Don’t you just hate it when you spend ages working on your holiday suntan, and when you get home, (if you don’t live somewhere nice and hot,) it fades so quickly. There are ways in which you can prolong and enhance your summer glow.

Diet plays a part in this. Eat beta-carotenes rich foods such as vegetables and fruit. Carrots, spinach, kale, sweet potato, melon, tomatoes, pineapples, and lemons are ideal.

Moisturise regularly, especially after a bath / shower. Skin cells usually shed every two weeks. If you fail to moisturise there’s a risk of skin going dry, and perhaps even peeling sooner.

Cool showers / baths are better than hot ones. Although you need to stay hydrated, heat again, makes skin dry, and can peel. Washing with baby oil also locks the moisture in your skin.

Drink lots, especially water. This will keep your skin hydrated and full of colour.

Sun protection cream. A suntan which has been achieved by burning, due to no sun protection cream will fade fast, and possibly peel, as the skin cells are damaged. A gradual tan which has been achieved by protecting your skin will last longer.

Applying a tan extending cream helps also. Several brands can be purchased such as St Tropez Tan Enhancing Moisturiser, Elemis Tan Accelerator, Malibu Miracle Tan, Dr Organic Moroccan Glow Body Lotion, and more.

Fake tan. If all else fails, apply a daily tanning moisturiser if you want gradual results, or instant tan for a fast colour. Suntan tends to fade quickly on the face than it does the body, so you may only need some for that area.

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