How to Keep Your Healthy Glow Long After Your Holiday
One of the things you miss right after a tropical vacation is the weather. Aside from not being able to laze around all day at the beach or by the pool, you might also notice that you’re not as tan as you were when you first got back. We’ve all experienced that; one moment you’re golden and glowing—the next thing you know, you’re a couple of shades lighter and back to your original skin colour.
If going back to the beach for some natural tanning is not a viable option at the moment, there are some things you could do to maintain your tan. Here are a few tips and tricks for keeping a year-round bronze:
Plan for keeping your glow post-holiday
Booking your travel insurance, changing your currency, and getting a local data plan are some of the essentials of long-haul travel. Add preparing for a long-lasting tan to the list. In the days leading up to your trip, remember to keep your skin moisturized and exfoliated. Hydration is essential to skin health; it creates a flexible surface and prevents patchiness.
While you’re on your trip, keep your skin hydrated with rich body butter, oils, and hyaluronic acid-infused lotions. Keeping your skin moisturized before, during, and after tanning is one of the best ways to maintain your tan. Aside from using regular lotion, you can opt for after-sun lotions, which are great at giving dry skin an extra boost.
Keep your temperature down
Drink plenty of water every day. As with anything related to beauty and wellness, having your daily recommended amount helps with your tan’s longevity. Since staying hydrated prolongs cell life, your tanned skin won’t dry up and slough off easily if you keep them plump with water.
Also, consider bathing in cold showers. When you use hot water for taking a bath, you are likely to strip the skin of natural oils. Dry skin means flaking, which also means having an uneven, patchy-looking tan. Keep your shower temperatures low; you’ll help your skin stay soft that way.
Have a good skincare routine
You cannot expect your tan to stay healthy if you don’t do anything in the way of skincare. Prevent your skin from peeling. People who are predisposed to getting sunburns experience peeling quite easily. Once this starts, you can say goodbye to your bronzed skin.
To stop this from happening you should wear sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30, even when you’re back home. If you want your tan to fade gradually rather than flake off, exfoliating is one of the ways to ensure that. It sounds counterintuitive, but exfoliation will help you maintain your glow.
Your skin’s surface might have dead cells, which could be dulling your complexion. Gently scrub off this layer to get to the real sun-kissed colour. Melanin, which is what causes your skin to tan the way it does, is not affected by scrubbing, exfoliating, or shaving.
You can also start looking at options for places offering organic spray tans near you. Organic tanning doesn’t compromise your cell walls and leech into your bloodstream the way chemical tans would. Choose a place that offers non-toxic, vegan tanning.
Get some help from beauty products
After several weeks, your tan will normally fade. Extend its life a little longer by using illuminating products. Try a body highlighter or bronzer to keep your skin looking like it did when you first came back from your trip. Whipped argan oil, lightly coloured body shimmer or highlighting mists should help you get a natural-looking effect.
One of the perks of having a beach holiday is that you get a beautiful tan. A healthy, natural glow is something many people aspire for, but it can be difficult to keep your tan after you come back. Following these tips will let you enjoy your bronzed look for a bit longer.
For a healthy, year-round glow, book an appointment with us at Glo Organic in Toronto today. We use non-toxic, cruelty-free and vegan ingredients in our organic spray tan to help you feel and look your best!