to stay hydrated. It’s also a good idea to start eating food rich in antioxidants, such as tomatoes and other red and orange vegetables and fruit, before spending an entire day under the Hawaiian sun.
When using a Browning Lotion, you want to be more thorough with your prep routine. Exfoliate your skin the day before, and make sure you shave or wax at least 24 hours before applying the Browning Lotion. Not giving your skin enough time to heal after shaving or waxing can cause bumps.
For best results, plan to tan in batches
A common mistake some people make when tanning the natural way is believing that the more time they spend under the sun, the darker the tan. While spending the whole day sunbathing may indeed result in a deep tan, it will most likely hurt your skin as well.
Aside from sunburn, you’ll also risk seeing your skin start to peel from the sun damage.
If you’re looking for the best tanning tips on Maui, make sure to schedule your tanning sessions to last from 15 minutes to 1 hour a day if you don’t already have a base tan, and if these are your first days spent at the beach on the island, you can lay under the sun for 10 – 15 minutes every hour and spend the rest of the time covered by an umbrella, lounging in the pool, or doing something else, like exploring the many things that Maui has to offer.
Amazing Maui Babe tip: Don’t forget to use After Sun lotion after being outdoors and showering to help seal and heal your tan. It will aid in preventing your skin from peeling too!