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How to make your tan last longer

After a sunny holiday, our beautiful tan always disappears faster than desired. Did you know that the skin of an adult renews itself on average in 28 to 30 days?


As we get older, this process slows down and cell renewal takes about 50 to 60 days (every disadvantage has its advantage ...). There is little you can do to influence the pace of this renewal process, but there are certainly a number of things you can do to keep your holiday tan as long as possible:

Do not take long baths or showers

To maintain your tan it is not wise to expose your skin to water for too long. So limit your bath and shower time, because water dries out the skin. In addition, shower as cold as possible, because hot water dries the skin even further!

Hydrate - Hydrate - Hydrate ...

Many are too lazy for it: hydrating the skin after showering. And yet ... this magical daily routine makes the big difference. We always use the example of brushing your teeth, nobody thinks about it and everybody does it twice a day. And the daily application of a body cream takes even less time!

So: if you have dried yourself after showering (pat dry, do not rub), immediately apply a body cream, lotion, butter or oil. The moisture in your body does not evaporate in this way. If you wait too long before applying a cream or don't do it at all, your skin loses a lot of moisture and dries out.

Do not scrub too much

Exfoliating is especially important before you go in the sun. This removes dead skin cells so that the color penetrates deeper into the skin. Do you still want to scrub? Do not do this too often (maximum once a week). Then always use a moisturizing cream afterwards. In this way you only remove the skin flakes and not your tan!

Have you been burned by the sun? Then choose a cooling after-sun like the Aloe Vera Gel.

Drink plenty of water

It is very important to drink a lot of water. This not only improves the blood circulation in your skin, it also ensures that skin cells die less quickly.

Eat fruit and vegetables that are rich in beta-carotene

To stimulate melanin production (which ensures that you tan faster and the tan stays visible longer) you can eat a lot of fruits and vegetables with beta-carotene. Beta carotene is a strong antioxidant that prevents the aging of (skin) cells due to an excess of sun. You can find beta-carotene in tomatoes, carrots, cabbage and broccoli, green leafy vegetables such as spinach and orange and yellow fruits (eg mangoes and mandarins).

What to do when my skin peels?

Peeling of the skin is a way of the body to get rid of damaged cells. When your skin is burned by the sun, your body automatically activates a mechanism that breaks down all damaged cells as quickly as possible.

If your skin is peeling, cover it with loose clothing. Hydrate sufficiently and regularly. Are you peeling on your face? Then use a moisturizing face mask as well as a moisturizing face cream. Touch your skin as little as possible, this can only cause damage. Let your body do the work itself - at its own pace - to replace the damaged skin.

And don't forget to continue protecting your skin against the sun!


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