What Is A Tan?
A tan occurs when sun exposure causes the skin to produce a brown pigment known as melanin in the epidermis. This is the body’s way of protecting itself from damage caused by UVA rays which age your skin, and UVB rays which cause sunburn. The average life expectancy of a tan is only around 7-10 days once back under grey skies. Here you are some tips you can do to keep your tanning last longer.
1. Prepare And Maintain
Using a daily exfoliating body wash two weeks prior to your holiday. Furthermore, when you back on home, skin continues exfoliating every two to three days to avoid a buildup of dead cells. Unless you’re using strong acids or physical exfoliation daily, then your holiday tan won’t be affected.
2. Tan Safe
Cooking yourself alive isn’t the answer to a cover model bronze. Our skin is very intelligent If it has been burnt it will start to repair the damage by creating new cells as fast as possible. Don’t forget to use a broad spectrum SPF ideally between 30 and 50.
3. Cool Off
Near-scalding water is bad news for your sunbathing. It damages the skin’s natural barrier function and strips the body of all the oils that help lock-in your holiday glow. So that, keep showers cool to keep your tanning last longer.
4. Optimize Results
There are a number of tablets, oils and lotions on the market that claim to be able to not only accelerate tanning, but help maintain it too. Opt for supplements that support the body’s ability to tan by boosting normal cell function. Or look for after-sun lotions that contain self-tanning agents.
5. Stay Moisturized
Skin needs to be moisturized daily regardless of sun exposure, but if you have been out in the sun you may find that your skin has become sensitive, dryer and more dehydrated.
The safest and quickest way to get a lovely color without looking like Iggy Pop is to fake it. 15 minutes in a spa can also help out a natural tan for an extra 7-10 days. Also you can use a spray to boost your color.