Woman tanning graduallyA tan allows you to accentuate your body’s beautiful curves and toned muscles. However, it may not last as long as you want it to. In such cases, you will need to do a few things to keep your skin tone darker for longer. Bali Body, a leader in sun tanning products, cites the following ways on how you can maintain a bronze or brown shade for more days.

Tan Gradually

Some people like to hurry the tanning process because they want the darker shade sooner. However, this may result in poor results. You need to tan gradually to maintain the bronze tone you want for a longer time. Identify your skin type (there are six) to determine how much time you need to spend under the sun. Start with only around five to ten minutes the first few days. After a week, you can spend at most half an hour tanning. This allows you to keep the golden brown tone you want that highlights your body’s best features.

The Before and After Routine

What you do before and after your tanning session, whether on a bed or under the sun, play an important role in the process. The use of sun tanning products is essential to get the shade of bronze or brown you like. You also need to exfoliate and moisturise before and after each session. These prepare your skin for at least 15 to 30 minutes of tanning each day. These remove the accumulated dirt, oil and dead skin cells, which may result in an uneven tan. Apply sunscreen to deflect the harmful effects of the sun. Doing so also allows you to tan for longer.

Showering Properly

When you get a tan, showering is also important. The water has to be at the right temperature — not too cold nor too hot, just right. Avoid soaps or gels that leave residue on your skin.

These are some of the ways that allow you to get a tan and keep it for longer. Practice these to get the results you want while using the appropriate products for your skin type.

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