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So ..summer hols are over!
You spend the whole summer working for that tan,but it fades really fast.
So this is how you prolong your tan!
To ensure a long lasting tan it`s important to exfoliate before sun exposure, but not after. By prepping your skin with a good scrub you`ll reduce dryness which can lead to peeling and help your tan develop deeper and in turn last longer. Try to resist using harsh exfoliators once you`re tanned (whether it`s real or not), so that you don`t scrub it off - unless of course your skin is flaky, although the trick is to keep it hydrated.
Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise should be your after-sun mantra. For real results swap a normal body cream for a specialist product like Lancaster Tan Maximiser (£21, 0800 376 0688) that works with the skin`s own natural tanning ability and promises to increase your tan by up to 50%.
Whilst this will naturally extend your tan you can also give it a helping hand with a moisturising gradual tanner that will blend into and enhance your sun kissed colour. Our all-time fave is the Xen-Tan Transform Luxe (£23.95, http://xen-tan.co.uk). It may be pricey but it never streaks, gives a natural olivey (not orangey) glow and smells divine. For those on a budget reach for Garnier Summer Body Moisturising Lotion (£4.99, http://boots.com) which is also pretty foolproof.
If you`re planning on topping up your tan at any time remember to also load up on sun cream. Even though you have your base` it will actually help make your tan last longer.
Swap your shower gel for an oil like Eucerin Bath & Shower Oil (£8.95, Boots) which is super-hydrating and replace your loofah or sponge for a wash cloth like the fab Life NK Japanese Wash Cloth (£18, http://spacenk.co.uk) which magically quadruples your body wash product and is machine washable so lasts for yonks.
Avoid waxing when you`re suntanned, always do you hair removal prep before, and if you`re a shaving kind of girl swap your wet razor with an electric shaver which won`t remove as many surface skin cells (i.e. your top layer of tan).
Use plenty of body lotion.the one with a hint of tan. there great and really work. and safe the sun age`s your skin very fast so stay young and beautiful keep out of it!
Some of these tips where taken from cosmo mag :)
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