Published on : 22 January 20202 min reading time

Summer is approaching and it is important to protect your skin from the sun’s rays. Here is a selection of some natural vegetable oils to help you choose the right protection for your skin.

Monoi oil to facilitate tanning

Monoi oil is produced from two essential elements: coconut oil and tiare flower, also known as Tahitian gardenia. It is a product that has many virtues beneficial to the skin, with the bonus of a pleasant scent that refers to summer. You can apply the oil to your skin: it will become smooth, moisturized and nourished. But it is mainly used as a tanning oil. To do this, you must first apply sunscreen to the skin before applying tanning Monoi oil. Your skin will be protected from UV rays and the Monoi oil will accelerate the tanning process.

Olive oil for radiant skin

If you are looking for a natural tanning oil, olive oil is the best solution. Rich in essential nutrients, it can penetrate deep into the skin, giving a beautiful glow to the skin and ensuring that it is sufficiently nourished during tanning.

To do this, soak a piece of cloth in the oil and rub it against the skin on the front of your body, lie down on your back and proceed with the tanning process. Then repeat the same process on your back and lie face down on the floor this time. It is absolutely recommended to use extra virgin olive oil for tanning.

Coconut oil for well hydrated skin

Coconut oil helps prevent skin dehydration when you lie for hours on sunny beaches. You’ll get a tanned look without affecting the texture of your skin. It can also soothe skin irritation after a sunburn and will help reduce redness.

How do I use it? Rub coconut oil into your hands to warm it up and then apply it to your body. Focus on areas that tend to be drier than others such as elbows and knees.

Another virtue of coconut oil is that it acts as a kind of barrier on the skin, hence its natural antibacterial and antifungal properties, helping to prevent certain skin diseases.