So after you return from a fantastic sunny break, the last thing you want is for your tan to start fading quicker than you can say “two weeks in Morocco”. A tan can give a glowing complexion to men, and most would say they prefer themselves with a little colour. It also has tendency to make men look a little healthier. But pre, during and post tanning there are some key steps for men to follow to ensure they protect their skin properly against harmful UV rays.
In this article we will offer some tips for extending the life of your tan.
Drinking lots of water is known to clear up bad skin and keep skin looking healthy. The same applies for wanting to keep your tan. Keeping hydrated helps protect the skin cells for longer. But don’t only drink water, look at water based fruit to keep that hydration coming right through the day.
This may go against your impulse to keep the tan. But rubbing with an exfoliate won’t remove the tan it will remove dead skin cells that make your skin look dull and drab. Help give your tanned skin a healthy glow by regularly using an exfoliate scrub in the shower a couple of times a week.
Keeping your skin hydrated from the outside will give the skin cells the moisture they need to survive. Stopping the cells from drying out means you stop the inevitable peeling, and peeling equals no tan.
Always, always, always protect your skin when in the sun. Using lotion will make sure you get a more natural tan over the length of your holiday. Those that get sun burnt then tan after will lose their tan much quicker, as the skin cells were previously damaged.
Sam Brady is a menswear expert, having worked in or around the field for the past 14 years. He has built up a keen eye for detail when it comes to the production of clothing, and is happy showcasing the craftsmanship of Savile Row and Jermyn St. But he understands the need for an interchangeable modern man’s wardrobe that mixes high street and luxury clothing.