Can You Tan Without Tanning Lotion? Why Should You Avoid It

sexy body of a beautiful lady in a pink bikini tanning in a pool

Can you tan without lotion?

Sometimes beauty seems to entail so much, right?

You decide to start tanning, and all of sudden your facing dilemmas like what type of lotion to use and whether you even need it at all.

But your quest is over because I’ll help you understand everything about tanning without it and even give you alternatives to sun oil.

Can You Tan Without Tanning Lotion?

The answer to this question is very subjective. There are some cases that allow for tanning without lotion (to be discussed more below).

But in most cases yes, lotion is very much needed.

For example, if you’re using a tanning bed, chances are you should absolutely use a lotion for the process.

These specialized lotions help in keeping the skin well-nourished and moisturized, as well as facilitate faster tanning.

This is critical when using a tanning bed because its intensity is 6 times more powerful than natural sunlight.

Tanning lotion is also critical if your skin is somewhat fair, light and sensitive.

Keep in mind that sunscreen does not play the same role as tanning lotion.

The latter helps the skin darken fast in the presence of UV rays, while sunscreen prevents sunburn.

Speaking of sunburn, now is a good moment to remind you that no form of natural tanning is safe, and we’re in no way condoning it.

Young woman lying on tanning bed for a beautiful complexion

Indoor Tanning Without Lotion

Whether you use lotion when tanning indoors or not is absolutely up to you.

Before choosing tanning in an indoor bed, though, make sure you’re aware of the pros and cons. Also, consider scheduling regular visits with your dermatologist for checkup.

There are a few reasons why people may decide to avoid lotion when tanning indoors.

For example, if you live in a high-altitude area, and you can hardly get enough sunlight during winter, you might decide to skip it.

You can use a tanning bed for a very minimum time for vitamin D. In this case; you don’t need to use a tanning lotion since it prevents vitamin D synthesis.

I should point out, though, that if Vitamin D is the only reason you’re tanning, there are far safer ways to get it.

People also avoid tanning lotions if they’re committed to a natural lifestyle, and they don’t want the synthetic chemicals in the lotion on their skin.

a pretty woman applying tanning lotion on her arms

Benefits of Lotion

Unless you have very valid reasons, specialists strongly discourage tanning without the lotion.

So, what are the benefits of using tanning lotion? Here are the main ones.

It’s Easy to Use

The best thing about tanning lotion is that you don’t need to be a certified beautician to apply it well.

Tanning lotions are simply applied like normal moisturizers and lotions.

In fact, most are similar to moisturizers in terms of texture and formula. They are all designed to keep your skin hydrated.

The only difference is that tanning lotions have DHA responsible for the fake (sunless) tanning. The chemical interacts with the top-layer skin cells, resulting in a darker tone.

So, why is this a pro? Because you don’t have to worry about applying the tanning lotion the wrong way, and getting undesired results.

Better Tanning Results

Just because it’s possible to tan without lotion, it doesn’t mean you will get the best results.

Using a high-quality tanning lotion keeps that notorious orange-y look at bay.

Thankfully, new formulas and products in the indoor tanning industry have made it possible to get realistic results.

Of course, they don’t look exactly like natural tan results, but they’re still impressive.

Ensure you apply your tanning lotion well for the desired results.

Tanning Lotion Offers Mild Protection from Strong UV Rays

As much as outdoor tanning is fun, spending too much time exposed to the sunlight can cause irreversible damage ranging from minor burns to premature aging, or even worse, skin cancer!

No one should pay that high a price for a bronze look, which is why we highly recommend using tanning lotion.

Again, it’s NOT a sunscreen, so it won’t completely protect you. However, it does help minimize the impact of the UV rays.

Tanning lotion also offers some protection from early signs of aging and even wrinkles caused by long-time exposure to the sunlight.

Skin Rejuvenation

Your skin will be very thankful if you choose premium tanning lotions.

This is because high-quality solutions not only help with tanning but they also nourish and hydrate your skin.

Ingredients that facilitate this in tanning lotions include fruit extracts, vitamins, essential oils, and antioxidants.

What to Use if You Can’t Use Sun Lotion? 

If you can’t use tanning lotions, at least make sure you moisturize your skin with some other type of lotion or oil that’s rich in Vitamin E.

And no, baby oil doesn’t count. In fact, don’t use baby oil for tanning at all. It’ll actually make your skin “bake” faster.

Using lotion during the tanning process is optional, but you must moisturize your skin after a session, or it will dry out, leading to uneven coloring and other problems.

Vitamin E is an antioxidant and a great moisturizing agent, and it also works for people who want to keep things natural.

The purpose of tanning lotion is to improve the overall tanning process and keep your skin hydrated, which leads to more even results.

If you don’t want to tan without lotion to speed up the tanning procedure during UV exposure, then apply any lotion after the process to keep your skin hydrated.

However, I strongly recommend against it.

Can You Tan Without Tanning Lotion? (Conclusion)

Yes, you can tan without lotion.

Is tanning without lotion the best way to go about it, though? Absolutely not.

Tanning lotion has very many benefits on your skin. And it also protects it from any risks that come with being exposed to strong UV rays.

Unless you have a very valid reason, ensure you use high-quality lotion when tanning.

If you need some help choosing, here are a few of our top picks:

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Do you tan without lotion? share your experience below!

Tanning Bed Rash: How to Prevent it And Get Rid of it

woman wearing a white bikini on a tanning bed

Want to learn about tanning bed rash and how to prevent it?

We’ve got you covered!

Below, we’ll go over what it is, why it happens, and how you can stop it in its tracks.

Let’s dive right in!

Tanning Bed Rash: What is Is and How do You Prevent It?

So, you finally tried nude tanning and you’re feeling pretty darn good about your beautiful bronze.

As you’re admiring your new look in the mirror, you notice something pretty gross: itchy bumps all over your body.

My friend, you’ve got a tanning bed rash. It sucks, right? Don’t freak out. Your days of enjoying a good tan aren’t over.

Bumps from a tanning bed can be prevented and treated. And this article will discuss all of that.

First, though, a quick disclaimer. We do not advocate any form of “natural” tanning, be it in the sun or a bed. Neither are even remotely safe. Period. No “ifs, ands or buts.”

That said, you’re an adult. You can make your own decisions. Just understand that these posts are merely for “informational” purposes.

Also, nothing in this post should be construed as medical advice. If you’re dealing with a blistering rash, see a doctor.

Want to know the truth about tanning? Check the video below.

Symptoms of Tanning Bed Rash

The symptoms of rashes from a tanning bed look different depending on the causes.

It could be scaly or simply a plain itchy bump that feels dry. Likewise, the blisters from a tanning bed can be itty-bitty or humungous.

If your rashes were as a  result of overexposure, then they will probably look like a sunburn.

These can be huge red blotches that are very painful or small discolored blisters that are only slightly itchy.

What does tanning bed rash look like on the skin?

A tanning bed rash can be in the form of clusters or patches of small painful bumps on the skin. They can also appear like red blisters of an allergic reaction.

Check the video below to get an idea about itchy welts that you could get after tanning.

Treatment of Tanning Bed Rash

The good news is that a tanning bed rash disappears after a short time. And the bad news is, while it lasts, it can be irritating.

I recommend starting with a call to your doctor first, then trying some simple home remedies.

So, without further ado, here are some of the things you can do to ease your pain and avoid infections.

