Tanning before you travel is an easy way to feel great about baring your bikini bod as you hit the beach. But between sea salt, chlorinated pools and sand, your self tan can fade quicker than at home. Thankfully, with right tanning products on your side there are ways to avoid a patchy tan while on holiday. Here are 3 easy steps our experts recommend for the holiday 'sea-sun'...
STEP 1 - PREP YOUR SKIN
Allowing a few extra days before you plan to tan to prepare your skin will help to make sure it's tip-top before your application, meaning your glow will last much longer while you're away. Exfoliate, wax and cleanse your skin at least 1 day before and you'll appreciate healthier looking skin and create the perfect base for your tan to develop. Try using WaytoBeauty Skin Polish 250ml to remove excess oils and dry skin cells, while leaving your skin feeling refreshed and beautifully scented.
STEP 2 - PICK YOUR PRODUCT
Choose a tanning product that is full of extra hydrating and conditioning ingredients that will help your tan to last for your full week away. A rich and creamy lotion or a skin boosting water like our WaytoBeauty Self Tanning Water - Medium 250ml are more easily absorbed and so keep your skin looking streak-free and flawless for longer.
STEP 3 - KEEP HYDRATED
Both inside and out! Replenishing your skin's moisture is so important whilst away as the sun can leave your skin feeling dry. Our delicious WaytoBeauty Coconut Body Spritz 250ml hydrates and refreshes the skin after a day at the beach. Plus, it smells yummy too!
... AND DON'T FORGET - PROTECT YOUR SKIN!
Self tanning products don't contain any SPF unless stated so make sure you protect your self-tanned skin just as you would normally. As long as you're using a quality brand, your SPF shouldn't affect the overall longevity of your tan.