You can learn how to make your tan last longer by using the same techniques professional makeup artists use on their clients. There are four easy methods and products that can help you keep your beautiful tan with a minimum of effort. You’ve spent time building up that gorgeous glow that makes you look super healthy and with just a little pampering you can make it last longer than Mother Nature intended. Try these techniques out for yourself.
A Daily Self Tanner Keeps The Glow On
If you’ve never tried a daily self tanner than you’re missing out. This is the one product that comes to the rescue when your tan starts to fade naturally. You take the tube, moisturize your skin with it and the color slowly builds up over the days you use it. Skip a day? No problem. Just reapply the next day.
Here’s what’s so neat about this cosmetic product – it’s gradual.
- You can build the color in subtle layers.
- It’s perfect for the winter months when you don’t want to look out of place with a tan that’s too deep.
- You use it just like you would a lotion.
What could be simpler? If you’re searching for one to try you might want to opt for Jergens. I always think of it as Hollywood health in a tube. It works. What more can I say?
Why Face Bronzers Are Always In The Kit
When you peer into the case of a makeup artist you’re going to see face bronzers. Multiple face bronzers. Every pro has their favorites but the truth is that they all look slightly different. Why do you want it in your arsenal? Because it’s an easy way to perk up your complexion with a minimum of effort. Swept onto your cheeks, it gives you a healthy flush and when you apply it sparingly it doesn’t even look like bronzer.
If you notice your face is losing color try it out and then in the evening use your daily self tanner. The two work well in combination.
Favorite Tip: If you already have a tan then you can use a light matte bronzer under your chin to hide a double chin. Make sure it’s matte because if it as any shimmer you’ll be in for a mess.
The top bronzers deserve a page all their own, but let me just say that you can get some good buys in cheap makeup with this product. Try everything from Cover Girl to MAC cosmetics. My personal favorite of the moment is Estee Lauder. I find it looks great on blondes with fair skin. If you’re a blonde you know what I mean.
Make Tinted Moisturizers Do The Work
If you’re over the age of 20 chances are you probably wear a moisturizer some time during the year. Why not add a little color to it? If you’ve got an amazing complexion and you start missing that deep bronze glow a tinted moisturizer can take impart a slight amount of color to your skin. It doesn’t take the place of a real tan, it simply revives it temporarily. Think of it this way – it’s moisturizer combined with bronzer. Temporary but oh so effective. If you’re wondering which one to try take a look at Clinique. I love their BB cream and it’s basically balm with color. You can wear it in lieu of foundation. Make sure it has an SPF in it if you are replacing your regular moisturizer.
Favorite Tip: You can combine a dab of gel bronzer with your best moisturizer for your own custom tinted moisturizer.
Tanning Wipes To The Rescue
I’m such a fan of the way wipes impart color that I’ve always got several different types in my own makeup bag. They’re one of those makeup products that I can’t live without even during the winter. The reason is simple – they can be used to intensify color and also to contour. Plus, they’re handy, it goes on fresh and clean and there is usually very little scent. Create the illusion by sculpting your legs, trimming your waist, or contouring your face. Then just toss out the wipe. My favorite ones are made by Loreal.
It’s not difficult to learn how to make your tan last longer, it’s really just a matter of modifying your makeup routine. Just one or two of the above products and you can keep your color lasting longer and even sport a sun-kissed glow in the middle of winter.