5 WAYS TO PROLONG YOUR SUMMER TAN
OH THAT HOLIDAY GLOW
BUT HOW DO YOU MAKE IT LAST?
You've just been on holiday, got a nice looking tan and don't want to give it up just yet? Here are some tips I found useful over the years, hope it helps you out too!
DRINK LOTS OF WATER
I'm starting with the most obvious one of course, but this is something I ALWAYS forget. To drink water. But it is really important to remember, for many reasons of course, in this case, because staying hydrated is essential for cell turnover and good skin health. This mentioned, starting from the inside is essential when talking skincare, so don't forget to eat your beta-carotene! Think carrot, mango or sweet potato!
Another obvious one. Also very important. It's easy to forget about moisturising when it's so hot out still, the least you want to feel is even stickier than you already are in the humid weather, but it is essential for that prolonged summer glow. You have to make sure your skin never gets the opportunity to dry out, because once it starts peeling, it won't stop. As I mentioned SO. MANY. TIMES before, body oils are my favourite way of hydrating my skin, so below are some of my favourites I've been using lately. Also, if you click HERE, you'll find a blog post by Annabell where she has collected eight of her favourite products to moisturise your body as well.
Hot baths can dehydrate your skin-not that you'd sit in a hot bath while it's still warm out there, but seeing London is getting insanely cold all of a sudden, I thought I'd put it out there. So stick to cool showers, and use shower oil or hydrating shower cream to keep your skin from drying out. Here are my latest faves:
Yes, I'm for real. BUT. You need to do it very gently. It's important to give your body a gentle scrub weekly to remove dead skin cells that actually make your skin look dull and less glowy. Ideally you would exfoliate properly before you go on your holiday, so when you are back, you are basically maintaining healthy skin renewal. Try using an exfoliating shower sponge or a body brush. Try stay away from waxing and hair removal lotions as it removes the top layer of the skin, which is your tan. Don't want that do we.
USE SELF TAN
For a top up that is, after a while even when you did your best, your tan will fade. If you have a good base built up naturally, you can easily keep a natural glow by applying self tan without the risk of orange palms and elbows.. Here are some of the good ones on the market: