As someone who loves the warmth of the sun and healthy, glowing skin, I also understand the harmful, long-term effects of UV exposure. As I've gotten older, I've taken my skincare routine a little more seriously which has kept my skin protected but doesn't leave me with that golden, summer tan we all strive for. The good news is that sunless tanning solutions have come a long way since those dreaded days of the automated spray tan booths where you left feeling coated in chemicals and looking unnaturally orange. blushtan®, organic based solutions + products, has been at the forefront of sunless solutions that help you achieve a gorgeous, natural-looking tan without subjecting yourself to long hours in the sun. For those of you who are new to sunless tanning or looking for ways to make your tan last longer, below are my tips for prepping your skin and maintaining a healthy complexion weeks after.
The best way to achieve an even tan is to exfoliate before your appointment. The blushtan® Exflotiating Mitt gently buffs away dry, dead skin cells, keeping your skin soft and smooth at all times. The mitt also easily removes old sunless tan residue to create the perfect base for your next spray tan application.
To maintain your tan weeks later, use a gradual tanning moisturizer like the Luna Bronze ‘Glow.’ Designed for everyday use, it contains a blend of ultra nourishing and hydrating oils which help replenish the skin while also extending the life of the tan.
While this doesn't apply specifically to spray tans, staying hydrated is my number one recommendation for healthy, glowing skin year round. I keep a large S'well bottle near me throughout the day to remind me to keep drinking water. Besides the other health benefits of upping your H20 intake, it's amazing how different your skin will look and feel if you start incorporating more water into your daily routine.