Sunbathing season is slowly coming to an end, and we are all trying to keep the tan as long as possible. The goal is to preserve the summer feeling and not allow the traces to be erased quickly. In order to avoid stains when tan starts to fade, as well as flaking of the skin, below we give you 3 suggestions on how to maintain a consistent color for as long as possible.
We all love a warm shower at the end of the day, whether we spent it on the beach, in the city or at work. But hot water is not our friend – it dries the skin, accelerates peeling and thus tan fades faster. It additionally leaves stains that give your skin an uneven look. To avoid this situation, it is recommended to take a shower with lukewarm water without peeling. Put off the shower gel for a few weeks and choose a bath oil that will not dry out your skin but will also help it to hydrate properly.
We have repeated it too many times, but it is worth remembering. In order to maintain the tone and freshness of the skin, we need water – outside and inside. Use hydrating lotions that restore the moisture we lost during sun exposure. Lotions should ideally contain aloe vera or calendula – plants that have proven to be the best when it comes to skin care after sunbathing. Their extracts repair the damage caused by the sun, and at the same time hydrate the skin and make it soft.
Skin hydration does not only depend on the lotions and shower oils used. Diet in the summer months also plays a significant role and that is why we need to carefully choose foods rich in water. That is why we recommend watermelon and cucumber, that are nutritious and healthy at the same time. Help in the form of antioxidants comes from berries, such as blueberries. Try to make your diet rich in fresh salads that you will season with olive oil, which has proven to be a great support for a healthy complexion.
Of course, don’t forget that the skin is nurtured throughout the year, so regardless of the fact that summer is coming to an end, we need to continue to use spf.