Why Can’t I Tan?

Did you know the global self-tanning market is valued at around $877 million?

This is an enormous number considering anyone could achieve a bronze complexion for free. However, if you’re one of the many people questioning, ‘why can’t I tan naturally?’, you are in the right place.

The good news is that you can tan! You’ve just been approaching it wrong. With good tanning technique and adequate time in the sun, you’ll be a bronze beauty before you know it (and you can say goodbye to fake tan streaks forever).

If this appeals to you, read on to find out more.

You’re Burning 

Burning is your worst enemy; not only is it a significant risk factor for skin cancer, but it’s also painful, and it’ll prevent you from tanning. You might think the burn turns into tan a few days later, but most of the time, it peels off and leaves you the same color as before.

If you’re wondering how to tan instead of burn, the answer is in building exposure and wearing sunscreen. Sunscreen won’t stop you tanning, only burning.

You’re Inconsistent 

You need to create a sun tanning schedule. This is essential if you don’t tan easily.

You should increase your sunbathing time each day, slowly building up your exposure. Start with only 15 minutes in the sun, then gradually increase it by five minutes each day.

Most people don’t like a strict schedule, but there are worse things than a sunbathing schedule! If you want a bronze tan, it’s a must.

You Aren’t Feeding Your Skin 

Melanin is responsible for darker skin. Unfortunately, some of us just don’t seem to be blessed with bodies happy to produce melanin after five minutes in the sun.

You can use suntan accelerators that contain l-tyrosine to prompt melanin production. Remember to moisturize after each tanning session – don’t let your skin dry out.

You Live In a Low UV Area

Finally, if you live in an area with no sun and wonder, ‘why do I never get tan?,’ low UV rating is your answer!

Although there’s not much you can do about the weather, you can still learn how to get a tan in these conditions.

First, make sure to go outside and sunbathe every day when the UV is highest. Additionally, use tan accelerators and look into TruTan injections to help speed up the process.

‘Why Can’t I Tan?’ – You Can! 

It’s time to stop wondering, ‘why can’t I tan?’ Now you have the answers! The main mistake you’ve made is a lack of research; now you’ve read this guide, that’s no longer an issue.

So, start planning your tanning schedule and stick to it religiously. Build up your tolerance to the sun, and you’ll be bronze before you know it.

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