1. Stop Tanning for a Few Days

woman wearing a white bikini on a tanning bed

If you’ve been using a tanning bed regularly and have never had a rash, there is a high probability that a break from the bed will solve the issue after a few days.

This works because chances are you got overambitious and had an overdose of UV radiation to tan faster.

Giving your skin time allows it to absorb and eliminate excess UV radiation it’s currently working with.

Once the rash is gone, then you can start tanning again.

I know you want to speed up your tanning process. But tanning with a bed rash can make it worse and make it spread to other parts of your body.

2. Use Warm Water

The other thing you should do after you notice a rash is washing the area with warm (not hot) water and antibacterial soap.

Ensure you pat dry your skin gently, and avoid hot water or running water as it may cause further irritation.

3. Use a Cold Compress

This is another excellent hack for dealing with rashes after tanning. Apply a cold compress every day for 20 minutes until you heal.

This really relieves you of the pain and keeps your skin calm when healing rashes.

And a cold compress doesn’t have to be anything fancy. You can simply deep a soft cloth in cold water and hold it over the rashes.

Avoid clothes with fibers as they can make your skin dry and flaky, causing you further irritation.

4. Use Oatmeal

I know you’re only familiar with oatmeal health benefits as a snack. But oatmeal can do much more when given a chance.

Oat has avenanthramides that have anti-inflammatory properties that kill bacteria on the skin and normalizes the skin.

Here are some of the ways you can use oatmeal to heal your bed rash.

Take an oatmeal bath.

You might need a magazine or a wine glass for this one.

Prepare a bath to cover all the affected body rashes and relax in the bath for an hour.

Wipe off the oatmeal and moisturize your body. Watch a sample of oatmeal bath in the video below.

Prepare an oatmeal taste.

If you’re too grossed out by the idea of taking an oatmeal bath, then a paste will do.

To make the paste, you can either cook the oatmeal paste or add oatmeal in warm water.

Apply the mixture to the affected areas and allow it to dry.

5. Keep the Affected Area Clean and Don’t Rub It

It’s always safe to keep any wound clean. It helps keep the bacteria away, which is very critical if your skin is flaking.

Washing the affected areas also decreases the annoying itchiness.

You also need to avoid rubbing the areas by wearing loose clothes or covering the areas with a soft bandage.

Ensure you use hypoallergenic soft gauze pads to prevent more irritation.

6. Apply an Antibacterial Cream

An antibacterial cream helps your skin stay moisturized, which will prevent further cracking. And prevent any bacterial growth that could cause further infection.

The best time to apply the antibacterial cream is after cleaning the wound before covering it with a bandage.

7. Take an Antihistamine

This will depend on the cause of your tan rash.

Antihistamine is helpful if your rash resulted from an allergic reaction to tanning products or cleaning chemicals used to clean the bed.

The medicine helps relieve the itchiness and reduce any symptoms of the tanning rash.

If you want to learn how to relieve sunburn itch from the tanning bed, you can watch the video below.

Other Simple Home Remedies for a Tanning Rash

They’re other ways you can deal with a tanning rash using simple ingredients. I always love home remedies because there is always a high chance I have the ingredients.

Here are the products you can use to deal with a tanning rash and why.

  • Olive oil
    • The oil ensures your skin stays hydrated, preventing further cracking to reduce the rash.
  • Aloe vera
    • It helps soothe your skin without any risk of side effects (unless, of course, you’re allergic to it) until the skin heals.
  • Potato.
    • This common veggie can help deal with tanning bed rashes by relieving pain and inflammation. Simply apply potato paste to the affected areas.
  • Yogurt.
    • I’m sure you’ve heard the praise of plain yogurt from your friends who are into intermittent fasting. Well, yogurt also helps in soothing inflammation, cleansing your skin, and removing irritants from your skin.
  • Cucumber
    • This veggie has amazing hydrating properties that are great for dealing with dry skin rashes. It will keep your skin cool and allow you to heal from the rashes.
  • Baking soda
    • A paste of baking soda on your rashes helps improve your skin’s pH level and heal the burns.

How to Prevent Tanning Bed Rash

Well, you’ve dealt with the annoying tanning bed rash, but how do you ensure you don’t experience this nasty experience again?

The obvious: stop trying to “tan naturally” and just use self-tanning lotions and sprays.

Never gonna happen? Okay, fine. Here are different ways you can go about it.

Change your tanning Products

After your skin heals, you can go back to tanning. However, ensure you get to the root of the tanning bed rashes.

If you suspect it has something to do with your tanning products, consider shifting to those made for sensitive skin.

Always carry hypoallergenic wipes with you

Besides ensuring that the tanning salon you go to has high strict hygiene standards, carry baby wipes to wipe the tanning bed before using it.

Just ensure the baby wipes you use don’t damage the tanning bed; otherwise, you’ll be in deep trouble with the owner.

Take it slow

I know you want to tan fast, but you don’t want to pay the cost with ugly, irritating rashes again.

Do you? I bet not.

Allow your tanning to be gradual, and reduce the number of hours you spend on a tanning bed, sun, or any exposure to UV light.

Moisturize your skin

a woman with moisturizer on her back to protect skin from tanning rashes

I can’t stress this enough. Whether you use a tanning lotion or not, make sure you moisturize your skin after tanning.

You’re likely to get rashes after tanning when your skin is flaky and dry.

Tanning Bed Rash: How To Prevent It And Get Rid Of It (Conclusion)

Tanning is fun, and the results are amazing. Giving up all the perks that come with being a tanning queen is simply impossible.

It’s too much to ask.

So all I ask of you is to avoid overdoing it. Just give it time and do it right to avoid nasty bed tanning rashes.

If you see tanning rashes after a tanning session, try some of the remedies I suggested in this blog post.

But if it gets intense, visit a specialist.

woman lying in a tanning bed

Back to you. Have you ever experienced a tanning bed rash? How did you recover from them? Share below!

Does Baby Oil Help Tanning: How It Works

a woman in a blue bikini tanning on the beach

Does baby oil help tanning?

More importantly, is it safe to use while laying out in the sun?

While the short answer to the first question is a reluctant “yeah, it works,” the answer to the second is a resounding “NO!”

Keep reading to learn the “how” behind the “yes” and the “why” behind the “no.”

Is it Safe to Tan with Baby Oil?

Let’s start with the second question, as it’s definitely the more important of the two. Is it safe to slather baby oil all over your body and lay out in the sun?

NO. Nope. Nada. Nee. Niet. Nein. I can all day and tell you “no” in every language if that’s what it takes to make this point.

NO, it is NOT safe to use baby oil to tan. Let me explain why.

Intense UV rays are always harmful to your skin, even when you’re wearing sunscreen.

Baby oil is the exact opposite of sunscreen.

Rather than deflect or absorb, it enables the UV rays to penetrate your skin deeper than they would if your skin was bare under the sun.

If you don’t get how intense this is, let me give you a simple scenario to better explain.

It’s like using oil in a frying pan; if the oil gets very hot, it burns the meat in the pan into a crisp. That’s precisely what happens with baby oil on your body traps; it intensifies the heat, burning your skin.

In other words, by slathering baby oil all over your skin, you’re essentially prepping it for a good deep fry.

There are multiple reliable products available in the market that allow the body to moderate UV rays during tanning.

