21 June 2018

How to keep your tan for longer

How annoying is it when you get from your holiday and look like a tanned Goddess for a maximum of 10 days and then the dreading peeling begins. We've all been there, trying so hard to keep up with the summer glow but with little results. 

However, here's some top tips to help you preserve your tan for longer and hopefully keep you looking like a glowing Goddess until your next vacay!

1. Drink lots of water 
Your skin needs some H20 in order to keep it hydrated, this is an important factor in maintaining your tan for longer and a step not to be underestimated. 

2. Hydrate your skin 
Along with water, you need to keep your skin moisturised and hydrated, the main reason for peeling is when the skin cells become dead, your skin can only produce a certain amount of melanin a day (this is what makes your skin go darker) and preserving the skin using moisturiser is a key factor. If you can, moisturise your skin once or even twice a day, you can also use a tinted moisturiser to keep up your tanned look. (I've linked my must-have gradual tan at the bottom of this blog post!) 

3. Tan-friendly food 
Believe it or not, some foods can help keep your tan. To help maintain your tan, try and eat foods such as carrots, sweet potato and spinach. These foods contain beta-carotene and all help keep that glow!

4. Avoid waxing and shaving 
Unfortunately, shaving or waxing when you have a tan can be tricky. By removing the hairs on your skin, you're also removing the skin cells which got you the tan in the first place! So if you can help it, go easy on this for a while. 

5. Avoid Peeling
Direct exposure to the sun without using the right protection can be dangerous, so make sure you always use suncream when tanning, this will avoid getting burnt and we all knows what happens once your skin is burnt, you peel. If you're a sucker for a tanning oil (like myself), make sure you check the SPF as some are very low. 

If you have any other tips & tricks on how to keep your tan for longer, make sure you leave them in the comments box below! 

G x 


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