Why Does My Tan Not Last, and How Do I Make it Last Longer?
When exposed to the sun for a longer or shorter period of time, the epidermis sets up a natural defense mechanism, resulting in a brown coloring due to the production of melanin. Nevertheless, this protective barrier, which is none other than the tan, remains more or less long after the last sunbath. The good news is, that we are giving you tips on how to make tan last longer and tricks for a beautiful tan skin.
The Lack of Hydration Is Mainly Responsible for the Fact That the Tan Fades.
UV rays dry out the epidermis and accelerate the cell renewal process, thus promoting flaking. Thus, adopting an optimal moisturizing routine is the first solution to make your tan last longer:
To keep your tan from fading quickly, after sun exposure, moisturize and refresh your skin to soothe any heat sensations with the aloe vera and orange blossom face and body moisturizing gel. We advise you to apply a small amount on a clean and dry skin and to massage until complete penetration. Its melting and light texture penetrates quickly and leaves the skin soft and comfortable, without a sticky finish.
For the face, morning and evening, you can use the plumping face serum which contains 3% hyaluronic acid. This light serum is quickly absorbed, allowing you to apply the 9-ingredient face moisturizer afterwards. Enriched with hyaluronic acid and coconut oil, it is a minimalist formula that moisturizes and nourishes the epidermis. Its light and non-greasy texture is suitable for dry, normal and combination skin, even sensitive skin. You will see great, longer-lasting results for your tan.
For beautiful tan skin on the body, choose the 10-ingredient moisturizing body cream, which moisturizes all skin types, even sensitive ones. This product is enriched with coconut oil, a vegetable oil rich in saturated fatty acids that nourishes and prevents skin dehydration. It also contains vegetable glycerin from rapeseed and sunflower seed, which captures moisture from the air and allows for surface hydration of the skin.
To make tan last longer, it is also recommended to bring lipids to restore the hydrolipidic film. Vegetable oils are therefore highly recommended, especially rosehip oil, for its sweet smell and its highly regenerative powers, hibiscus oil, which is very rich in vitamin E, and raspberry oil, which is perfect for sensitive and reactive skin.
Note: In all cases, the tan cannot last more than one month after the last exposure to the sun due to cellular differentiation. This natural process is characterized by the maturation of epithelial cells that become loaded with keratin and end up with dead cells that make up the stratum corneum and are eventually shed. The keratinocytes are thus continuously renewed in a cycle of approximately 28 days.
A Gentle Exfoliation Once a Week Also Helps to Bring Radiance to Your Tan.
A few days after your last exposure, for a luminous and beautiful tan, don't hesitate to exfoliate your skin gently. Contrary to popular belief, a gentle exfoliation will not promote the fading of your tan, but rather make it last longer. Typology has developed four scrubs based on exfoliating micro-grains derived from the grinding of apricot kernels. The face scrubs are less concentrated in abrasive particles than the body scrubs, in order to take care of your tan skin:
The radiance face scrub is recommended to unclog pores and promote cell renewal.
The regenerating facial scrub is recommended if you want to reduce the appearance of the first signs of aging, gently exfoliating and unclogging the pores. The gel transforms into exfoliating oil under the effect of the massage, then into milk in contact with water. Containing essential oils, it should not be used by pregnant women.
The nourishing body scrub allows softening and smoothing the skin . It is particularly suitable for dry and uncomfortable skins.
The toning body scrub contains green coffee macerate (draining) and essential oils of lemongrass and Atlas cedar (anti-cellulite). It is recommended to smooth, firm and tone the skin while reducing the orange peel appearance.