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How To Protect Your Skin Without Ruining Your Tan

I’ve been working out for over 10 years, so I know a thing or two about what it takes to get fit and healthy. The last thing you want to do is damage your skin while training hard in the gym. It’s easy to focus on how much weight you’re lifting and neglect other parts of your body that need attention as well—like your face. But if you’re looking for ways to work out without ruining your freshly tanned skin (or masking any other injuries), then read on!

Apply SPF

One of the most important things to remember when working out is to apply sunscreen 30 minutes before you go outside. This will help prevent any damage from occurring while you’re exercising and can help prevent sunburns, which can be painful and leave scars on your skin.

It’s also important that you use a minimum SPF of 30 if possible, as this will provide adequate protection against the sun’s harmful rays. Make sure that all exposed areas of your body are covered (including lips), as well as any area where sweat may build up in case it rains later on in the day/weekend!

Avoid Working Out Near Open Windows

One of the biggest mistakes people make when working out is working out near open windows. Why? Because UV rays can cause skin damage and premature aging, as well as eye damage and cataracts.

UV radiation is a common source of exposure for people who work outdoors or spend time outdoors on sunny days, like construction workers or athletes at the beach during summertime. It’s also estimated that up to 50% of humans are susceptible to photodermatitis (viral infections from UV light), which causes redness, swelling, and blistering on your skin—not exactly what you want when you’re trying to look good for prom!

Cover The Areas Around Your Face And Neck

If you’re in the sun, wear a visor or hat to protect your face. This can help keep the sun out of your eyes and prevent unwanted tan lines from forming on your skin (and it’ll also keep those annoying UV rays away from that part of your body).

You should also cover up with a scarf when working out outdoors if possible—this will help keep sweat off of your neck and prevent chafing while exercising in the sun. Make sure there’s no hair hanging down by making sure they’re tucked into something like an earring or headband so they don’t get caught on anything during exercise sessions outdoors.

Tanning Oils

Tanning oils are the best way to protect your skin while working out. They help to keep your skin hydrated and prevent it from drying out. Tanning oils also help to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays.

There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a tanning oil. Make sure to choose an oil that is non-comedogenic, meaning it won’t clog your pores. Also, look for an oil that is light and non-greasy so it won’t weigh down your skin or make you feel sticky. Finally, be sure to apply the oil evenly over your entire body before heading outside. This will help ensure that your skin is evenly protected from the sun’s rays.

Invest In Proper Workout Gear

Invest in proper workout gear. If you’re going to be working out, it’s important that your clothes are made from the best materials possible. Some of these items include:

  • A good sports bra (a must!)
  • Good workout clothes (roughly $100-200)
  • Moisture-wicking fabric for your workout clothes, like polyester and cotton don’t work well after being exposed to sweat.
  • Look for fabrics that have anti-odor properties as well as UV protection to keep your skin from getting sunburned or irritated by harmful rays of light during summertime workouts!


So there you have it: some of the best ways to protect your skin while working out. As we’ve mentioned, sunscreen is a must, but there are other things you can do to help keep your skin healthy. For example, if you’re worried about getting burned or sunburnt on a hot day, try wearing SPF clothing instead! Also, remember that working out in the early morning or late evening is when UV rays are less intense and therefore better for tanning purposes as well as keeping us safe during exercise sessions.

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