Miley, Miley, Miley. If she isn’t tweeting pictures of her strange crying cat emoji tattoo, she’s sharing painful images of her recent sunburn whilst taking a break from shows and recording, in sunny Tampa. But where we’ve all had little giggle at forgetting to pop on a blob of sun cream here and there, Miley’s sunburn looks excruciating and can, in fact, be potentially life threatening! So read through our rules of tanning to make sure that you don’t make the same mistake as Miley which will leave you both painfully red raw and red with embarrassment this summer…
1) This one’s obvious and you know it already! It’s all too easy to swap the lotion for a spritz of tanning oil in order to be the most sun kissed girl on the beach, so we’ll remind you again! Make sure to invest in a bottle of at least factor 30 +UVF lotion if you’re exposing your body to the sun for the first time in a while. Don’t forget, you can tan through lotion, so rubbish any rumours that say you’ll remain pasty.
2) Treat any sunburn with a handy bottle of aftersun. Here at AMOR, we swear by La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume £15, which not only protects the skin from exposure, but calms irritated skin, leaving a comforting cooling effect.
3) Stay hydrated. Sun exposure dries the skin out to a large extent and can also lead to dreaded heatstroke, so make sure you always have a drink to hand to prevent falling ill and to keep those wrinkles away. No one wants loose, leathery skin….
4) Try to keep out of the sun for prolonged periods between 11am to 2pm as this is when the sun is at its strongest. It’s also the time where 60% of most sun burn cases take place – coincidence? We think not – stay under that umbrella.
Words by: Jacqueline Kilikita.