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5 ways to keep your summer tan longer

Sunny summer days give our skin a beautiful bronze glow - an ideal fashion accessory for any look. From white, to playful patterns and gold jewelry, all your favorite clothes will look even better with a tan. If you achieved the perfect summer tan while on vacation, you don't have to worry about it fading when you're back in town. With the help of a few simple tricks, you can keep your tan for weeks and enjoy your beautiful summer glow for much longer.

Key step – good hydration

Skin hydration is the key to achieving a flawless complexion. Applying your favorite moisturizer — like a lotion or oil — once or twice a day can do wonders for your skin, from restoring moisture to giving it a healthy glow. For extra sun protection, choose lotions with SPF. Not only will this keep your complexion looking its best, but it will also help extend its longevity. So don't forget to take care of your skin to have a perfect complexion.

Exfoliate your skin

It may seem counterintuitive, but actually exfoliating your skin can contribute to a nice, glowing, chocolatey complexion. After spending time in the sun, your skin can be damaged by strong UV rays. These UV rays cause dead skin cells to build up on the surface, which is why your skin needs extra attention. Exfoliating regularly is the most effective way to remove impurities while maintaining your complexion. Just remember to be gentle when doing it as you don't want to damage the condition of the epidermis. To keep your skin youthful, soft and smooth, aim to exfoliate once a day, or if not every day at least every three days.

Take care of your diet

To maintain your tan, of course, you should also pay attention to your diet. Eating foods rich in beta-carotene is essential for anyone who wants to maintain a healthy and glowing complexion. Incorporating warm-colored fruits and vegetables, such as carrots, sweet potatoes, apricots, pumpkin, and red peppers, into your daily routine can help promote and prolong a beautiful tan. These foods are not only delicious, but also full of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals that your body needs to look and feel its best.

Bathe with lukewarm water

Cool showers are the best way to keep your skin hydrated and prevent it from flaking. Avoid hot baths and showers as they can strip away natural oils and moisture, leaving your skin dry and prone to flaking and therefore fading more quickly. Opt for cool showers and use a hydrating in-shower product to give your skin extra care and preserve its summer glow.

Bet on the right products

Both during exposure to the sun and after, you need to take care and choose high-quality products. A common myth is that using sunscreen products you will not be able to achieve the desired tan, as they "repel" the sun's rays from the skin. In fact, this is not the case.

Don't be fooled by the fact that you'll get that chocolate tan you've been dreaming of without sunscreen or with just a tanning product—sunburn can be dangerous. Overexposure to the sun's UV rays can make your skin red, tender, and inflamed. Not to mention, it can also lead to unsightly dark spots, flaking, and an increased risk of skin cancer.

To protect yourself from sunburn, it is important to use a sunscreen that is appropriate for your skin type and to limit your exposure to the sun during peak hours. This will help you achieve an even, healthy tan without the risk of damage. If you want to speed up the process and get a chocolate tan during your vacation, try our Sun Like Quick Tan Spray Oil - available in SPF 20, 30 and 10.

Besides the products you use while sunbathing are important, don't forget about the care after you get home from the beach. Take a shower with cool water to wash off the sunscreen, as well as the sand, salt, or if you've been to a pool, the chlorine. Aftersomnia is a wonderful and extremely effective care that has been specially developed for after the beach. In addition to hydrating your skin, they will soothe it and have a cooling effect. Our cooling after-beach gel lotion contains aloe vera and peppermint to soothe and hydrate your skin, helping to maintain its elasticity.

At Sun Like, we understand how important it is to find the right sunscreen for your skin. Our product range has been developed to provide maximum protection against the sun's ever-changing rays so you can enjoy the outdoors without worry. And thanks to our team, you can always get the help you need to make the best choice for your skin. Visit our website today to browse our selection of high quality sunscreen products!