Summer is coming to an end and you are preparing for the start of the school year. Only here, you would like to keep this naturally tanned complexion obtained during your holidays a little longer. Well know that we have exactly what you need in this article! Click to discover all our tips!
Exfoliate the skin
Contrary to popular belief that you should not exfoliate your skin at the risk of removing your summer tan, it is advisable not to skimp on exfoliation at the end of summer. Indeed, the skin has taken on a tanned and luminous complexion at the end of the holidays, but the dead skin cells that accumulate there risk dulling the complexion.
Hence the interest of carrying out a gentle exfoliation once or twice a week with, in particular, our Exfoclear face and body exfoliating gel with AHAs. This exfoliating gel with fruit acids helps unclog pores, promote cell regeneration and reveal the radiance of the complexion while preserving your pretty summer tan.
Hydrate the skin
Even if the tanning effect comes from the sun, it should be remembered that large quantities of ultraviolet rays are harmful to the skin. So, it is preferable to use, in particular for the face, a moisturizing product different from that of the body, which also contains sufficient sun protection .
Use a self-tanner
There's no harm in giving your tan a boost by adding a few drops of self-tanner to your moisturizer. You will be surprised, the effect is incredibly natural.
take a cold shower
Exposed to the sun for a long time during the summer, the skin reacts and changes color on the surface. Only, this tanned complexion will gradually disappear over time when you no longer expose yourself to the sun. If you take a shower with hot water, this phenomenon accelerates because the heat promotes skin regeneration. When the skin cells are renewed, those on the surface will be eliminated naturally and the tanning effect with it. That is why it is better to take a cold shower because it causes the opposite effect.
Use a moisturizing shower gel
Hydration is very important to maintain skin tone after summer. This applies to both the face and the body. Before even applying any lotion or moisturizer to the body, it is best to start from the moment you wash. You can use a moisturizing shower gel or a cleansing oil to preserve the skin's hydration.
Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated
Always with a view to strengthening skin hydration, it is advisable to drink at least 2 liters a day. Hydration is most effective when you bring the water and lipids that skin cells need from within.
Adopt a diet rich in beta-carotene
Food has a major influence on the health and beauty of the skin. Prefer foods rich in beta-carotene if you are looking for a continuously glowing complexion (solar active par excellence). Indeed, beta-carotene promotes the synthesis of melanin , the tanning molecule. That's not all, beta-carotene has antioxidant properties to prevent premature aging of the skin. Foods high in beta-carotene include carrots, spinach, prunes, dried apricots, and sweet potatoes.
Create an optical illusion
Lastly, you can show off your tan by creating an optical illusion. The fashion trick to adopt urgently is to wear white or beige clothes. They will wonderfully accentuate the contrast with your complexion, which is still perfectly golden from the rays of the sun.