We all love to look like we’ve just stepped off the beach in the Bahamas, but let’s be honest – that’s seldom the case.
The majority of us have to resort to fake tan for even the slightest glow, but, 9 times out of 10, we end up looking like a piece of marble cake because we just don’t know when to stop. We ALWAYS want to be that little bit darker and still keep the au naturel look, but it never seems to work out the way we want.
Imedeen Tan Otimizer Tablets, are genius for keeping your holiday bronze perfect for longer. Start taking them for two weeks before your hol and then throughout, then continue taking them when you get home until the box is empty. Each pill contains vitamins C and E, which helps build up skin’s defenses against those harmful UV rays, preventing damage. Take alongside using an SPF and you’ll prevent the onset of the dreaded peeling.
Instead of slathering on after-sun after a sunbathing session, you can replenish your skin internally by drinking Beauty & Go Juices. They’re loaded with collagen, so will rebuild damage done by UV rays, meaning your tan will stick around for longer, and keeping wrinkles at bay.
For after the hol, try some of these post-holoday glow boosters. Guerlain’s Terracotta Sun Serum contains a ‘tan booster complex’, which stimulates melanin production (the pigmentin your skin responsible for your tan). Use it on holiday and keep on using it when you get home by mixing a drop with your moisturiser to give you a complexion boost. Also, we love the Clarins Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster For Body, which should be added to your body lotion to help gradually build up a tan for when you’ve got the holiday blues.
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We’d rather avoid sun beds and, of course, fake tan isn’t the most reliable for the naturally bronzed look. So here are some more great ideas to make you look like you’ve got a lovely natural glow without the 5 coats of St Tropez and the worry of sun bed risks.
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By Lucia Campolucci- Bordi