Things to Avoid After Self-Tanning

We always want to have long-lasting tan. So here are the things you must avoid to continue rocking that lovely bronzed skin.

  1. Shower

Beautiful woman with astonished expressionShowering should be done beforehand because that would be also the time to exfoliate prior to self tanning. The full process of tanning usually takes 4-6 hours. Just because you can feel the self tanner dried on your skin doesn't mean that you're all good. Give it more time to be absorbed by your skin. Natural self tanners also contain vitamins that are good for you so you don't have to worry about it.

  1. Shave

The right time to shave is prior to exfoliation. If you shave after self-tanning, there is a tendency of having uneven shades. Another issue is opening your pores which can attract bacteria.

  1. Sauna

Just like showering, this can wash away your self tanner if you have just applied it.

  1. Harsh Chemicals

While we recommend moisturizing daily, please choose gentle moisturizing cream or lotion. Some people tend to have sensitive skin so make sure you know what's good for you.

  1. Going Out without Sunblock

With or without tan, sunblock is a must. It guarantees protection from the harmful rays of the sun. Just because you are tanner now doesn't mean that you have additional layer of protection. For your daily sun protection lotion, ProtecTan would be a good choice. It has Thermalabs premium anti-aging sun block formula that is paraben-free, hypoallergenic, non-greasy and rich in Vitamin E.

  1. Skin-tight Clothing

Let your skin breath. Choose comfortable clothing that are loose and soft to your skin. Also go for dark shifts to avoid visible stains.

You should also avoid too much rubbing when using towels.

  1. Extreme Workout

For some people, self tanning is a form of relaxation. Make the most out of it by getting a good rest. Too much exercise can make you sweat and might cause reaction to your skin. Better safe than sorry.

  1. Dehydration

If you want to be lazy for the day, don't skip a bottle of water or two. Drinking plenty of water can make you and your skin healthier.

Your tan will last longer by following the tips above. If you have more ideas to share, please leave a comment and let everyone know.