Can it take longer? How to extend the tan so that it does not wash off for a week

Bronze skin tone will stay with you for a long time if you follow simple tips.

Every summer, most girls have a mission - to tan to an incredibly beautiful bronze color. And here you are back from vacation, where you lay on a deckchair every day and sunbathed (we hope you did it right and constantly used sunscreen), or you could sunbathe in the country, or did not leave the city and bask in the sun in the park, but You have one dream - to keep this beautiful shade on the skin as long as possible. Follow our guidelines so that the body remains bronze almost until winter.

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Probably there is no better way to prolong the life of your tan than to use moisturizing creams and lotions every day. Remember that moisturizing does not happen too much, so you can apply the product as often as possible: oil, milk, cream, lotion - it does not matter, the main thing - moisturizing.Also, some brands produce special creams, on which it is written that they prolong the tan resistance.

Cool shower

You can probably guess that long hot baths or hot showers can dehydrate your skin. So, in order to avoid this, make the water less hot, and best of all cool, to cleanse the skin of impurities, use not shower gel, but oil - it will also moisturize.

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Yes, even if you want to keep your tan, you still need to use peels and scrubs. The fact is that dead skin cells make it dull and less radiant. Therefore, do peels, but very delicately, so as not to remove the entire tan. Use a dry body brush or exfoliating shower sponge. But exfoliators with glycolic or salicylic acid should be avoided - they will immediately remove the tanning layer.

Fake tan

The secret to extending the life of your tan can be to constantly update it. We do not suggest that you go to a tanning bed, as it is still harmful for the skin, but look at the means for artificial tanning. As a rule, they perfectly moisturize the skin, and also provide a more intense tan.You can use it every few days so that there are no bands.

Bronzing powder

We wash ourselves so often and use cleansers that the tan comes off the face instantly. Alas, with this we can not do anything, so that our face does not differ in shade with the skin of the body, you need to take a matte bronzer and put it on the forehead, temples, nose and cheekbones. The main thing is to shade it well, so that it is only slightly noticeable.

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More water

Do not stop drinking more water just because you are not in the 30-degree heat. Preserving water balance can help prolong the life of all cells (including those that are well tanned), and it will also moisturize the skin.

Eat beta carotene

Various studies have shown that a diet rich in beta-carotene (a type of red-orange pigment) can recreate the glow of the skin from the inside, and this effect can only be after tanning. The best natural sources of them are sweet potatoes, apricots, mangoes, carrots. Add them to your diet and enjoy a bronze skin tone.

Wear white

The most proven way to create the illusion that you have dark, bronze skin - just wear white or light-colored clothing.Bright white shirt, a little bronzing powder, bold red lipstick - one of the best combos that will make you even more tanned.

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