Unfortunately, many people don’t have the patience to wait for a gradual tan, and they’d rather risk overexposing their skin.

Let’s take a closer look at everything you’re risking if you decide to ignore this advice and go for it anyway.

lady putting oil on her legs for tanning

Risks of Using Baby Oil to Tan

Here are jus some of the major risks of using baby oil for tanning in detail.

1- Increased Risk of Burns

Using baby oil for tanning significantly increases your risks of getting a sunburn.

Best case scenario, you’ll look like a lobster and feel achy for a few days.

Worst case scenario- you’ll peel, scar, and end up with uneven patchy spots for the rest of your life.

Keep in mind that even a single sunburn increases your risk of developing cancer.

2- Photoaging

Honestly, this was enough reason for me to ditch baby oil for tanning.

Overexposure of the skin to UV rays for prolonged periods can result in saggy and wrinkled skin.

3- Skin cancer

Cancer is one of the monsters that we are all scared of, and researchers are still looking for solutions.

And too much exposure to UV radiation can damage the DNA in the skin cells, causing tumors and growths.

Some of them only occur once, while others keep recurring.

While skin cancer- when caught early- is often “curable,” it can metastasize into other far more serious cancers, so please, take it seriously.

Pros of Using Baby Oil for Tanning

Curious why people still insist on using baby oil for tanning despite all the risks involved?

Here are the perks that they feel they get from using baby oil for tanning. None outweigh the cons, however.

Fast results.

Baby oil tans the skin very fast (more on this in a section below). This makes it very easy to overdo, so be sure to mix it with sunscreen.

It gives a very deep tan.

This is what makes baby oil a very tempting option for tanning. It mixes into the skin, and can give you a very even rich tan. And after a few uses, you’ll realize that it gives you a tan very fast compared to other tanning lotions.

It’s hypoallergenic.

Since baby oil has only a few, highly vetted, oils (especially the ones with no scent), it’s skin-friendly. While some tanning lotions have chemicals that cause rashes, it’s typically not the case with baby oil.

It’s not sticky.

We all know how sticky some tanning lotions can be, which can be very uncomfortable. Baby oil sinks into your skin without these issues and hydrates your skin.

It doesn’t destroy your clothes.

Some tanning lotions leave your clothes with brown, ugly stains. Well, they do come out eventually, but nobody wants to deal with those. Baby oil doesn’t stain or ruin your clothes.

Always keep in mind the risks that come with using baby oil for tanning.

Baby oil might give you a deep tan in a short time, but it also accelerates all damage done by making the penetration of UV radiation deeper into your pores.

This means more damage that lasts for a longer time. I don’t know how much more clearly I can spell that out.

What About Iodine?

Baby oil and iodine were popularly used for tanning in the olden days.

So yes, the mixture can give you a tan. But it still attracts too many UV rays, so it’s not safe for your skin.

I literally couldn’t stop laughing when I read an article by Kelly explaining her experience with tanning.

She says that the iodine and baby oil mixture was what her mom used to become the most tan or tan queen.

But she also mentions that it was in the 70s, and there was only a little research on the effects of the mixture.

Like baby oil, iodine may help you tan faster, but it’s not safe.

Along with increased risks of burns- and all the nasty business that goes along with it- smearing iodine all over your body is just an epically bad idea.

Too much of it can cause:

  • nausea and vomiting
  • abdominal pain
  • fever
  • difficulty peeing
  • severe thirst

In rare cases, it can also cause blistering, peeling, itchiness, and redness.

a man tanning in front of the beautiful beach

How Long Does It Take to Tan with Baby Oil?

Baby oil helps you tan very fast. This is by attracting the sun rays very quickly, hence the quick tan.

Since baby oil ingredients soak deeper in your skin, you’ll realize that not only do you get a darker tan, but it lasts longer.

This is because the oil sips into all the skin’s layers instead of the top layer like other tanning lotions.

Does Baby Oil Make Your Skin Darker?

Baby oil does not darken the skin when used as a moisturizer.

However, some experts say mixing it with mineral oil and iodine, and rubbing it in circular motions can give you an instant darker skin tone.

So, in that sense, it could actually be used as a self-tanner. However, remember what I said above about using too much iodine.

Will Baby Oil Help Me Tan? (Final Thoughts)

Will baby oil help you tan faster. Yes. Should you use it for that purpose? No.

There is literally no 100% safe natural tan. No, not even when wearing SPF.

But swapping sunscreen or tanning lotion with baby oil only makes matters worse.

While baby oil makes tanning faster and may even give you a deeper tan, it only leads to premature aging. Or even life-threatening diseases such as skin cancer.

There is no reason why anyone should use baby oil for tanning. Use a really good self- tanning lotion, and be patient with the process.

Does baby oil help tanning? If so, is it even safe to use for that purpose? Find out everything you need to know to keep yourself safer in the sun!

are you for or against using baby oil for tanning? share below!

Nude Tanning Tips and Tricks You Need to Know

woman sunbathing on a beach

Interested in nude tanning?

Don’t strip down into your birthday suit just yet!

We’ve got some important tips and tricks you need to know.

Just keep reading to learn more!

Must-Know NUDE TANNING TIPS AND TRICKS

“Don’t you wish your girlfriend was a freak like me?”

This line from the Pussycat Dolls’ song Don’t Cha hasn’t left my head since I began researching this topic.

I mean, don’t you just want to let go, and let your freaky self out, and try something crazy like nude tanning once in a while?

I do. And I know you do too, or you wouldn’t be reading this. So, let’s cut to the chase and discuss the tips and tricks for nude tanning.

Is Nude Tanning Safe?

No tanning- aside from that you get from a bottle- is “safe.” Period.

I know that you probably know this, so I’ll spare you the long lecture about skin cancer and other ways the sun’s UV rays can damage your body.

Just understand that we’re not advocating laying in the sun. Rather, we’re offering this information for research and informational purposes.

Got it? Good. Now, let’s talk nude tanning!

3 girls trying nude tanning

Why is Nude Tanning Better?

Besides a chance to be fearless and just live in the present (that most of us should try more often), tanning naked has other upsides.

You Avoid the Tan Lines

If this isn’t your first-time tanning, you know that besides someone eating your leftovers, tan lines are the most annoying thing ever.

When people try tanning, they end up with lines on areas where UV rays don’t reach or where the skin overlaps.

And the most stubborn areas are the parts that are covered by the bikini.

Avoiding tanning lines is a big bonus because they’re not pretty and removing them is even a bigger headache.

It’s Very Comfortable

Nude tanning is very comfy; it’s just your body enjoying the sweet sunlight warmth.

It’s even better for people who have allergies to certain materials when they’re under strong UV rays or due to heavy sweating.

I have a friend who literally breaks out in hives when she gets all sweaty in the sun while wearing polyester.

Downsides of Nude Tanning

Now, if you’ve read my other posts, you know I say everything as it is. As heavenly as tanning naked is, it does have some setbacks.

1- A Pervert Taking Your Photos or Filming You

At this age, a photo can circulate across the world in less than five minutes. All it takes is one creep with a camera, and suddenly you’ve gone viral as “that nude sunbather.”

This significantly reduces the places where you can safely tan naked.

If you decide to try tanning in your birthday suit, vet a location well and even ask people who love nude tanning for suggestions.

2- It Could Hurt Areas of Your Body That Are Tender

Some of our body parts, like our breasts and genitals, are more prone to sunburn than others.

