MAINTAIN YOUR SUN-KISSED SKIN
5 SECRET POST-HOLIDAY TIPS
Just by looking at the nature’s change in colour and feeling the weather turning slightly chilly day by day, we soon realize that summer has come to an end. And the only thing remaining as proof that summer -16 actually happened, is a beautiful, sun-kissed skin from enjoying the days at the local beach or maybe even from a crazy trip with friends to Ibiza or from spending your vacation at an exotic resort with your partner. Anyway, you might as well enjoy your fresh looking, summer tan as long as you still have it, which with the right tips and products, shouldn’t be much of a challenge.
Sure this doesn’t come as a surprise, but by keeping skin hydrated your tan will actually last longer. The trick is to keep on using a good body lotion every day. Lancaster Tan Maximizer Repairing After Sun for face and body not only gives your skin the moisture it needs but also prolongs and deepens your tan up to a month.
Indulge in beta-carotene
The organic, strong coloured red-orange pigment is rich in A- vitamin and is said to recreate the glow of sun kissed skin from within. Beta-carotene is found in sweet potatoes, carrots, dark green vegetables, dried apricots, peas and broccoli, to name a few. However, you might not want to ‘overdose’ on these foods, since they can easily make your skin go orange.
The positive effects from drinking water are almost countless. For example, by drinking water you make the life of cells last longer, including those cells at the surface, where your tan is. Other superficial effects is that it plumps and smoothens the skin.
Try to remove dull and surfaced cells once a week with Lush Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub. This will help prepare your skin for the self-tanning products.
After exfoliating and moisturizing your skin, it’s time to pull up the last trick for a long lasting tan. As your own tan eventually starts to slowly disappear, it’s time to start using the good, old self-tanners. Just remember to use one for your face and one for your body, since the body bronzers tend to have a thicker consistency. Try the award-winning St. Tropez Bronzing Mousse for your body and Dior Bronze Self-Tanner Natural Glow for your face.
Written by ISABEL JÄRNSTRÖM
Edited by DILIARA ZAINASHOVA
Visual editor ROCCO COLLAZZO