Trying to make the most out of your tan is tricky. Your tanned skin can last long or a short while depending on how you got it or how you manage it. Tanning is the first step while maintaining the perfect tan is the greatest hurdle to any tanning effort. In fact, if you're not well-versed with the right practices of tanning, you may not enjoy your tan as much as you wished. To remedy that possible outcome, here are some tips that can make your tan look better and last longer:

  • Before you get your tan, make sure that you've done your share of exfoliating your skin. Exfoliating one's skin gets rid of the impurities that have clung to your skin as well as your old tan. This also gives way to younger skin which can easily tan or your self tan can adhere to. Whichever the method of tanning you prefer, a well exfoliated skin is the best palette to make a better-looking and longer-lasting tan.

 

  • It's also a good idea to get waxed beforehand. Getting rid of body hair will tremendously help you out if you use self tanners. This gets rid of the issue of streaking due to body hair. A good rule of thumb, make sure to get rid of your body hair at least two days before getting your tan. This gives way to letting your pores rest before tanning. Not only does it work out for self tanning but it can also prevent any inflammations in the long run.

 

  • Once you've gotten your tan, do not forget to moisturize your skin. It's a good idea to avoid skin care items with retinol. Retinol can easily erase self-tanned skin, which is something you don't want to happen. Keeping your skin moisturized prevents it from drying. Dry skin can flake which can ruin your tan. If you'd like to avoid using commercialized products, you can use shea butter or aloe vera to keep your skin well-moisturized.

 

  • Use self tanners to bolster your tan. If you make use of sunbathing or indoor tanning as the preferred methods for tanning, sometimes you don't get the perfect tone all over your body. While you can lament all you want, using a self tanner or a tanning lotion can help you out. Simply put some of the self tanner to a tanning mitt and dab to the areas that have a lighter tone.