This is because they’re very sensitive and rarely ever see the literal light of day.

Let me tell you, there’s little in this world that’s more painful than a really horrible burn on your girly bits.

So, if you get sunburns very fast, I’m sorry, but nude tanning may not be for you.

5 Protective Measures

Once again, I have to remind you that no amount of protective measures will fully protect you while tanning in the nude.

Still, there are a few things you can do to make tanning in the nude slightly safer.

1- Start Small

I know basking in the sun in nothing but the suit you were born with feels good and it’s tempting to overdo the tanning. But there is no rush.

Tanning is a process, and for the best results, you should do it slowly.

For example, if you decide to tan indoors, spend a shorter period than the recommended time in the booth.

If you’re doing it outdoors, try the times of day when the sun isn’t quite so powerful- before 10 AM and after 4 PM.

2- Talk to a Professional

It’s always important to talk to a specialist before doing anything that may affect your health.

By doing so, you can get guidance and tips on the best way to protect your skin when nude tanning. Or even advise you against it if they realize your skin is overly sensitive.

3- Use Moisturizers and Lotions

Applying lotions and moisturizers before lying naked can help reduce some of the side effects – like flakes and dryness- caused by the sun or resulting from burnt skin.

4-Use Sunscreen

Another great protective measure is using thick layers of sunscreen and reducing the amount you use until you know what limit makes sense for you.

Yes, that will limit the “tanning” experience, but it’s definitely safer! Hey, nude sunbathing without tanning is just as relaxing.

5- Wear Protective Glasses

Whether you’re using a tanning bed or the actual sun, make sure you protect your eyes.

Not only will protective sunglasses help prevent burns and damage to the delicate skin around your eyes, but they’ll also help prevent wrinkles.

Best Time of Day for Nude Tanning

The best time for tanning depends on your location of tanning. If you’re tanning indoors in a bed, then it really doesn’t matter.

But if you’re tanning naked outdoors, choosing the right timing is very critical.

For safety purposes, I suggest tanning in the morning hours between 10 AM.

Although you can get a good tan in the afternoon, it’s best to schedule your tanning in the morning.

A study by Science Daily showed that tanning in the morning significantly reduces the risk of skin cancer.

Nude Tanning: Outdoors Vs. Indoors

There are pros and cons of tanning indoors and outdoors. I’ll give you both of them and let you decide which you prefer.

Indoors

Here are the pros and cons of tanning indoors.

PROSCONS
You don’t need to schedule a specific time for your tanningProlonged tanning indoors could cause potential health risks as easily as tanning outdoors.
You don’t have to be afraid of a creep filming youYou ultimately miss the main naked tanning experience (doing it outside is the biggest part of the thrill).
Since it’s timed, you’re less likely to overdo it. It’s not pocket-friendly

Outdoors

Here are the pros and cons of tanning outdoors.

PROSCONS
It’s totally freeYou risk a creep filming or taking photos of you naked.
It gives you the best aesthetic feel – you can enjoy viewing beaches, mountains, and valleys when tanningThe UV rays can be very harsh on some parts of your body such as breasts and genitals
During winter, the warmth from the sun tanning is heavenly

Conclusion

Traditionally, tanning outside in the nude was seen almost as a taboo. Today, that’s not quite so true.

We now have the liberty to be who we want to be and even tan naked.

Just keep in mind that no amount of tanning- in the nude or not- is truly “safe.” You need to weigh the risks versus upsides for yourself, though.

Are you curious about nude tanning? Read on as we bring you a complete guide (with pros and cons) that will help you decide if it will work for you!

What do you think about nude tanning? Share below!

The Best Time of Day to Tan Safely and Effectively

a leg of a lady tanning on the beach during the best time to tan

What is the best time to tan safely and effectively?

The answer is different for both halves of that question, actually.

Read on to learn when- if ever- it’s safe to tan outside as well as the most effective time for achieving that golden shade you’re after.

THE BEST TIME OF DAY TO TAN SAFELY is “NEVER”

As I mentioned above, this question has two very distinct answers, and you’re not going to like the first one.

The best time of day to tan SAFELY is never. Sorry, but there is NO SAFE time, period. Not morning. Not noon. Not night. Heck, not even in a tanning booth!

There is only one safe way to tan, and that’s through a bottle (in other words, by using self-tanning lotions and sprays).

However, since you’re here looking for the best time to get a tan outside, I’m going to assume that you understand the risks & that you’re a grownup who can make your own decisions.

I’m not here to judge. That said, the following is strictly for informational purposes only. We in no way endorse or recommend tanning outdoors.

 

What is the Best Time to Get a Tan Outside Effectively?

So, you’re ready to start your tanning process, but what is the best time for you to expose your skin to the sun?

I mean, you don’t want to end up with sunburns; the goal is that bronze glow. 

Before we can figure out the best time to tan, we should understand exactly how tanning takes place.

Don’t worry, we won’t get too deep into the science. No one has time for that, right?

So, you know that the whole tanning process is triggered either by natural sunlight or by artificial UV radiation (like in tanning beds). 

Well, that radiation is delivered in frequencies of UVA, UVB, or a combination of both, and in different intensities. The UV Index is commonly used to measure the intensity.

While you can more or less control the intensity when you’re using artificial light, obviously you can’t control the sun. So you want to choose a time when the intensity is at its lowest. 

The best time to tan outside is in the morning, before 10am or in the evening after 5PM .

The sun rays are strongest between 10am and 4pm, so tanning between these hours will do you more harm than good. Your skin will burn and suffer damage.

As a result, it’s best to be smart and tan when the sun is less intense.

Why Tan After 5 pm?

If you’re a busy mom or you’re simply busy around the clock, the only time you may be able to carve out a few moments to tan is after 5 pm.

While it may not give you that golden glow you’re after as quickly as morning tanning will, you can still make it work.

Laying out after 5 pm may also be a good strategy for those who are just trying out tanning for the first time.

And even if you’re like me and you’re always out & about in the sun, after a long winter season, it’s just smarter to introduce your body to tanning gradually.

This will help you achieve healthy and glowing skin, compared to if you went full-blown on day one.

Also, the UV-index is low after 5 pm, so the chances of getting a sunburn are very slim, so it’s a bit safer.

Note, however, that safer doesn’t necessarily equal safe.

How Warm Should It Be to Tan?

The short answer is, it doesn’t have to be very warm to get a perfect tan. In fact, if it’s too warm, it’s probably not the best time to get a tan.

And yes, this applies to those who have dark skin too. The sun is too powerful when it’s at its peak, and you can suffer DNA damage.

I have slightly dark skin, and I’ve realized I get sunburns after a few minutes of exposure to hot sun rays.

This is especially on my thighs and legs, which means not rocking short skirts, so it’s pretty annoying.

Luckily, you don’t need the earth to be very warm to get a great tan. This can be best explained by the fact that it’s possible to tan or get a sunburn on a cloudy day. 

Even though the clouds are obscuring the sky, UV rays can still pass depending on the cloud’s thickness.

Thin clouds block tiny UV rays, and due to the scattering of light, they can enhance the UV levels.

Unfortunately, many people underestimate the sun’s power when it’s not very hot and end up damaging their skin or getting significant burns.

In fact, many people get sunburns when it’s cloudy than on sunny days because they think it’s not warm enough for sunscreen.

a lady reading book while tanning in the morning

Do You Tan Faster When It’s Hotter?

