New: A treatment designed for rosacea-prone skin

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Prolonger son bronzage.

How To Prolong Your Tan?

When summer is over, or you come back from vacation, you want to keep your holiday tan as long as possible, as a reminder of the time you spent in the sun. Yet, week after week, we see our tan fade. With a few simple steps, you can slow down this process and prolong your (vacation) tan.

Apply After-Sun Care

Before you expose yourself to the sun, apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect yourself from UV rays.

An after-sun care, applied immediately after UV exposure, will soothe minor burns and prolong your tan. It also restores the skin's hydrolipidic film, which is attacked by the drying effects of the sun. It also prevents peeling of the skin, which would accelerate the loss of the tan. Therefore, an after-sun care has the task of regenerating the skin and strengthening the epidermis. Various galenics are available on the market, such as gel, milk and spray.

Intensively Moisturize and Nourish Your Skin Daily

To prevent the skin from drying out and flaking after prolonged exposure to UV rays, it must be moisturized and nourished. In fact, after spending time in the sun, the epidermis is weakened and needs to be rehydrated. Choose a moisturizer that suits your skin type and apply it daily, morning and night. This type of care contains humectants that can bind water in the epidermis, as well as film-forming substances that strengthen the skin's hydrolipidic film.

For the face, you can use our moisturizing face cream with 9 ingredients. Enriched with hyaluronic acid (INCI: Sodium Hyaluronate) and organic coconut oil (INCI: Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil), this is a minimalist formula that moisturizes and nourishes the epidermis. If your skin is dry to very dry, you can resort to our richer nourishing cream. For the body, you should prefer the moisturizing body cream with ten ingredients that moisturize all skin types.

Perform Gentle Exfoliation

When exposed to the sun, the skin tends to naturally thicken and to take on a brown coloration to protect itself from UV rays. Contrary to popular belief, exfoliating will not make your tan disappear. In fact, one or two peels a week are beneficial because they remove dead skin cells from the skin's surface. These treatments help to bring out your tan.

Furthermore, in response to sun exposure, the skin tends to become thicker to protect itself. Exfoliation also prevents your complexion from becoming dull as a result. To accompany you throughout the year, even in summer, Typology offers several exfoliating skin care products:

  • Our Exfoliating Mask, which consists of an exfoliating complex with four AHAs and one PHA, removes dead skin cells to unclog pores and refine skin texture. It leaves an even complexion and smoothed skin texture. In the long term, it helps reduce blackheads.

  • Our nourishing body scrub contains sweet almond oil (INCI name: Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil) with nourishing properties and lavandin essential oil (INCI name: Lavandula Hybrida Herb Oil) known for its regenerating and anti-scarring properties. It rids the skin of dead skin cells thanks to the apricot seed kernels. The exfoliated and nourished skin is soft, supple, and pleasant to touch.

Consume Foods Rich in Carotenoids

Nutrition also plays a role in maintaining a tan. Carotenoids are pigments synthesized by plants and are responsible for their red and orange colors. These compounds are involved in numerous metabolic reactions, including melanogenesis, the process of melanin synthesis that makes tanning possible. So eating carrots, tomatoes, peppers, peaches and apricots will help keep your complexion nice and tan.

Bonus: carotenoids also have antioxidant properties. They effectively fight the damage caused by repeated attacks of free radicals to the cells and proteins of the body. As a reminder, free radicals are highly reactive compounds that are naturally produced by the body but are created in excess by certain factors such as stress, pollution and UV radiation.

Use Self-Tanner

If your complexion is starting to look more pale, you can opt for a self-tanner to prolong the tanning effect. The advantage of a tanning session is that you don't have to worry about UV rays. This type of care usually contains a molecule called dihydroxyacetone (DHA).

When applied topically, this compound induces a tanned complexion within 4 to 6 hours by reacting with amino acids in the stratum corneum of the epidermis through the Maillard reaction to form pigments called melanoidins, which are responsible for coloring the skin.

Often found in self-tanning products is erythrulose, a sugar found in red fruits. This compound acts similarly to DHA, but more slowly. The combination of DHA and erythrulose provides a more natural and even tan. In addition, erythrulose has moisturizing properties that counteract the drying effects of DHA.

Sources

  • WILLIAMSON G. & al. Skin bioavailability of dietary vitamin E, carotenoids, polyphenols, vitamin C, zinc and selenium. The British Journal of Nutrition (2006).

  • HEVERTS H. & al. Vitamin A in skin and hair: an update. Nutrients (2022).

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