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How to keep tanned longer

After working hard to get that bronzed body, it is normal that you don't want your skin to change back to its pale and haggard state. A tanned skin looks fabulous and gives a healthy glow.

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The best way to apply self tan

Fortunately for you, there are some quick fixes to this problem. These solutions can help your golden brown skin last a little longer.

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Continue to apply a tanning lotion or oil on your body. Use self tanners that will keep your skin looking bronzed and sun-kissed.

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p>The best way to apply self tan

Continue to apply a tanning lotion or oil on your body. Use self tanners that will keep your skin looking bronzed and sun-kissed.

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p>The best way to apply self tan

Take advantage of the presence of the sun. Lie under the sun whenever you can to keep that even tan flowing.

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p>The best way to apply self tan

Apart from using tanners, there are also products that you can consume to keep your nice colour longer.

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Specifically, pills such as Phytobronz Skin Protect can help prolong that tan. These pills contain essential oils that will promote or extend melanin production.

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p>The best way to apply self tan

Specifically, pills such as Phytobronz Skin Protect can help prolong that tan. These pills contain essential oils that will promote or extend melanin production.

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p>The best way to apply self tan

One of the easiest things you can do to hold on to that tan is to keep yourself hydrated. This means drinking lots of water to avoid skin drying out. As we all know, once skin dries out, then it begins to shed losing that gorgeous colour eventually as new skin takes its place.

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It is also vital to keep your skin moisturised and you can do this by applying moisturisers, creams and lotions. Opt for an after sun cream or lotion that contains aloe vera to soothe or calm the skin.

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There are also after sun creams that have components to enhance a tan. These creams can stimulate melanin production that will help in maintaining your bronze colour.

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p>The best way to apply self tan

Dermatology studies also indicate that special diets can assist in prolonging a tan. To explain, tyrosine is an ingredient that is needed in melanin production. There are certain foods rich in tyrosine such as salmon, cheese, avocados and egg whites.

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It is also recommended to avoid scrubbing your skin whilst in the shower or bath. Otherwise, you are going to risk peeling off your skin and therefore, your tan will disappear quickly.

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As a last resort, you might want to try applying a fake tan. Use tan boosters, products that also contain colour enhancers as well as oils to moisturise baked skins.

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p>The best way to apply self tan

As a last resort, you might want to try applying a fake tan. Use tan boosters, products that also contain colour enhancers as well as oils to moisturise baked skins.

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p>The best way to apply self tan

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