Achieving a gorgeous, sun-kissed tan is a goal we regularly strive for, but keeping it? That’s a whole other ballgame!
Keeping that radiant glow throughout the year can be challenging, especially when faced with factors like skin dehydration, flakiness, and the dry, cold months that strip away moisture. But with the right products, it’s a lot easier than you might think.
In this guide, we'll explore the secrets to maintaining a healthy, dark tan regardless of the season, featuring Bali Body's expert tips and an array of products designed to keep your skin flawless.
The Importance of Hydration and Exfoliation
Before delving into the specifics of maintaining your tan, it's crucial to understand the pivotal roles hydration and exfoliation play in sustaining a radiant complexion.
Dehydrated skin can lead to a patchy tan, so keeping your skin adequately moisturisation is key. Likewise, exfoliation is paramount for removing dead skin cells, ensuring an even application of your favourite tanning products.
What Affects Fake Tan
Several factors can impact the longevity and appearance of your fake tan. Skin dehydration is a significant culprit, as dry skin tends to absorb more tanning products, resulting in uneven colour.
Flaky skin can create a patchy tan, and during colder months when the air is drier, there's a reduction in moisture levels, making it challenging to maintain that sun-kissed radiance.
How to Maintain Your Tan All Year Round
Proper exfoliation is the foundation for a long-lasting tan. We recommend using our Body Scrub and Exfoliating Mitt for a gentle yet effective scrub. Formulated with a blend of pink french clay and nourishing plant-based oils, our Body Scrub gently but effectively exfoliates skin while replenishing moisture. This sugar-based body scrub has been proven to help improve skin elasticity and cell renewal. By effectively exfoliating dead skin, this helps remove dead skin cells, ensuring an even base for your tan. When using the mitt, be sure to focus on areas prone to dryness, such as elbows, knees, and ankles. This step sets the stage for a flawless, even tan.
Hydration is the key to maintaining a tan that looks vibrant and lasts. For an in-shower experience, we recommend trying our Shower Oil for an ultra-hydrating and restorative experience for your skin. Enriched with soothing ingredients such as chamomile and coconut oil, this formulation has been designed to soften the skin's surface and help control skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. Our in-shower body oil also includes nourishing plant-based oils such as grapeseed oil, which aims to provide intense hydration to the skin.
For a post-shower routine, we recommend using our Body Whip. This product is designed to melt into your skin, promising a smooth, firm, supple appearance. Enriched with hyaluronic acid and niacinamide, this whipped body lotion intensely hydrates and firms the skin, leaving it silky smooth and nourished whilst extending the life of your self tan.
Glow, Glow, Glow
Enhance your skin’s natural luminosity with Bali Body's range of illuminators. Products such as our Body Highlighter, Shimmering Body Oil and Bronzing Serum can add an immediate luminescence to any part of your body you wish to accentuate. This hydrating body cream catches light down the centre of your limbs to create the illusion of smooth, glowing, supermodel skin. Enriched with aloe vera, rosehip oil and caffeine extract to leave your skin hydrated, nourished and looking beautifully luminescent. This lightweight formula is fast absorbing and blends seamlessly into your skin to create the most flawless finish. We recommend applying this to your collarbones and shoulders to add an instant hint of shimmer to your skin!
To extend the life of your tan, incorporate gradual tanning products into your routine. Bali Body's gradual tan products for the face and body are ideal for maintaining that perfect sun-kissed hue. The Gradual Tan builds up over time, allowing you to control the depth of your tan while keeping your skin moisturised. For an extra boost of radiance, try our Self Tan Body Serum. This tinted self tan body serum combines deeply hydrating, high-performance skincare with 100% natural DHA to achieve natural yet dark results in just 4-6 hours.
Maintaining a tan all year round doesn’t have to be an arduous task!
By incorporating these tips and products into your routine, you can confidently flaunt your sun-kissed complexion regardless of the season, ensuring you radiate confidence and beauty every day.