How to Make Your Tan Last Longer
By: Valeria Ramos
The end of summer typically comes with excitement for the upcoming holiday season, a new school year, and of course, faded tans. However, saying goodbye to summer doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to tan, glowy skin. Although it can be hard to maintain a tan once you’re out of the sun, here are a few tips to keep your skin sunkissed and safe for longer.
Don’t skimp on the sunscreen
You’ve heard it a million times, but here it is once more: apply sunscreen to your face before sun exposure. Dermatologists advise this is the best way to avoid skin aging and sunspots. So before venturing into the sun’s rays, wear your sunscreen for healthy skin!
Moisturize every day
Keeping your skin hydrated from head to toe keeps your skin cells plump and soft for an even and glowing skin tone. For the best results, we recommend a moisturizer that is fragrance-free and non-greasy. Our pick is Aveeno’s Daily Moisturizing Lotion, which contains skin-soothing ingredients like oatmeal and glycerin. Whether you have eczema or not, another option is Aveenos’ Eczema Therapy Moisturizing Cream, which provides more intense hydration.
Exfoliate once a week
Take a bit of extra time in your shower to buff away dead skin cells with a loofah or body brush. Exfoliating weekly (or biweekly for those with sensitive skin) can help your skin maintain its glow.
Bring on the body oil
A few spritzes of body oil on the legs and arms will instantly make your body appear sleek and tan. We recommend One Love Organics Body Oil, which gives the skin a gorgeous sheen and contains vitamins A and E, and C for a dose of antioxidants. Pro tip: Add a few drops of this body oil to your moisturizer for sunkissed skin in seconds.
Wear white clothing
Forget the “no white after labor day” rule, wearing light shades of clothing, specifically white, can create the illusion of tanned skin. This tried and true method is one of our favorites.