How To Make Your Tan Last Longer

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Now that our favourite season of the year is finally here, we can’t contain our glee at the prospect of spending all our weekends outdoors, taking in the sunshine. After enduring a particularly long winter, it’s time to plan picnics and book tickets to the closest beach town. It’s also that time of the year when our skin can finally get bronzed naturally - no spray tans or tanning creams necessary. Since we’ve already covered how to get bronzed this summer we thought it was time to share our secrets on how to stay tanned as long as possible. Here are the best tips for good skin care you should definitely use to make your tan last all summer long.

Stay Away From That Scrub

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To you this may not seem like sound advice since we’re usually harping on about the importance of scrubbing, but yes, you read that right. What body scrubs essentially do is that they help get rid of the top layer of dead skin. If you want to keep that beautifully bronzed skin a few weeks longer then replace your body scrub with Kiehl’s Orange Flower & Lychee Skin Softening Body Cleanser £27.50. It is an intensely fragrant, richly lathering body wash that gently cleanses your body and hence keeps your tan firmly intact. Its formula contains a skin-conditioning essential oil blend that leaves your body skin soft, smooth and refreshed. Another gentle body wash we love is Burt’s Bees’ Naturally Nourishing Body Wash Milk And Shea Butter £9.99 as it is made with safflower seed oleosomes that increase and lock in essential moisture, naturally.

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Moisturise, Moisturise, Moisturise

When you’re back from a weekend away with a beautiful sun-kissed glow, make sure to start heavily moisturising. The point is to hold on to the upper most layer of your skin so find ways to avoid it from being dehydrated which is the reason it starts to peel. Things that parch your skin? Hot showers and lack of moisturisers. This is the time when you need products with ultra hydrating powers and not just once a day but several times a day. One great product available in the market is Nivea Soft Moisturising Cream £5.99 which contains jojoba oil and vitamin E that gently moisturises skin, leaving it feeling super soft.

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If you’re looking to enhance your tan further, then go for a luxurious tanner. The market is flooded with different varieties of the same but one of the best ones is Esthederm Bronz Repair Tanning Face Cream Extreme Sun £54.00. This nourishing tanning face cream helps stimulate the tanning process and activate the natural pigmentation process to enhance that coveted sun-kissed glow. The cream is also made to maximise cells' energy environment and protect your skin from UVB/UVA rays, all the while gently repelling the terrible effects of photo-ageing - it is an all-in-one package needed on your beauty shelf!

After spending laborious hours achieving a natural, glowing tan it’s an uphill task to maintain it but with our tips for good skin care you will find yourself glowing, all summer long.

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