Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Tips on Keeping a Naturally Looking Tan as the Temperature Drops

Yes, cooler temperatures are arriving. Once the first chill is felt in the air, people often let their sunless tanning routine go by the wayside. After all, it's time to get the sweaters and jeans out, right? While that may be true, cool weather doesn't mean you need to put an end to getting your glow on. You will, however, want to change up your routine a bit in order to look your natural best. Tanning salons are still the way to go because they provide the best and most natural-looking coverage, with staff that can help you to choose a shade that looks good on you and doesn't stand out in the fall and winter months. Keep these tips in mind in order to enhance your naturally looking tan as the temperature drops. 

Moisturize and Exfoliate

Exfoliating sloughs off dead skin cells, creating a smooth surface for your tanning product. As the winter cools down, it's even more important than ever to exfoliate. Once the heat comes on indoors and the wind becomes frigid outside, your skin will become dryer. So after you've exfoliated in the shower, it's imperative that you slather on a nice moisturizer from head to toe, paying special attention to rough areas like ankles, knuckles, elbows and knees. 


Don't neglect to shave simply because you're no longer wearing shorts every day. Going hair-free on your legs and underarms also helps to give you a smooth tanning surface. Plus, it just feels good and allows your lotion and exfoliator to work better. It's okay to skip some days, as long as you're sure to do it before your tanning appointment. 

Go Easy

Talk to the staff at your salon about the kind of color you have in mind. Some people prefer to maintain a dark bronze all year long, but it may look a bit more natural to shoot for a simple sun-kissed glow. Make sure you have communicated your wishes and that you're on the same page as the attending who is helping you. If you're not happy with the look, you can always go a bit darker. 

These tips should have you well on your way to looking good and feeling confident during the gloomy colder months. Maintaining a sun tan routine is a fabulous way to pamper yourself. 


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