Whether you are going abroad or enjoying the British summer, to achieve the best tan it’s important that you prepare your skin.
Think about it this way, if you tan on top of dead skin cells – your tan is not going to last as long as it should.
It’s one of the oldest tricks in the book, but it is absolutely vital you do it – exfoliate. Lyn, Salon Manager at PURE Lothian Road recommends using an exfoliator on dry skin, so you are really buffing away those dead skin cells. Jump into the shower afterwards and you’ll have fresh skin ready to tan. A great exfoliator is the Skin Wisdom Day Spa Gentle Revive, with a gentle fragrance of Gingerlilly and Orange – it is the perfect smell for summer.
Use Elemis Tan Accelerator to prep your skin for sun exposure. Perfect for those with fair skin, this cream activates the melanin in your skin, allowing it to take on a golden radiance quicker.
Finally, if you are going to be exposed to the sun, please make sure to wear a high SPF to avoid damage to your skin and illnesses caused by exposure to UV rays. We recommend you really invest in a good SPF; the one we love is Elemis Liquid Layer Sunblock.
The safest way to achieve a tan, is to fake it! Self tan has developed over recent years and you can now achieve an authentic looking glow from a bottle. We love Fake Bake, which blends with the natural melanin in your skin.
We hope you have a fabulous summer!