Total Beauty posted "How to Make a Tan Last Longer Without Looking Fake" featuring Dr. Purvisha Patel and Visha Skincare.
Alas, summer can't last forever. The days are already getting shorter and our beach trips are numbered. It won't be long before we're packing away flip-flops and attempting to get a few extra wears out of our jean shorts and mini dresses by transitioning them with tights and boots. As we prepare ourselves for the inevitable deep freeze, our bronze goddess tans (real or faux) will fade.
Just like Jon Snow, we can't stop winter from coming, but we can help you prolong a summer tan. There's nothing wrong with pale skin in winter — or any time of the year — but if you prefer a bit of sun-kissed color, we're here to help. Read on for ways to make your tan last longer and keep the warm weather vibes alive.
How to Prolong a Tan
Exfoliate Skin Those with faux glows should always do a thorough exfoliation before applying self-tanner. Dr. Purvisha Patel, M.D., and founder of Visha Skincare, says that using a scrub, like Visha Skincare Sugar Shrink Body Scrub, $36, will ensure that the self-tanner is evenly distributed, providing longer wear and a more natural-looking glow. Those who have been using fake tan products without exfoliating can start now. It'll remove any patchiness and create a more even (read: natural) bronzed goddess effect. Those with natural tans can gently exfoliate to ensure their color doesn't become patchy and it fades evenly.