Party season might be over, but don’t let the January Blues get you down. Simply follow our top tips to keep your skin looking bronzed and beautiful for 2016.
1. Stay hydrated
If you have indulged a bit too much over the holiday season, the best way to combat this is to drink plenty of water to replenish your system (top tip: add a sprig of mint or lemon for a little detoxifying boost). Hydrating your body on the outside is just as important as the inside. Moisturise daily to prevent dreaded dry patches ruining a perfectly good tan day! Try our Moisture Boost Body Treatment, which is free from essential oils, parabens, alcohol and perfume.
2. Eat your greens
Everyone is jumping on the healthy eating band wagon, but did you know that an extra serving of greens can help you maintain a longer lasting natural looking tan? Green veg like kale & spinach are full of l-Lysine, antioxidants and vitamin A which will extend your tan, leave skin glowing & nourished.
3. Exfoliate gently
Don’t be tempted to scrub your skin with harsh exfoliators that can damage your skin. Although it might not be visible right away the tan will develop differently on damaged skin, resulting in patches. Use a gentle moisturising exfoliator with no essential oils, fragrances or parabens, like our Super Fine Skin Polish, it hydrates while the tiny beads remove dry skin cells.
4. How to choose
Whether you go for a mousse or lotion formula is up to you. Our pHenomenal 2-3 week Tan Mousse comes in three shades (Fair, Medium & Dark) and it is perfect for first time tanners, because of its quick-drying properties and natural looking guide colour you can see where you have applied the product immediately. Tan Mousse is great for those with oily skin types. If you want more hydration, our pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Lotion (available in Medium & Dark) is an ultra-conditioning formula, which works wonders on dry & mature skin types.
5. Top up your tan
6. Avoid tell-tale signs
After you have applied your favourite Vita Liberata tan, gently wipe areas such as knuckles, elbows, knees and heels, where skin is dryer, with a damp cloth. Blend the edges of the heels of hands and feet when you’re finished, just like you would do around your jawline with make-up.