The short answer is no, you don’t tan faster when it’s hotter. Air temperature plays absolutely no role in how the sun’s rays alter your skin.

I’ve come across quite a few people who believe that tanning only occurs due to high temperatures outside.

And it makes sense, right? I mean, what tans your skin is sunlight, and intense sunlight also warms up the earth’s surface.

So, the hotter, the better, right? Absolutely not. The only heat that’s important for you to tan is the “heat” from the sun.

Tanning under very hot temperatures is very dangerous and can potentially lead to cancerous cells.

By the way, you can also get a tan or burn smack-dab in the middle of winter. So, make sure you use sunscreen even if it’s ten below outside.

 

tanned bare feet of a man and a woman

Tanning in the Morning vs. Afternoon

Although you can get a good tan both in the morning and in the afternoon, tanning in the morning is better.

This is especially crucial for individuals with fair, light, and sensitive skin.

Scheduling your tanning in the morning when the sun rays are relatively low and the body is ready to fix DNA damage will allow you to tan safely.

This is backed up by research conducted by Science Daily showing that when mice are exposed to UV rays in the morning, their risk of getting cancer increases.

Wait, what? Isn’t that a bad thing? Well, for the mice, yes.

However, researchers explained that mice and humans have “circadian clocks” that “run counter to each other.” They wrote,

This key difference in biology means that humans are most protected from the sun’s harmful rays when mice are most susceptible, and vice versa.

What is the Best Time of the Day to Tan (Final Words)

Again, there is no safe time of day to lay out in the sun to tan, period. However, if you’re going to do it anyway, opt for mornings before 10 or evenings after 5.

As much as it may be sooooo tempting to just lay in the sun during afternoons when the sun is very hot, and get a “quick tan”, it will only lead to uneven tans, burns, and skin damage.

I know you want that bronze glow fast, but it’s safest to schedule your tanning when the sun is mild.

It may take longer, but it will build-up, and the results will be mind-blowing.

Enough about me now. What are your best tanning hours?

What is the best time to tan? If you are planning to get tanned, read this guide first! Learn the protective measures and the right time for safe tanning.

What do you think is the best time to tan? Share below!

A Guide to Olive Skin Tone and the Ethnicities That Have it

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Ever come across a product that says, “best for olive skin tone” and wonder exactly what that means?

Maybe you’re wondering YOU have it and don’t even know it?

Well, keep reading and we’ll answer your questions!

Below, we’ll learn exactly what “olive” means and which ethnicities its most common in.

What to Know About Olive Skin Tone

Knowing our skin type is vital to helping us make the best beauty purchases.

This is especially true if you’re shopping for foundation or concealer, but it also matters when choosing everything from eye shadow to blush.

Our skin’s complexion mainly depends on the undertones.

This means for one to have an olive skin tone, there is a blend of neutral undertones with a green-tinted skin pigment that gives that olive tint to your skin.

Like all skin colors, however, even olive skin can be broken down into sub-tones.

So, let’s take a look at the different types of olive skin tone to know which category you fall in.

How to Determine if you have an Olive Skin Tone?

It is easy for you to confuse between the golden tanned skin and the olive-toned skin.

Most people think that they can achieve this coloring by laying out in the sun or using tanning products, but that’s not the case.

See, your melanin levels determine what tone your skin takes on. More melanin equals darker skin while less equals a paler shade.

You just don’t get an olive skin tone; you have to be born with it. The difference between sun-tanned skin and true olive skin lies in the subtle greenish or yellowish tint.

Note the word “subtle.” The greenish and yellow tints blend with rich golden or tan shades to create a stunning tone.

So, how can you determine if you have an olive skin tone?

Here’s a quick checklist for determining if you have olive skin. You may not notice all of them, however.

  • You have both warm and neutral undertones. This is unique to olive skin.
  • There is a faint green or yellow tinge to your skin.
  • Your veins don’t look blue or purple against your skin.
  • You tend to tan more than burn (but that’s not an excuse to ignore sunscreen).
  • You have a hard time finding the right foundation.
  • Lipsticks with coral tones look better than those with blue-red tints or super pale pinks.
  • Gold jewelry looks amazing on you!
  • You look good in just about every shade of clothing, from vibrant white to hot pink.

How do I know I have an Olive Skin Tone By Using The Fitzpatrick Skin Type Scale?

Another way to determine your skin tone is to use the Fitzpatrick Scale, which classifies skin using a numerical catalog.

As a neutral share, the olive skin tone falls on the Fitzpatrick Scale in Type III, IV & V.

Use the Fitzpatrick Scale to Find the Right Foundation & Concealer

Have you ever tried to match foundation or concealer to your skin and noticed how tricky it could be? Below is a detailed description of each type of this skin tone

1. Type III Pigmentation

This skin type is characterized by pink to medium beige skin that tans easily.

People with type III pigmentation have a unique balance between the two different types of melanin, Eumelanin, and pheomelanin that determine the skin and hair color.  This balance results in a wide variety of potential skin tones.

Type III pigmentation is a skin type that is less likely to burn to sun exposure than types I and II. And even though this type of skin tone is moderately at the risk of developing sun exposure-related diseases, it is important to still protect yourself from the sun.

Type III skin tone is frequently found in Latin America, the Mediterranean, and parts of Asia.

2. type iv pigmentation

Fitzpatrick skin type IV is for people with dark hair and a skin tone ranging from beige to moderate brown.

This type of skin rarely burns and tans easily, thus making their risk of developing skin cancer less than skin type I to III. Skin IV olive tone is prone to an overactive production of melanin following certain skin rejuvenation procedures.

The skin tone is typical among people from the Mediterranean but is also frequent in Latin America and Asia.

3. type v pigmentation

People with type V pigmentation have skin tones that range from olive to tan. The skin does not burn easily and tans rather easily.

They are prone to developing skin cancer, but the risk is lower when compared to people with skin type 1 to 3. Skin type V has an olive or dark skin tone.

It is typical among people from the Indian subcontinent, parts of Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, and the Mediterranean.

Learn more about Olive Skin Tone Ethnicity

Which ethnicities have olive skin? Quite a few, actually. Let’s take a look at the most common.

the Mediterranean

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Olive skin tones are most common in people in countries lining the Mediterranean sea. This includes parts of Southern Europe, Northern Africa and Eastern Asia.

Some examples:

  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • Egypt
  • Tunisia
  • Morocco
  • Algeria
  • Turkey
  • and even parts of France

Middle East

Along with Middle Eastern nations along the Mediterranean, olive skin is common in Syria, Yemen, Kuwait, and UAE.

Latin America

Latin American countries where you will find people with olive skin tone include Paraguay, Colombia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Honduras, and Mexico.

Indian subcontinent

The Indian subcontinent consists of people from areas like Pakistan, India, Srilanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal.

The Indians and Pakistanis typically share the olive tones of Type III and IV of the Fitzpatrick scale, while the those in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka fall into Type V.

Recommended skincare tips for olive skin tone

How should I take care of my skin if I have an olive complexion? If this is a question that is constantly running on your mind, then you are in the right place.

Below are some of the recommended tips to help you maintain the beauty of your skin.

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Face cleansing

As olive skin leans more towards oily than dry, you’ll want a skincare routine that focuses on removing excess sebum (a fancy word for oil).

