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Long-Lasting Sun Tan – 6 Top Tips

Bronze skin is really so sexy. But how long does a sun tan last? Certainly, not much, since from the first days we return from vacation, it starts to fade.

By following some tips, which among other things keep the skin deeply hydrated, this golden glow remains for a long time, after the end of the holidays.

Which are these tips?

  • Skin hydration
  • Skin  Exfoliate
  • Avoid hot showers and baths
  • Healthy Eating
  • Apply Bronzer
  • Wear white to show off tanned skin

But let’s see in detail, how to maintain your sun tan

1. Moisturize tanned skin

If there’s one essential step to help you maintain your post-vacation tan, it’s hydration. After spending days basking in the heat of the sun, your skin will feel dehydrated. Look for products that are rich in oils and creamy balms and be generous with the amount but also typical with the application.

Important tip on the hydration part: Make sure you drink plenty of water. If your body is dehydrated, your skin will be too.

2. Exfoliate to keep skin tanned, healthy and glowing

Exfoliating is a great way to keep tanned skin from fading. After vacations, your skin will be very dehydrated and the dry cells will have accumulated on the surface. This will make your tan look duller and less shiny. By applying the scrub to the skin and making gentle movements, your wonderful tan will be revealed underneath.

3. Prefer lukewarm water

You don’t want to undo the effects of hydration and exfoliation, so don’t risk dehydrating your skin by taking a bath or shower that’s too hot. Instead, choose cooler, lukewarm water.

4. Eat more Healthily

Vitamins C and E and some nutrients such as lycopene and beta carotene help your skin to digest the sunrays better. Focus on red and yellow fruits and vegetables ( tomatoes, peaches, mango, carrots). Egg white, salmon, avocado and almonds will activate your melanin while cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower and kale  will offer you sun protecting antioxidants.

5. Brighten your complexion with a bronzer

Apply a bronzer to the areas of your face that the sun would naturally hit (nose, cheekbones, forehead).This tip will makes you look more tanned and glamorous!

5. Wear white to accentuate the look of tanned skin

It’s a tried and true tip, wearing white or light colored clothes will give the illusion of more tanned skin. White nail polish and bold lipstick also give this effect.