Tanning Tips for Pale Skin

This is for the fair-skinned beach babes

Are you a fair-skinned beach lover looking to achieve a healthy, bronzed tan? You've come to the right place! At Tannymax, we understand that people with pale skin often believe they can't tan due to their increased risk of sunburn. However, everyone can achieve that coveted golden glow with the right approach. In this article, we'll share our top tips for tanning pale skin safely and effectively, as well as how to maintain your sun-kissed look all year round. Don't forget to check out our online shop for all your tanning essentials!

Use a tanning sunscreen

Tanning safely with pale skin requires patience. Begin by spending just 10–15 minutes in the sun daily, always wearing sunscreen that supports the tanning process with a minimum SPF 30 (available here). Gradually increase your sun exposure to a maximum of 30 minutes per day after one week. Remember: slow and steady wins the race!

Exfoliate and Moisturize

Regular exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells, promoting a healthier tan. Moisturize daily to keep your skin nourished and hydrated, and don't forget to drink plenty of water!

Use Tanning Accelerators

Tanning lotions, like our Black Gold 999,9 Tanning Lotion, will help speed up the tanning process tremendously while providing essential nourishment for your skin. Learn more about choosing the right tanning lotion and using it effectively here.

Be Smart About Sun Hours

Aim for sun exposure before 10 am or after 4 pm, when UV rays are less damaging. These are the ideal times for building your tan slowly and safely. 

Embrace the Shade

Limit direct sun exposure to 30 minutes per day, but still enjoy the outdoors by seeking shade under a beach umbrella or a tree.

Consider Tanning Salons

To maintain or build your tan during colder months, visit a tanning salon regularly.

Prioritize Aftercare

Protect your skin even after your tanning session is over. Keep your skin hydrated by drinking water and applying moisturizer after tanning. Our Coconut After Sun is perfect to give your tanning process a big boost!


Remember, even with a base tan, your fair skin is still at risk of burning. Continue to build your tan slowly and keep monitoring your skin's condition. With a little effort, you'll achieve a beautiful, golden glow that everyone will envy!

Ready to start your tanning journey?

Visit our shop for all your tanning essentials and achieve that perfect golden glow on your pale skin. Stay healthy, beautiful, and bronzed!

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