Using cleansers help remove excess oil from your skin without causing it to dry out.

Choose a good foaming cleanser for your nighttime routine, then a very mild cleanser in the morning as a bit of a refresher.

Avoid using medicated cleansers (such as those with salicylic acid) unless your dermatologist tells you to do so.

DO NOT be tempted to use anti-acne face cleansers on oily skin as a preemptive strike against pimples. They can actually cause breakouts rather than prevent them.

Some of the best face cleansers for olive skin tone include Neutrogena Fresh Foaming Cleanser, Dior Prestige Satin Revitalizing Eye Crème, and clay face masks.

The trick to getting rid of dark spots is to gently exfoliate by sloughing away dead skin.

You can also use a mild depilatory cream to get rid of unwanted facial hair as well as correct the dark spots.

To exfoliate, you need to apply cream like 2 Minute Miracle’s Gentle Exfoliating Gel or Daily Microfoliant after your skin cleansing routine.

Be careful as some methods are not gentle and might end up bruising or causing acne on your olive skin.

 Apply moisturizer

To keep your olive skin glowing, you need to apply moisturizers that leave your olive skin feeling smooth and hydrated.

Apply a light, oil-free broad-spectrum moisturizer like Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer after washing in the morning to minimize skin dryness.

What are the pros and cons of olive skin tone?

Just like the black, fair, or white skin tones have pros and cons, olive skin tone is no exception. It comes with specific advantages and disadvantages like other skin colors.

Advantages

Less sensitive to the sun

One of the main advantages of the olive skin tone is that it’s not sensitive to sun radiations as compared to type 1 and 2 skin types.

The reason is because of the production of melanin, a natural pigment that gives skin its color.

It also absorbs UV radiation better than fair skin, offering a bit more protection from the sun’s harmful rays.

That said, DO NOT skimp on the sunscreen! Every single skin tone and color needs sunscreen.

It Not as Prone to Dryness

Olive skin tends to be oilier, and this protects the skin from harsh elements of the environment like dryness and wrinkles.

The oiliness also helps the olive skin to appear thicker, smoother and gives a glowing and youthful appearance.

Choice of jewelry and clothing

Another advantage is that you have the freedom to select any jewelry and dress color to wear, provided it suits your skin color complexion.

Disadvantages

Pores clog easily

Oily skin can be good and also bad because too much of it clogs up the pores, thus resulting in pimples and acne.

This particularly affects the adolescent during their hormonal changes.

Damage from sun exposure

And even though melanin protects the olive skin from the harmful sun rays, it doesn’t leave the skin immune from damage caused by prolonged sun exposure.

Irritation can cause discoloring

Once the skin is affected even by the slightest irritation, the skin tends to produce more melanin, putting it at risk of discoloration or getting blemishes.

Due to the thicker dermis and subcutis of olive skin, these fat layers give the appearance of jowls among older people.

Now that you have understood the advantages and disadvantages of having an olive skin type, let’s discuss ways of taking good care of it.

Conclusion

If you have olive skin tone, you are lucky because your skin is not that sensitive to the sun and tans easily and nicely.

Even though your skin is less sensitive, you still need to apply sunscreen to avoid skin damage.

Understanding your skin undertone will help you select the right colors to wear and also help you select the right makeup.

Are you wondering about olive skin ethnicity? Well, we've got a guide to help you determine if you have olive skin and find out its pros and cons. Dive in!

Do you have any other questions about the olive skin tone? Share below!

Aveeno Repairing Cica Foot Mask Review: Is it Worth Your Hard-Earned Cash?

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Looking for a detailed Aveeno Repairing Cica Foot Mask review to see if it’s worth your money?

Well, today is totally your lucky day!

Below, we’ll go over all the pros, cons and frequently asked questions about this trendy foot-care treatment.

Let’s dive in!

What is the Aveeno Repairing Cica Foot Mask?

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Before we jump into our review, we should probably make sure we’re both talking about the same product, right?

This is the one I used, and you can find it on Amazon.

Aveeno Repairing Cica Foot Mask Review

Have you ever seen those photos of the poor children and elderly who have dirty, dry, and rough feet?

You know, they’re black and calloused to the hilt and it would take years for them to be somewhat corrected?

This is from many years of going without shoes, enduring hard work, intense weather, etc.

Let me be really, brutally honest here…I am not one of those people, but they could use my feet for one of their posters.

I am not a lover of shoes and will walk barefoot wherever it’s not considered taboo.

I’ve done this since I was able to walk, so you can imagine the beating my sad feet have had to endure over the years.

Recently, I decided (since I’m not getting any younger…so help me) I needed to counteract some of my barefoot adventures.

This meant getting some foot love and pampering going on more regularly.

After almost burning up one of those little contraptions that basically sands the callus off your feet and a little bit of lotion, things were looking better.

However, better wasn’t good enough because, well, do you remember how much work they needed in the first place? I probably should have used a grinder, but I’ll keep the extremes as a last resort.

In walks the Aveeno foot mask for dry, cracked feet. Whew, let me tell you, I was about to put this thing to the test.

I’m sure they weren’t thinking of Grinch feet when they made it, but there I was, using it anyways.

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What is CICA?

First of all, what the heck is CICA, right? Why should I be moved by this proclamation of “Repairing CICA Foot Mask” slapped across the package?

Is it made out of all the softness the heavens ever created? Why should I be excited about it?

Well, CICA, come to find out, is Centella Asiatica, which is an herb found commonly in Asian medicine.

Let me put it this way, y’all, freaking TIGERS know to use it for healing after they’ve fought each other. You know, to heal battle wounds?!

I was like, “If it heals tiger wounds, I’m on the right track for Grinch feet.”

My Opinion on the Aveeno Repairing CICA Foot Mask

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Overall, I wasn’t like falling heave over heels in love with the foot mask, but it definitely felt nice. I think, for the money, it’s definitely worth the outcome.

Pros:

  • It didn’t mess with any of my allergies or cause a rash.
  • It was great for my sensitive skin.
  • The mask booties are plenty large for a wide variety of sizes.
  • Definitely softened my feet.
  • Easy to use.
  • Affordable.
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Cons:

  • Left an oily residue for a while after using.
  • The booties weren’t big enough for my husband to use. So, larger feet are out of the question. I would say a woman’s size 11 is about as big as they will go.
  • They felt a little uncomfortable as far as the material of the booties goes. Scratchy/itchy.
  • The results of the mask weren’t long lasting. As in, my feet returned to almost the same roughness by the end of the week as they were before the mask.
  • They work best if you give yourself a full foot work over before use. Remove callus, scrub clean, soak, etc.

Common Questions About Aveeno Repairing CICA Foot Mask Peel

As promised, let’s take a look at some of the most frequently asked questions about this trendy Aveeno foot mask.

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Has anyone ever had an Aveeno Repairing Cica Foot Mask allergic reaction?

I’m allergic to many makeup products, perfumes, lotions, and even laundry detergent/fabric softener. I had zero allergic reactions to this product. However, there have been reports, although few, that this Aveeno foot mask results in a rash after use.

What do the overall Aveeno Repairing Cica Foot Mask reviews say?

Everyone wants to know what the overall reviews say. For me, I give it 4 stars out of 5. Out of hundreds of reviewers on Amazon, it was given a 4.7-star rating, overall, out of 5 stars.

How often should you use the Aveeno foot mask?

