Most of us love to show a gold and shimmering tan after the summer holidays. However it is not always easy to achieve the perfect tan. So we gathered some tips to help you in this process!
1. Prepare for the sun
Consider taking a sun supplement
Sun supplements are a good option to prepare the skin for the sun. Moreover, they are especially interesting in case of sun-intolerant skin and also to prolong the tan. These supplements usually contain antioxidants, plant extracts, oils, and carotenoids to help protect the skin from sun-induced damage and photoaging. In addition, they promote a beautiful and quicker tan.
Don’t forget to exfoliate
Exfoliation helps to improve skin texture and quality, by removing the dead cells at the surface, stimulating cell renewal and unclogging the pores. Therefore the skin is softer and smoother and feels luminous, radiant, and even. So, do not skip the weekly exfoliation to guarantee that your skin is at its best so that the tan will last longer.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
Truth is hydration is essential for healthy skin. Hydrated skin will be better protected from external aggressions and will develop a more beautiful and luminous tan. Hydration is essential to maintain the skin healthy and make the tan last longer.
2. Take care during the holidays
Protect your skin with sunscreen
There is a myth that wearing sunscreen does not let the skin tan. Well, it is false and is a dangerous myth. Sunscreen is of utmost importance to protect the skin from the UVA and UVB rays, preventing sunburn and photoaging. On the other hand, sunscreen will not stop your skin from tanning. However if you really love a nice tan, nowadays there are many sunscreens with tanning agents that will promote and enhance your tan.
As said before, sunscreen prevents sunburn. That is to say that it also prevents the desquamation after a sunburn which removes your tan. So, whatever you do, do not skip the sunscreen.
Reduce the temperature of the shower water
Do not skip the after sun care
After sun care is important because it hydrates and repairs the skin after sun exposure providing it the necessary tools to regenerate and be healthy. There are many texture options depending on your preferences, from mists to lotions. In addition, most after sun products have tan boosting agents to enhance the tan and make the skin more even and luminous. Above you can find three examples of after sun products that will prolong your tan.
3. After the holidays
Enhance the skin’s natural glow
Well, now that you already have a tan, the golden-brown skin color most people wish for, do not take it for granted. It is time to enhance your tan and let your skin shine. Therefore, body oils will be your best friends. They nourish the skin and give it that beautiful plumped – healthy look with a nice touch of shimmering. In conclusion, your skin will look perfect!
In any case, there will always be self-tanners
If nothing else works for you, you can always give a chance to self-tanners. If you do not know much about it, take a look at our self-tanners beauty hall.
Enjoy your holidays!