How to Maintain Your Tan and Avoid Going Back to Milky White by September :)

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How to Maintain Your Tan and Avoid Going Back to Milky White by September :)

Maintain Your Tan. Hi my friends! During these holidays you literally pour sweat to get the perfect tan. And than what? It risk to disappear (almost) completely by the end of September. But you can avoid that! You only have to take some little precautions. Skin lost its tan because superficial layers of epidermis naturally and continuously renovate. That might happen even faster if you don’t take care of your skin properly! Usually skin cells takes 28 days to renovate but if you are tanned this will happen every 21 days… or less! Trust me! Since, I work with so many beauty brands, I’ve been repeated again and again about this subject and by now I can consider myself an expert and I want to share my knowledge with you :)

How to Maintain Your Tan and Avoid Going Back to Milky White by September :)

1. HEALTHY DIET

The first step is food. You should start eating a good amount of vitamins and mineral salts before and during sun exposure. So eat all your fruit and veggies and drink a lot of water. In this way skin will get stronger and deeply hydrated: it will be easier to maintain glowing radiant skin and avoid stains and dry flaky skin. Best food: carrots, melon, apricots, peaches, peppers and tomatoes.

2. PROPER BODY WASH

Even if you take a lot of showers, to avoid washing away tan you need to use delicate body wash. You can find specific neutral after-sun shower gels or just any delicate soap with natural ingredient. And after the shower moisturize with hydrating creams or lotion.(we’ll talk about it extensively in the following posts…)

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3. NO BATH TUB / SAUNA / TURKISH BATH

Exposing skin to heat for a long time accelerate tan fading. A long bath, a sauna or a Turkish bath are recommended to boost skin renewal but are really bad if you want to make you tan last longer :(

4. STAY HYDRATED

Besides staying hydrated on the inside, it’s important to moisturize skin too. Needless to say that the right lotion should be super hydrating. Some of the more moisturizing components are: olive oil and shea butter.

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5. SCRUB TWICE A WEEK 

To avoid top layers of skin flaking off leaving darker stains, you need to do a very, veeery delicate body scrub twice a week. This is the only way to maintain a uniform skin tone and a glowing skin. After the scrub make sure to apply an abundant layer of hydrating cream ;)

6. 20 MINUTES OF SUNLIGHT A DAY to keep the summer glow

A recent study pointed out that 20 minute of sun exposure a day to make your tan last: lunch break under the sun? Remember to apply sunscreen (Tan is okay but better prevent wrinkles!) :)))

Got any tips to keep your bronzed look last longer?? :)

Share them with us!

If you want to read other posts…

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23 thoughts on “How to Maintain Your Tan and Avoid Going Back to Milky White by September :)

  1. Ciao Irene! Ottimi i consigli per mantenere l’abbronzatura.
    Ti correggo solo in una cosa: associ idratazione della pelle all’utilizzo di oli e burro di karitè, il che non è giusto, sebbene anche molte case cosmetiche scrivano così.
    Idratare vuol dire fornire acqua alla pelle. Nutrire vuol dire fornire lipidi (grassi) alla pelle.
    Quindi quando suggerisci di usare oli o burri sulla pelle in quel caso la stai nutrendo, ma non idratando! (ad eccezione del fatto che se l’olio o il burro sono occlusivi [es. cere, siliconi, paraffina], la pelle si autoidrata dall’interno)
    Invece per idratare la pelle si possono usare tante sostanze che richiamano acqua sulla pelle quali acido ialuronico, sodio lattato, sodio PCA, urea e degli zuccheri (glucosio, fruttosio, …).
    Per mantenere l’abbronzatura direi di fornire entrambe le cose alla pelle, quindi suggerisco di usare una crema corposa che contenga anche gli attivi idratanti sopra citati!
    Ciao!!!

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