- Sun exposure should not exceed 30 minutes, the first few days, if you want to avoid sunburn. Slow tanning is better, lasts longer, and is safer, health-wise.
- If you have very light–sensitive skin, the initial sun exposure time should be about 15-30 minutes. The duration can be increased by 10 minutes, every two days of continuous exposure.
- If you have light skin, usually with freckles, that gets sunburned almost always and never tans, experts recommend an SPF 50/SPF 50+ sunscreen, for the first few days of sun exposure.
- If you have skin that burns occasionally and tans easily, usually brown hair and eyes, typical Mediterranean skin type, experts recommend, initially, an SPF 20-30 sunscreen.
- If you have dark–brown skin that never burns and tans very easily, experts recommend an SPF 15-20 sunscreen, for the first few days of sun exposure.
1. Sunscreen should be applied at least half an hour before expected sun exposure, applying adequate quantity all over the body.
2. Avoid exposure to the sun during midday hours (11 am – 4 pm). Over-exposure to the sun, even while using a sunscreen product, is a serious health threat.
3. The type of sunscreen and the SPF selection should be based on the skin type. For light skin tone choose an SPF 30 – 50. For medium skin tone choose an SPF 10 – 25.
4. Babies and small children should not be exposed to direct sunlight. They should be protected with a hat, sunglasses and a light cool t-shirt.
5. Repeat often, especially after swimming, toweling, and perspiring.
1. Get prepared with a facial and body scrub. Smooth skin is the basis of an even tan result.
2. Apply the sunscreen on the face and body, at least 15-30 minutes before expected sun exposure and reapply frequently, especially after swimming, toweling, and perspiring.
3. Remember that, according to skin type, it is wise to start with a higher SPF product and work your way down as your tan progresses.Spread your sunscreen evenly.
4. Don’t neglect areas like inner knees and wrists, the upper side of the feet, shoulders, and bust. Pay attention to body parts with excessive perspiration, since the latter liquifies the sunscreen, weakening its effectiveness.Go to the beach without make-up. Cosmetic products prevent the skin from sweating and might cause discolorations or rashes.
5. Once at home, take a cool or lukewarm bath. Cleanse your face thoroughly, using a lotion. While applying your body moisturiser, let a rich layer of a hydrating mask replenish your face. Keeping your face and body moisturised. It is vital not only for the battle against dehydration and the appearance of wrinkles but to the preservation of your tan, as well.
6. Carrot juice is a valuable ally, ready to help you get the tan of your dreams!
What are the golden rules?
1. Do not use perfume or cologne before and during sun exposure, to avoid the occurrence of photo allergies and skin discolorations.
2. Get hydrated! Prefer water and make sure you drink about 2 liters per day. Sweat and sun exposure tend to reduce moisture in the skin, which is essential for the complexion’s good health and youthfulness.
3. The skin needs water just like the rest of the body. However, exposure to the sun reduces natural moisture levels. Therefore, every day, especially after sunbathing and showering, it is a good idea to apply an after-sun lotion or cream. Thus, the skin retains its elasticity and softness.
4. To help your skin and keep it bright and youthful, remember that the consumption of fresh juices, fruit, and vegetables improves its quality and healthy appearance.
SUN CARE PROTECTION GUIDE
For sensitive skin types, we offer the specially developed line Carroten Sensicare, with extra soothing and anti-irritant ingredients, as well as fragrance-free formulations. The series consists of Sensicare Milk, Milk Spray, and Face Cream of SPF50+.
Yes, all tanning oils contain nut oil. Moreover, they contain walnut oil, to be more specific.
Our tanning products do work on fair skin as well! As long as you ensure that you are well protected before using the tanning product.Please apply your Carroten protection milk all over your body, at least SPF30 or SPF50+ and let it work for 15 minutes.
Following that, you may apply one of Carroten tanning products, to accelerate the tanning process. This procedure needs to be repeated every time after swimming, perspiring or toweling.
Unfortunately, we cannot universally claim we are Vegan-friendly as there are some products within the range that have the presence of beeswax derivative in the formulations, which is considered as an animal-derived ingredient.
Additionally, Carroten combines natural ingredients with cosmetic technology, to provide a range of high-quality sun care products that are not tested on animals.
Without protection, sun exposure is safe only within a specific time limit, which, according to skin type varies from 5 to 30 minutes. The Sun Protection Factor is the multipliable factor of our skin’s self-protection time limit. The multiplication of a product’s SPF by the skin’s natural sun resistance span (with no protection) produces the total amount of time during which we can safely enjoy the sun.
Suncare products must undergo dermatological controls, in order to ensure maximum safety and health to those who use them. All Carroten suncare products undergo constant dermatological controls. They are also phototoxicity tested, in vivo.
UV protective filters can be weakened by sun radiation, degrading their protective capabilities and allowing harmful rays to penetrate the skin. It is, consequently, essential for filters to be “photostable”, in order to provide optimal protection. All Carroten sun-care products contain photostable filters.
Advanced protection system UV balance, with a high concentration of photostable, broad spectrum UVB+UVA filters for effective protection against sunburn and skin’s long-term harm.
“Water Resistant” sunscreens can retain their stated SPF value after a certain time in the water. It’s important for sunscreen to be water-resistant, as water protects only from the heat and not the harmful UV radiation. All Carroten suncare products range from being water-resistant to very water-resistant.
Carrot oil is rich in carotenoids. The most well-known carotenoid is beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A, once in contact with the skin. Beta-carotene is a provitamin that nurtures skin. Furthermore, it helps accelerate tanning, contributing to the production of melanin. Last but not least, beta-carotene’s protective action increases skin’s resistance against UV radiation “attacks”.