It seems the rash issue occurred when a customer would use it more often. As in, once a week.

I never could find an official statement from the company on how often they suggest using the product.

However, I would suggest no sooner than every two weeks at minimum.

How to use Aveeno foot mask

The Aveeno foot mask directions are simple.

  • Wash your feet.
  • Dry your feet.
  • Apply mask and wait ten minutes.
  • Remove booties and massage in the remaining lotion.

What are the top perks of the Aveeno foot mask?

Although there are a lot of perks to this foot mask, the topics that hit the top of my list are below.

  • Infused with prebiotic oat and shea butter.
  • Fragrance free so there’s less chance of allergy issues.
  • Dermatologist recommended.
  • Paraben free.
  • Made for those with sensitive skin in mind.
  • Made to balance the skin’s natural moisture barrier.
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Like I said, while I don’t necessarily think the Aveeno Repairing Cica Foot Mask is totally life-changing, it’s definitely worth the money!

Just don’t expect it to completely and permanently undo years worth of dry, cracked skin on your feet in one go.

You’ll need to either repeat it again every so often or really step up your foot care game to maintain the results.

Have you tried it? Do you have anything to add to my Aveeno Repairing Cica Foot Mask review? Share below!

5 Super Simple & Affordable DIY At-Home Hair Mask Ideas

While everyone is inside, you may be wondering how to make your own at-home hair mask. Don't worry, it's SO easy and cheap! Check out 5 we just love!

While everyone is inside, you may be wondering how to make your own at-home hair mask.

Well, there are quite a few options you can choose that will definitely improve the whole aspect of your hair and will maintain it looking nice until you get to a salon.

Let’s check them out, shall we?

By the way, you may also love these 8 Luxurious At-Home Foot Masks to Buy or DIY!

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Super Simple & Affordable DIY At-Home Hair Mask Ideas

These at-home hair masks are SO easy to make, you’ll be amazed! We’ve also included video tutorials with different spins on each one. So, really, it’s more like getting 10different ideas! Let’s get started!

1. At-Home Hair Mask To Moisturize And Strengthen Your Hair

If you feel like your hair could be a lot more hydrated, then you can try this mask to give it a boost.

If you mix strawberries, egg yolk and olive oil, you will get a wonderful combination.

The strawberries have an anti-oxidant effect, while the egg yolk and olive oil will deeply nourish and hydrate your hair.

For this mask you will need:

  • One cup of strawberries
  • One egg yolk
  • Three spoons of olive oil

Related: Olive Oil Hair Masks

Simply make a puree out of the strawberries and then add the egg yolk and olive oil and mix them well. Apply it on your hair and wait for about 20 minutes before washing your hair.

You can also use this version:

2. At-Home Hair Mask To Remove Excess Oils

If you feel like your hair is producing excess oils, then this mask may be the right one for you.

All you need for this one are yogurt, apple cider vinegar and lemon. As the yogurt and apple cider vinegar will get rid of any oils, the lemon will act as an astringent that will refresh your scalp.

For this recipe you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup of yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon

You will want to mix these ingredients together and apply them on your hair for about 10 minutes.

You should keep in mind that lemon acts as a natural highlighter, and if you don’t want that, you should also add 2 teaspoons of water to the mixture.

Here’s another version to try, too!

Related: 5 Easy DIY Egg Whites Hair Mask Recipes

3. At-Home Hair Mask For Damaged Hair

It can be hard to find a good hair mask for damaged hair, but this one has everything it needs to help!

It contains honey that helps with the split ends, as well as avocado, bananas, brown sugar, yogurt and apple cider vinegar.

For this hair mask, you will need:

  • 1 tablespoon of banana puree
  • 1 tablespoon of avocado puree
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of apple cider vinegar

Simply mix everything together in a bowl and apply it on your hair for about 20 minutes. When the time is up, simply rinse the mask off and wash your hair as usual.

4. At-Home Mask For Longer Hair

If you are looking for an option to make your hair grow longer, then you should try this hair mask. The aloe vera will deeply moisturize your hair, while the cinnamon will stimulate your scalp for hair growth.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 4 tablespoons of aloe vera gel
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Simply mix the ingredients together and then apply it on your hair for about 15 minutes before rinsing the mask and washing your hair. If you have oily skin, you can replace the cinnamon with a few drops of lemon juice and fix that problem first.

5. Vegan Coconut Oil Hair Mask- Just ONE Ingredient

While some of the masks above are totally vegan-friendly, I wanted to add one more option for you.

This one uses no animal by-products- not even honey.

What you’ll need:

  • Coconut oil, in solid form

Scoop out some solid coconut oil (if it’s super hot out, put it in the fridge for a bit), and slather it all over your hair. Really work it into the strands.

Let it sit for about twenty minutes, rinse thoroughly, then shampoo as usual.

Word of warning, it is challenging to rinse all of the coconut oil out of your hair, but it’s SO worth it!

Or, you can try this one below (how much do you love Brad? He’s so much fun to watch!):

We’re hoping that these at-home hair masks will really help you and your hair feel a lot better! They certainly made mine super soft!

What are your favorite at-home hair masks to make? Share below!

Baby Foot Peel Review: Does the Trendy Exfoliating Treatment Really Give You Sandal-Worthy Feet?

Looking for an unbiased baby foot peel review to find out if the weird viral dry skin treatment actually works? Let me help you out!

Looking for an unbiased baby foot peel review to find out if the weird viral dry skin treatment actually works?

Let me help you out!

We’ll look at the pros and cons of the exfoliating treatment for dry, cracked feet to see if it’s really worth your hard-earned money.

Let’s get started!

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Baby Foot Peel Review: Is it Worth the Money?

I’ve lived with dry, cracked, raggedy-looking feet for most of my life, even when I was a teenager.

I know outer beauty doesn’t matter, but it’s still embarrassing to wear sandals when your feet look like you’ve been genetically spliced with an alligator.

I’ve tried literally every method of getting prettier and smoother feet, and while a few worked well, they were just very temporary fixes.

When I saw all  the gross-yet-fascinating pictures of people peeling sheets of skin off their feet all over Facebook, I just had to try it.

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Along with super dry feet, I also have a crazy obsession with peeling things! Sounds like my type of product already! But is it really all that? Let’s take a look.

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Just what exactly is Baby Foot Peel, anyway?

Baby Foot Peel is basically a consumer-friendly version of the expensive peels that you get in a dermatologist’s office.

Baby Foot’s website states that the peel uses “16 natural extracts” along with salicylic acid.

They explain that the fruit acids penetrate through and break down the dead skin.

 Baby Foot Peel Ingredients Full List

I feel like consumers have a right to know exactly what they’re putting on or in their own bodies, so it frustrates me when brands make their full ingredient list hard to find.

While it took some digging to find, I was able to find it over on INCI Decoder, thanks to a little creative searching.

They do a great job of not only listing out every single ingredient, but also explaining what they are.

I will say, though, that a lot of the scarier sounding extracts are actually just the Latin names for different fruits and herbs, so don’t let them freak you out.

As Margaret Lolis, MD, told Good Housekeeping “lactic acid, salicylic acid, alcohol, and glycolic acid are keratolytic, so they get into the top layer of your skin, break up the connections in the dead skin cells, and two to three days later, the dead skin peels off.”

Is it safe?

I can’t tell you if Baby Foot Peel is safe for you, because I’m not a doctor.

