How to keep your tan and radiant complexion until the end of September? Here are 10 principles to follow.
Don't exfoliate when you're in the sun, as this gradually wears off your tan. But as soon as you return, don't hesitate to exfoliate your face and body every three days to get a radiant tan. Use a grain exfoliating product or a suitable brush.
After-sun creams are great for soothing sunburn, but they don't deeply treat damaged cells, especially "sun burn cells" that are permanently out of order. They will, however, relieve immediate damage, such as the burning sensation. The Trésor Solaire range from Rare Paris will calm and strengthen the natural barriers of the skin with the masks or the soothing after-sun spray .
Don't just use a cleansing milk to remove sunscreen from your face. Oils are best for removing sunscreen residue without scrubbing. In addition, they will help repair the hydrolipidic film of the skin, weakened by the sun and repeated baths.
During your vacation, choose moisturizing shower gels. Soothing your skin right from the shower stage is essential. You can even opt for shower oils, which, just like for the face, are excellent for trapping sunscreens and hydrating your skin from the start.
If you want to prolong your tan, it is important to moisturize your skin morning and evening. Hydration prevents flaking of the skin. Apply a formula rich in water and fat twice a day. Water hydrates the cells while lipids prevent the evaporation of moisture. Also, don't forget to drink plenty of water!
During the summer, replace your night cream with after-sun. After exposure to UVA and UVB rays, the skin accumulates oxidative stress and inflammation. It is therefore preferable to use formulas that prevent skin aging and protect against free radicals. Facial after-suns provide these benefits. If you can't do without your usual cream, apply a restorative treatment such as Salt & Stone Anti-Oxidant Face Oil or V10 Plus Biocell Anti-Aging Serum .
Tanning extender milks and creams are not just marketing. Their formulas contain active ingredients that stimulate melanocytes, the cells responsible for melanin production. After your vacation, if you use them morning and evening and expose yourself to the sun for twenty minutes while taking a walk or having a coffee on the terrace, your tan can last up to six weeks longer than usual.
It is wrong to think that a good moisturizer is enough after sun exposure. The skin has lost water and mineral salts. A classic moisturizer will compensate for the loss of water, but rarely that of mineral salts. After-sun products contain these mineral salts. It is therefore recommended to use them during the holidays and for at least three weeks afterwards, the time necessary for the epidermis to regenerate.
It is better to use a moisturizing oil, because it is more restorative than a milk. In addition to offering you almost immediate comfort, the oil penetrates deeper into the layers of the skin thanks to its finer texture.
The return from vacation is sometimes accompanied by an eruption of pimples on the face, but this mainly concerns fragile skin prone to acne. Tanning thickens the stratum corneum of the epidermis, which can clog pores and lead to the appearance of pimples and blackheads. To avoid this, apply a serum or do a gentle exfoliation every evening for three weeks with an enzyme exfoliator. Prefer formulas containing salicylic acid, known for its anti-inflammatory properties, ideal for preventing emerging pimples.