How to extend the life of your faux tan

How to extend the life of your faux tan?

When it’s time to say goodbye to the summer season, that doesn’t mean you have to bid farewell to your perfectly bronzed skin.

Self-tanning products allow you to look like you just got back from an island vacation all year round. However, it can be frustrating when that golden tan begins to fade. No worries – here are a few ways that you can extend the life of your faux tan:


A basic moisturizer is required for keeping your skin sun-kissed. Try SkinMedica Moisturizer, which not only hydrates your skin, it offers vitamins A, C and E to fight off signs of aging. Apply the lotion every morning and night to keep your skin feeling smooth and supple.

Use baby powder

After getting a spray tan or using self-tanner, sweat can easily wipe off the faux tan and leave your skin looking patchy. You can prevent the sweat from damaging the look of your glow by using a bit of baby powder on your skin. After applying self tanner, put the powder in the places where you sweat most, like under your arms and behind your knees.

Avoid the pool

When you jump into the pool, chlorine quickly fades your tan, leaving you a whole lot paler than you were when you got in. However, the pool can be a great tool if you’re trying to get rid of a tan that’s fading. That way, when you get out, you’ll have a fresh canvas on which to apply a new coat of self tanner.

Take cool showers

Taking a hot shower may be relaxing, but the high temperatures can dehydrate your skin and cause layers to shed faster. Therefore, stick to a soothing, cool temperature and use Babor Shower to condition and nourish your skin. The product uses natural ingredients like almond and sunflower seed oils to provide your skin with moisture.

Reach for a bronzer

You can use a bronzer to disguise any areas of fading tan and help your skin maintain that perfectly golden look. Use Youngblood Bronzer to help your face, shoulders, chest and legs shimmer. You’ll want to use a large brush to apply the bronzer evenly onto your skin, so use the Borghese Bronzer to give your skin even color. Simply dip the brush into the powder and tap gently to allow excess makeup to come off. Gently sweep the brush over your skin to get an instant glow.