Experts say it’s “usually safe,” but if you turn out to be the exception and it causes you pain or worse, I’d feel awful (plus, you know, be legally liable and what not).

My usual go-to source for all things skin-care related, EWG’s Skin Deep Database, doesn’t even have Baby Foot Peel listed yet.

INCI Decoder also rates each ingredient, so you can read through them and make sure nothing pops out at you as “too scary to use.”

I tried Baby Foot Peel twice, about a month apart each time. Take a look at the pros, then we’ll talk about the things I didn’t love about it.

Does Baby Foot Peel Actually Work?

Baby Foot claims, “After peeling, your feet are reborn just like a baby’s foot, giving you healthy, beautiful feet.” Let’s find out how true that is by looking at the pros and cons!

Baby Foot Peel Pros

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It’s fun to use

Baby Foot Peel is a dream come true for people like me who love to peel things!

Even if it didn’t work, I would use it over and over just for the fun factor, to be honest.

Of course, there’s is such a thing as “too much of a good thing,” and it’s not really safe to use more often than recommended.

Convenient and easy

One of the things I love about Baby Foot Peel is how easy it is to use.

Unlike other foot masks where you have to sit pretty much motionless for an hour, this one is pretty much just “apply and go.”

Slip the booties on, pop a pair of socks over them to hold them in place, then go about your day!

Sure, it’ll feel a little weird, but it’s a lot more convenient than just sitting still for an hour.

Once the hour is up, take the booties off and rinse thoroughly. Then, go about your life until the peeling begins.

Makes your feet super soft

The question everyone wants to know, “does it actually work?”

While the results are different for everyone (no two feet are the same, after all), I can say yes, it worked for me, at least at first.

After about a week, my feet finally started peeling. Beneath, the skin was as baby soft as they promised it would be!

I was absolutely amazed, my feet had never been that soft, even after a pedicure!

Note, though, that I said “at least at first.” We’ll talk more about what that means in the cons.

Baby Foot Peel Cons

Even the best products have drawbacks, so let’s look at those cons.

Looking for an unbiased baby foot peel review to find out if the weird viral dry skin treatment actually works? Let me help you out!

Smooth skin doesn’t last

This is definitely the biggest con, at least for me. The results don’t really last as long as I hoped they would.

I’d say the smoothness lasted maybe a month, if that. Then, I had to reapply and go through the whole cycle again.

Don’t get me wrong, it was definitely fun to use over and over, but I just thought maybe the results would last a bit longer.

Can sting a bit

Between all the citric acids and what not, the peels can sting A LOT if you have even so much as a scrape on your foot.

Since the booties aren’t exactly cheap, I recommend do a “sting test” by rubbing a lemon slice all over your feet first.

It’ll help ensure that you don’t have any wounds or sensitive spots before you put a semi-pricey treatment on your feet.

The last thing you want is to discover that it hurts so much you can’t stand to leave it on!

Hard to peel off completely

You know all those viral pics of people peeling major chunks off their feet?

Yes, that will happen, but what they don’t show are all the little bits and pieces that get left behind.

It took me a solid two weeks to find and peel everything!

Then, MONTHS later, I was still finding little spots that got left behind.

Plus, it’s super tricky to get to the bits and pieces between your toes, under your toenails, and so on.

Is it worth trying?

Even with the cons, I still think Baby Foot Peel is worth trying. I had a lot of fun using it, and the results were amazing even though they didn’t last as long as I hoped they would.

Just make sure that you’re buying from the Baby Foot storefront on Amazon. There are a ton of counterfeit items that don’t even work at all.

 

What do you think? Have you tried Baby Foot Peel? Share your thoughts below!

8 Luxurious At-Home Foot Masks to Buy or DIY

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At-home foot masks are an inexpensive and fun way to get those tootsies flip-flop ready!

Of course, you need to know what you can use and what will actually work in the way you want it to.

Let’s take a look at a few foot masks you can do it yourself with what you can find around your house!

Then, for those who just aren’t feeling the DIY joy, we’ll check out some great ones to buy.

At-home foot masks are an inexpensive and fun way to get those tootsies flip-flop ready! Check out some of my favorites to buy or DIY.

DIY Foot Masks to Make at home

Making DIY foot masks is one of my favorite home beauty treatments. It’s so easy!

With just a few ingredients- most of which you already have on hand- you’ll be well on your way to soft, smooth and sandal-worthy feet.

Here are a few of my favorites!

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At-home foot masks are an inexpensive and fun way to get those tootsies flip-flop ready! Check out some of my favorites to buy or DIY.

1. Moisturizing Foot Mask

There’s a chance your feet may be very dry and this is a great mask in that case. All you need to do is mix one tablespoon of olive oil, one tablespoon of cocoa butter and a few drops of Vitamin E.

Just mix everything well and apply it on your feet after a warm shower. If possible, leave it overnight and see the results yourself!

2. Vegetable Oil Treatment

Vegetable oil is a very powerful moisturizer. What you can do is apply it on your feet at night and put on a pair of old socks.

Vegetable oil will stain, and you may not want to use something important for this. In the morning, you will definitely see your skin softer!

3. Oatmeal Foot Mask

This one is a great foot mask, as well as a scrub. You need to combine a quarter of a cup of rolled oats and a quarter cup of brown sugar.

After you pulse them together in a food processor, just add two tablespoons of honey, one tablespoon of lemon juice and one tablespoon of olive oil.

Massage the mixture into your feet and let it sit for 10 minutes. You can also use Ziploc bags for this. After the 10 minutes just rinse and enjoy your incredibly soft feet!

4. Honey and Cucumber Foot Mask

A good foot mask for repairing and softening your skin is exactly this one! Add two small cucumbers and a few tablespoons of honey in a food processor and mix everything until it becomes very smooth.

Apply it on your feet and leave it there for 20 minutes. By doing this regularly, in no time your feet will feel like new. 

Best Store-Bought Foot Masks

Of course, not everyone has the time to prepare a DIY foot mask, but the good news is that there are options for everyone. 

1. Lavinso Foot Mask

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If you’re looking for baby-soft feet, these socks may just be the answer. Of course, there is a whole process before applying the exfoliating socks and you will start seeing results in about two weeks after your skin starts peeling, but you will be left with incredibly soft skin! You can find it here

2. Aveeno Repairing Cica Foot Mask

Aveeno Repairing Cica Foot Mask

This is one of the classic foot masks that will actually help repair the skin of your feet. There’s only exfoliation involved, so no peeling, and you can leave the socks on for about 10 minutes and you will start seeing results. It’s available here! 

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3. Sephora Lavender Foot Mask

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Sephora’s foot mask is incredible if you need deep moisturizing. It’s pretty straightforward and you will be left with very soft skin in about 20 minutes of using it! It can be found here

4. Bare Botanics Scrub

Bare Botanics Lavender Tea Tree Dead Sea Salt Body Scrub

Everyone who used this scrub said that the feeling compares to a long pedicure session and for good reason.

It can be used on the whole body and it’s guaranteed to get rid of all the cracked and dead skin. It’s all-natural and it’s going to leave your feet feeling incredible! You can find it here

Ultimately, it’s not hard to find or make a great  foot mask, and you only need some free time before bet to get everything going! Sandal season is here, so you may want to prepare with one of these incredible at-home foot masks!

Do you have any other favorite at-home foot masks to buy or DIY? Share below!

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