How to Make Your Tan Last Longer

Thursday, 9 October 2014

Springtime means sun and sun makes everyone start thinking about summer. T-shirts, short skirts, and swimsuits are coming! And that means it's time to start working on your tan again. But there's no reason to go through all that effort of fake tanning if it's not going to last. Here are my top tips for prolonging the wear of your tan throughout the sunny months.

1. Exfoliate

Applying tan to dry, flaky skin doesn't allow the colour to sink into the skin so it'll flake off my sooner. Exfoliate all the areas you want to tan before you even think of applying and focus especially on rough bits like knees, elbows, and feet to make sure everything is fresh and ready. I really love the new Garnier Beauty Oil Scrub which has just enough scrub to really work the skin and get me prepped for some tan.

2. Use a quality tanning product

There are plenty of tanning lotions, mousses, and creams on the market to achieve a fake tan but that just makes it very easy to pick one that will give you a streaky, orange, and short-lived tan. The best tactic is to do your research: read reviews, what demos, and chat with your friends about which products they've tried and which ones are worth your time and money. I've been loving the Bondi Sands Self-Tanning Lotion in Light/Medium. Bondi Sands is an Australian brand that makes green-based tanning products to give you a more natural-looking tan. It also allows you to really see where you've already placed product to minimise wastage and keep your tan even.

3. Tanning moisturiser

Recently released onto the Australian market, the Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturiser adds a hint of buildable tint to your skin within your daily moisturiser. This can extend the life of your tan and allow you to go longer between applications, saving you time and money. This product can also be used by itself to give a light, sun-kissed glow throughout the summer months.

What are your favourite products to use while tanning?

xx Julia

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