Summer is well and truly here. Whether you have been away on a holiday, are going away soon or have managed to get a tan here in the UK - we are pretty sure you don’t want it to fade away any time soon. Below we have listed five tips to help you prolong your tan and stay bronzed for months!
This is probably the most important tip that will make your tan stay even and last longer. You need to make sure that your skin doesn’t get dry because once it starts to peel, it just won’t stop. To avoid the peeling process, you have to wear sunscreen and hydrate your skin (that includes drinking lots of water)! Slather on after-sun, rich body lotions and oils as frequently as you like, there is no such thing as too much moisturising.
It is super important to exfoliate before you go on a holiday - your skin will be well prepared for the sunbathing, resulting in an even, glowing tan. We also recommend gently exfoliating your body once a week after the holiday. It will help maintain your tan, remove dead skin cells and make your tan fade away evenly and not in patches. Exfoliating is also an important first step before fake tan application.
3. Fake it
Topping up your natural tan with a good quality fake tan is a great idea as it will give your skin colour a huge boost! Nowadays there are so many options on the market, from gradual self-tanner lotions, to tanning waters and tanning mousses. Just take your pick! And don’t forget about your face; bronzers are a must have in your make up bag!
4. Avoid very hot baths and showers.
Whilst it does feel nice and relaxing to soak in a hot bath it can actually really dehydrate your skin and kickstart the peeling process. To avoid dry and flaky skin stick to cool water temperature and use a moisturising body wash.
You can also help your skin maintain that lovely glow form within. Eat plenty of sun-coloured fruits and veggies such as sweet potatoes, oranges, carrots. Our Skin Woof Tan Enhancing Vitamins are able to provide many nutrients which help your body maintain it's tan for longer. Our vitamins are a blend of natural minerals and botanicals that have been designed to help the body produce more melanin. Our formula also helps reduce excess UV stress on the skin and sun damage, all whilst assisting the skin in producing a natural bronze colour and making your tan last longer.
Here they are, our top 5 tips that will help you maintain that beautiful bronzed glow. We hope that you have a wonderful rest of the summer and make the most of the sunny days ahead.
Lots of love,
Skin Woof x