Finally, the summer days are coming to an end. With summer sun setting over the horizon, one might be wondering how to prepare for the colder weather. For tanning aficionados, winter means less sun and fading summer tan. However, thanks to advanced tanning techniques like tanning beds Virginia Beach, one can preserve their summer tan for a long time. Also, one doesn’t need the sunlight anymore to get that perfect and even tan.
In this blog, we have covered some expert tips and tricks to maintain that summer glow while you roll into the winter.
Moisturize your skin
Whether you want to prolong your tan or not, you must keep your skin cells hydrated. Moisturizers are the best way to hydrate your skin cells and keep it smooth and young. Besides this, applying moisturizer to the skin allows the skin cells to hold the tan for a longer time.
If you wish to retain that golden spray tan glow till your next red light skin therapy session, remember to moisturize your skin. However, remember that moisturizing just before the tan session can prevent the tan solution to seep into the skin properly.
Don’t take hot showers
While winter is when we switch to long hot baths, doing so can wash out all the tan. Hot baths also increase skin cell regeneration and reduce the effect of the tan. If you wish to prevent the tan from going down the drain, you can opt for colder and shorter showers. While taking a bath, avoid rubbing your skin too hard as it can remove the tan.
Using fake tan solutions or instant bronzers is one of the easiest ways to prolong the spray tan. The market is filled with various self-tanner brands that effectively prevent tan fad outs and create a natural glow. However, be careful when choosing a self-tanner for yourself. Make sure the tanner you are using suits your skin tone and doesn’t cause any skin irritation.
Some gradual self-tanners are effective for full-body coverage and can help you cover-up any patchy or streaky tan lines.
Keep yourself hydrated
While it’s a known fact that adequate hydration is an elixir for many skin and health ailments, it also helps prolong the tan. Besides keeping the skin cell hydrated through moisturizing lotions, one should also keep their body hydrated.
The general rule for hydration includes a daily intake of at least 8 ounces of water. Drinking enough water keeps the skin cells at its optimum condition and helps the skin cells retain the tan for a longer time.
Keep your skin protected
Protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays is a must. One may think that winter sun doesn’t cause harm; however, sun in the winter can also cause skin irritation and sunburn. When heading out during the day time, make sure your skin is protected from the sun rays. It’s best to use sunblocks of SPF 30 and above before heading outside. Apply the sunblock at least 20 minutes before going out.