Beauty equation to remember: the tan long lasting it is inversely proportional to the degree of peeling. That is, if you do not peel or peel a little when you return to the city, you have more chances that that caramel / golden nuance a la Jennifer Lopez, conquered with all the beauty tricks in August, can illuminate at least for the entire month of September.
So, if you are part of the #perfectan team, the ranks of those who before and during exposure to the sun they followed the golden rules of gradual suntan, that is to stock up on supplements and a diet rich in fruit and vegetables targeted first, while when using the sunscreens starting from the SPF 50 to go down, the extent of the post-holiday damage is minimal.
Re-entry skincare treatments, in fact, they are very important but they do little if the foundations of a long-lasting complexion have not been laid.
STRAIGHT LENGTH TINTARELLA
First, therefore, then how to eliminate dead skin and keep the complexion in California nuance? The experts of the brand Freshly Cosmetics advise tips and tricks to keep the complexion tanned, hydrated and radiant:
1. DO A GENTLE CLEANSING
Cleansing is an important step to pay close attention to to maintain your tan. In addition to avoiding using water that is too hot, it is important to choose a gentle facial cleanser, rich in moisturizing and soothing ingredients. Instead of foaming products, it is better to prefer cleansing gels that do little foam and are nourishing.
2. INSERT THE EXFOLIATION IN THE BEAUTY ROUTINE
The time has come to dispel the myth that exfoliating the skin takes away the tan because in reality it doesn’t. In the summer months we need to oxygenate the pores after prolonged use of sunscreen and after-sun creams, so adding a scrub to your routine is useful for eliminating impurities and dead cells. By doing so, not only will the skin be more receptive but it also increases the possibility of getting a tan.
3. USE A TANNING ACCELERATOR
The best strategy for keeping tanned skin for a long time is to combine gentle exfoliation with intense hydration with a cream that intensifies the tan.
4. AVOID LONG BATHING IN HOT WATER
The first mistake not to make if you want to prolong your tan are long baths with hot water. Remaining immersed in high-temperature water for a long time, in fact, tends to dehydrate the skin which is therefore more likely to dry out. Instead, we recommend taking fresh and energizing showers which, in addition to being more eco-friendly, also help improve circulation and keep the skin more compact. Drying off is another important moment if you want to keep your tan: choose a soft bathrobe or towel and avoid rubbing your skin.
5. NO TO PERFUMES AND PRODUCTS THAT CONTAIN ALCOHOL
To maintain the tan for a long time, these products are not recommended as they tend to dry out the skin (it is better to go to natural and organic cosmetics, alcohol-free) and accelerate its flaking. Instead of the classic perfume, it is better to choose body creams, waters and perfumed oils.
The extra tip, then, is to continue using the after sun, better if rich in organic extracts of aloe and calendula, as suggested by Anna Grimaldi, Head of Cosmetic Innovation of the Eco Bio Boutique laboratory, underlining the importance of making the most of their properties. Calendula is known for its healing properties, has an important moisturizing action on the skin and improves its elasticity. Moreover, thanks to the presence of antioxidants inside it is an excellent ally to fight the signs of premature aging of the skin. Finally, it performs an important action of protection from UV rays. Aloe has a soothing action. Together they represent the best allies to prolong the maintenance of the much desired tan. In the end, self-tanning creams are a real ace in the hole to be unlined when you return from vacation to extend your tan all year round.
In the gallery the beauty allies for a luminous complexion until autumn (and beyond).