Summer is coming to an end, and for the most part vacations are over for the season. If you’re like me you’re maybe not quite ready to trade in your tan for jeans and boots and winter pallor. If you’re like me you want to get every last day out of that tan.
So you need a game plan, and I’ve got one for you.
6 Steps To Prolong Your Summer Tan
1. Cool Showers
Hot water dehydrates your skin and speeds up peeling and flaking.
Turn the temperature down and avoid high lather soaps and shower gels which just strip the extra moisture out of your skin, instead choose something super gentle.
Ren’s beautiful Moroccan Rose Otto Body Wash is super hydrating, skin calming and frankly, pampering. It has won the InStyle Magazine Best Body Wash 9 years in a row! You can find it online at Space NK
It sounds counter-intuitive, right??? But part of the key to keeping the tan nice and glowy is to keep it smooth. Gently exfoliating your skin every couple of weeks gets rid of the dead skin cells that are dulling up your tan and helps you to keep whats left looking gorgeous.
Tata Harper Smoothing Scrub micro polishes your skin and has all kind of glorious ingredients that give it a boost of hydration and make you feel luxurious. You can find it online at Space NK
Moisturize. Moisturize. Moisturize. To keep that tan alive you need to upgrade to a serious body balm or body oil. I’ve been obsessing over these fabulous body products from Reves De Sabine all summer long. The Bath and Body oils are glorious,
and the Dream Body Balm is a serious body balm. If this doesn’t save your tan nothing will.
Both are available online at Reves De Sabine
4. Drink Water
The key to keeping hydrated is to keep drinking water.
Every cell in your body needs it, every organ needs it, and your skin is the biggest organ on your body, so feed your tan with plenty of extra H2O
5. Fake It
As the color does begin to fade give it a little boost with some self tanner.
St Tropez self tanning products give beautiful, believable color. They’ve been best sellers for years, and never let you down.
You can find them online at Nordstrom
6. Wear White
A great trick to keep looking tanned is to wear white next to your face. When its time to throw on jeans again, pair them with a crisp white shirt, some bronzer and a pink glossy lip. It will make you feel good too!