Shopping for Fall Clothes

Fall is my favorite time of the year. I absolutely adore walking in my neighborhood when the leaves on the trees begin changing colors. I also love shopping for warm clothes to wear when the weather turns chilly outside. During this time of the year, I typically wear thin, long-sleeved shirts, jeans, riding boots, and light jackets. My favorite types of jackets are ones made of denim and corduroy. When shopping for a fall wardrobe, I look for items in rich colors such as chocolate brown, maroon, and purple. On this blog, I hope you will discover ingenious, shopping tips to help you gain the new, fall wardrobe of your dreams. Enjoy!

Don't Want To Bake In The Sun? 3 Alternative Ways To Get A Tan

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If you want to get a nice brown tan, but don't feel like hitting the beach (or maybe you can't because it's the dead of winter!) then you have a few alternatives to consider. Some of these are perfect for people who want the same gorgeous color that you get from the sun's UV rays, while other solutions are great for people who are concerned about getting skin cancer and want to avoid prolonged exposure to ultraviolet rays.

Visit A Tanning Booth

If you want to get that same sort of tan that you get from laying out on the beach, then a close approximation will be what you get when you lay in a tanning bed. These devices use ultraviolet lights and they cause a chemical reaction which creates melanin in the skin. This is the same thing that happens when you lay out at the beach and get baked with UV rays from the sun. The tanning bed uses a light source that blasts UV light.

The pros of using a tanning bed is that you can get a nice, even tan from the light and it won't wash off because it's actually created a change in your skin. The downside is that, like the sun, a tanning bed can be risky if you are concerned about skin cancer. Prolonged exposure to UV rays increases ones chances of skin cancer.

Eat Lots Of Vegetables With Beta-Carotene

An interesting alternative to tanning beds is to eat lots of carrots, kale, sweet potatoes, or other foods that have beta-carotene. The idea behind this method is that the excess amount of beta-carotene actually turns your skin a hue that is similar to a tan. You have to be careful though, because consuming too much of certain foods can have negative results.

For instance, juicing tons of carrots and drinking them all day can lead to an orange color skin tone. You should just boost the kale, spinach, sweet potato, carrot, and peppers, but not go crazy with one particular vegetable (especially carrots). Too many carrots will turn you a sickly yellow color.

Use An Organic Tanning Lotion Or Spray

If you don't feel like risking cancer by exposing yourself to UV rays in a tanning bed, and don't feel like taking the chance that you get a weird hue by consuming the wrong combination of beta-carotene rich vegetables, then you should consider a tanning spray, like Sol Potion. These sprays will change the surface color of your skin, not by creating melanin like UV light will, but by simply altering the surface layer.

You should choose a tanning spray or lotion that is organic. Some of the artificial colors are not too healthy, so it's best to find one that uses healthy ingredients to stain your skin. These can include spices such as turmeric, as well as a form of sugar called DHA that is made from beets and cane sugar.


22 December 2016