Tanning tips and tricks for a lasting healthy sun tan. As summer dawns the debate about tanning always surfaces.

Some basic tips for tanning.

Exposure to sunlight produces vitamin D, often referred to as “the sunshine vitamin,” and vitamin D is important for your health.

Moderate exposure to the sun, and a careful tanning regime will allow you to enjoy a beautifully golden tan.

Did you know that regular exposure to sunshine, helps fight depression, and helps to improve bone density in your body's bone structure?

Over exposure to the sun is not good and nobody disputes that, but regular exposure of your skin to sunlight can be very beneficial to both your state of mind and the health of your body.

UV-B sun rays make vitamin D that is essential for adequate calcium absorption and bone health.

Healthy exposure to sunshine is good for you; provided you use a sunscreen and don't overdo your stay in the sun, overdoing it, will do more damage than good.

You also don't want to use a sunscreen that completely blocks out UV-B rays, as these are the rays that make vitamin D.

Enjoy an all over tan anywhere with tan through swimsuits for women and men..

A well tanned body always looks healthy, but take it slow in the sun and avoid over exposure on those first few days in the sun. There's little point in rushing your tan, as it can do more damage to your body than any good. Here's how you could achieve a great golden tan by using sunburn prevention savvy. No one wants that sun-shocked red look in summer.

There's enough evidence to prove that the sun can cause premature ageing of skin, but its not all doom and gloom for sun lovers. So here are some great tanning tips for the beach to help sun soakers acquire a natural healthy tan with the least side effects.

Buy a quality sunscreen – preferably water resistant too.

Sunscreen protection should be as important to us as brushing our teeth. A good sunscreen lotion will help minimize any ageing effects  to the elasticity of your skin. Cosmetic companies are offering advanced formulated sun care products that will help us enjoy the outdoors. Some tanning lotions now actually have amino acids and vitamins that stimulate the skins production of tanning pigment and this can speed up you tanning process up to 4 times faster.

SPF (sun protection factor) must be chosen correctly. The SPF of a sunscreen indicate its effectiveness against shielding your skin type against the UVB (burning) rays of the sun.

A sunscreen with SPF 15 will allow you to stay in the sun 15 times longer than without a sunscreen before you burn.

If you have a light skin tone that burns easily its important to use a higher SPF lotion, remember to re-apply the sunscreen after swimming.

With the advanced sun care products available on the market these days there's no excuse to damage your skin in the sun this summer. Enjoy.

Timing is everything.

Contrary to what some may believe sun burns don't turn into golden tans, so set off to get a good base tan first and gradually build up your tan over time. If you are going on holiday to spend some time in the sun at the beach, don't leave it to the last few days of your vacation to get a tan, make it part of your daily leisure from the start.

One should avoid midday sun, when the sun is directly overhead the sun is at its most intense as ultraviolet rays are much shorter at this time of day.

Don't fall to the temptation of trying to get that summer tan on the first day of your vacation. At the very least you will most likely end up with sun stroke or skin damage.

Start off with shorter periods of exposure and gradually increase the time you spend tanning, till you reach that light golden tan you've wanted for summer.

If you can't avoid being in the sun over noon, then use a higher SFP over this period. People often forget their scalp when sun tanning. If you're planning to spend lots of time in the sun, Get a beach hat or cap…you scalp needs protection for the sun too.

Tanning with Tan through swimwear and clothing

If you are a model, or enjoy wearing different styles of summer dresses and swimwear during your summer vacation, you probably don’t want those tan lines to show, try Cooltan Tan Through swimsuits. Also see the Tan through shirts which you can wear on the beach, golf course or tennis court.

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Tan through swimsuits 
offer a general SPF factor of 6 . These comfortable swimsuits are light years ahead of regular swimsuits as the bathing suits are made of a specially woven stretch material with micro pores that allows you to tan through the swimsuit or garment, a perfect garment for models who want to be free of tan lines or people who prefer no tan lines, This allows one to swap swimsuit styles easier, without having to tan away the lighter areas caused by the previous swimsuit first.

By using a matching SPF sunscreen on your exposed skin areas you can achieve a lovely all over tan without tan lines. Cooltan swimsuits featured on our site dry much faster than regular swimwear and they are machine washable.