How to extend your tan into the fall



 

It’s not because summer is over that you have to lose your glow! With so many self-tanners and bronzing products on the market, it might be hard to choose the one that is right for you. However, there are also natural ways to maintain a summer glow in the colder seasons – it all comes down to the way you treat your skin. Take a look at our tips and tricks for maintaing a tan longer!

Hydrate

By hydration, we mean both drinking lots of water and moisturizing – the right way. Lack of proper hydration affects the skin directly, and a dehydrated skin not only absorbs products less effectively (so your self-tanner won’t go on the way you want it to), it also causes faster peeling. Moisturizers are a great way to keep your skin hydrated and healthy for further tanning adventures!

Exfoliate

You might be scared to exfoliate – after all, you’re trying to preserve a tan, however getting rid of dead and dull skin cells will prepare it for exposure to tanning products. Exfoliating gently will have beneficial effects on both your skin and your tan, by leaving a fresh glow.

Beta-Carotene

Remember when as a child, children thought they’d turn orange if they ate too many carrots? There’s a bit of truth in that. Beta-carotene is a red-orange pigment that is found in sun-colored fruits and vegetables such as carrots, mangos, sweet potatoes… Studies, notably published in Journal of Nutrition have shown that consuming produce high in carotenoids (such as beta-carotene) can help you get a golden glow, similar to ones achieved through tanning.

Need extra help? Here are some of the editorial team’s favorite products!

Moisturizers:

Le Petit Marseillais Body Milk in Orange Blossom, which you can purchase here.

Palmer’s Original Cocoa Butter formula

Nivea Q10 Body Firming Oil

Self-tanners:

St Tropez Self-Tanner Paper Mask

Jergens Gradual Self Tan line

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