We get back from Holiday and as each day goes by we can see our tan fading, it's depressing as we get back to our normal routine.
Here we have some tips and products that will help to keep your tan for a little longer.
Don’t forget to moisturise
For some people, moisturising is part of their daily routine but during summer, it has to be part of yours. While your Skin feels good in the sun, if it’s not moisturised, it’ll lose its soft touch and become leathery. To help your Skin lock in moisture, use Bio-Oil with it’s unique ingredient PurCellin Oil™, to ensure its ingredients are easily-absorbed deep into the skin (60ml £8.99, Boots)
Put down the exfoliants
When you’re fake tanning it’s important to exfoliate to ensure you’re not left with a patchy finish. When it comes to a natural tan however, exfoliating can do just the opposite. You can wave goodbye to your hard earned Spanish sunbathed Skin and say hello to your ‘Dalmatian’ look.
Keep topped up
The British summer is unpredictable at the very least and while we try our best to soak up the rays when they emerge from the clouds, we are often left feeling paler then we’d like to be. No one mentioned, however, that making the transition from winter to summer body could be easy! While the sun makes its mind up, try the Trilogy Bronzer to keep your tan topped up (150 ml £17.50, Boots.com)
Glug back that water
It’s no new information that drinking water effects us in a lot of ways and it also effects our skin. Scientists believe that water helps extend the life of your skin cells which will extend the life of your tan too.
Protect yourself from the inside out
While it’s really important to protect your skin from the sun’s rays, there’s a way give your skin safe a base of protection without slapping on gallons of sun Cream. If you burn, your tan tends to last about a week but if you protect you skin you can hold on to a golden sheen for longer. Colladeen Visage has been clinically proven to boost your skin’s natural SPF to 10 after taking it for 12 weeks. As it’s a pill, it also allows your skin to absorb vitamin D where it normally wouldn’t. Try Colladeen Visage ( 60 tablets £18.95 www.naturesbest.co.uk)
Examine your skincare routine
We use a variety of products all over our body but when it comes to protecting your tan, beware of hard working acne products. Some acne treatments contain salicylic acid which causes the epidermis to shed skin cells quicker, and your tan will go with it.
Femalefirst Taryn Davies