Treating and maintaining a tan: what to do and what not to do in the shower


Are you afraid that your tan will disappear much faster in the shower? That’s not quite the case: just use the right products and carry out the operation by following some basic steps to maintain an envious tan. Find out how!

Every year it is always the same story: we would like the tan, in some cases so sweaty and the result of long exposure to the sun before coloring our skin, to never leave us. The idea of ​​returning to pre-holiday pallor does not appeal to anyone, especially those with a fair complexion and in winter they must use make-up to enhance the complexion and minimize its grayness.

Nobody likes the risk of having to say hello to a tan, but what few people know is that in reality it can be maintained for some time thanks to some habits to adopt starting from the moment of the shower. Read on to find out what they are!

Apply a moisturizing oil before showering

L’moisturizing oil softens and moistens the skin before the shower, ensuring that it is not affected by the action of the shower gel, which often turns out to be very aggressive and promotes desquamation and subsequently the appearance of spots once dry.

shower oil

What body oils to use when showering

Body oils are not all the same, but they also perform different functions depending on the type of skin. In general, in order for their action to take effect correctly, always remember to read the instructions on the packaging. For example, products containing ingredients with photosensitizing properties need to be rinsed.

In general, it would be better to apply oil on wet skin, therefore especially in the shower or just after, because it is absorbed better and does not leave that greasy sensation that often causes the product to be discarded a priori.

If you have the dry skin, in particular, you may even want to choose a much more moisturizing oil of the cream that you apply in the morning or after a shower, because it contains specific properties that deeply nourish the skin surface, avoiding thickening and peeling.

Always prefer the shower to the bathroom

In the summer it is better to make a nice one refreshing shower And invigorating instead of the bathroom. Soaking in hot water for a long time is not good for the skin, especially when the temperature is very high and facilitates peeling.


Choose a gentle shower gel

As mentioned earlier, the right bubble bath plays a fundamental role in maintaining the tan over time. On the market you will find many soothing, perfumed and moisturizing products, specially formulated to cleanse the skin without compromising the tan in the shower.

gentle shower gel

The best ingredients for maintaining a tan with a shower

There are some ingredients to prefer when buying a shower gel, because they have properties that keep the tan shiny and intense. Here are what they are:

  • Argan oil, extremely nutritious and rich in antioxidants;
  • beta-carotene, which we know to be one of the elements that, even in food, help the tan to remain lasting, stimulating the production of melatonin;
  • shea butter, very moisturizing;
  • jojoba oil, which nourishes and illuminates;
  • coconut oil, which makes the skin soft, hydrated and restructured.

Remember to exfoliate

The scrub it is an operation that is often avoided for fear of ruining the tan and making it last less. In reality, if done correctly, it allows the tan to remain bright and intense even for much longer. In fact, exfoliation helps eliminate dead cells leaving room for new layers of epidermis on which active cells can act. These lead to an increase in the production of melanin, which is responsible for pigmentation.

Obviously, you have to rub gently, otherwise you risk causing irritation or red spots, or even originate lighter patches, in contrast to darker ones where the tan has remained more intact.

Keep in mind that in addition to eliminating dead cells, peeling stimulates circulation And tones the skin, also fighting cellulite.

In short: exfoliation, done correctly, is the best friend of tanning!

In addition to many ready-made products on the market, you can create a scrub with natural, healthy and fragrant ingredients, which in a few minutes allow you to have fairytale skin at virtually no cost. And you will see, it will also be a lot of fun to make the compound!

The best natural ingredients for shower exfoliation:

To prevent the skin from cracking during the summer, open the refrigerator and allow yourself a moment of relaxation and absolute self-care in the shower. There are many ingredients available with which to create a natural exfoliant, here are some examples:

  • honey and sugar;
  • coffee and yogurt;
  • salt and olive oil;
  • almond and cocoa oil;
  • kiwi and coarse salt;

Don’t rub your skin in the shower

There is nothing more wrong than that rub too vigorously the skin during the shower with the idea of ​​improving the quality of cleansing, cleaning it deeply and eliminating dead cells better. Use, during washing, a soft and delicate sponge, passing it gently on the body.

You will have to reserve the same type of treatment for your skin also during drying, dabbing it with a towel, rather than rubbing it.

sponge in the shower

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