If you’ve been lucky enough to get some winter sun and want to keep hold of your glam glow a little longer, here are some top tips:
Keeping your skin moisturised is super important when it comes to prolonging your tan. Moisturising helps to stop that gross peeling process that happens after you’ve exhausted your skins tanning ability. It’s a well-known fact that the sun dries out your skin, in case you were curious this actually happens because the UV rays damage the outer layers of your skin causing it to thicken and become dehydrated. That is why your skin might appear dry and flaky after a few hours in the sun. The obvious preventative measure for this is sunblock…sunblock, sunblock, sunblock we never hear the end of it and yet some of us still forget to re-apply. Not to fear there is a cure for this common mistake, all you need is a good heavy-duty moisturiser like Odylique’s Repair Lotion!
Go easy on the hot showers
Try and have a lukewarm/cold shower, hot water dries out your skin too much. If you really can’t deal with cold shower, use a moisturising shower cream or oil instead of a generic gel that could be even more drying, maybe try Odylique’s Aloe Vera body wash.
Drinking a lot of water can work wonders for your skin. Staying hydrated helps to keep your body on track by boosting things like cell turnover and other essential processes linked to keeping your skins golden glow.
Exfoliate and ‘Enhance’
Unfortunately your tan will eventually fade, so when this happens you know it’s time to get exfoliating. Exfoliating will help to get rid of all the dead skin cells evenly; it will also allow your skin to absorb moisture more effectively. Now this is where fake tan comes in, if you are desperate to keep that glow exfoliating your skin will help you to get that even base for colour that looks natural!