Monday, September 01, 2008 | Tips & How-Tos
Labor Day may be the unofficial end of summer, but that doesn’t mean you have to say goodbye to that perfect tan you worked so hard on all season. Here are a few tips on how to get a gorgeous, sun-kissed glow year round.
To keep your tan going strong, start by removing dead skin cells with a gentle exfoliator. This will help repair the damage that was caused by the sun’s UV rays and allow your golden colour to shine through. Exfoliate 1-3 times per week to keep your skin healthy and radiant. Your face requires special care, since it generally receives the most sun exposure, so be sure to use a soothing, facial-quality exfoliator.
Pür Pick: Pür Polish. This exfoliating scrub is infused with vitamins, citrus oils and aloe to keep skin shining. Plus, its gentle enough for the face and body.
Hydrated skin will retain that beautiful, bronzed shade for a longer period of time. Moisturizing on a daily basis also eliminates any rough patches or discolorations for a smooth, even skin tone. To get the best results, try using a tinted moisturizer all over your body that gradually tans the skin over time. The idea is to maintain your tan, not necessarily to intensify the colour.
Pür Pick: Summer Glow body lotion by Dove. It smells great, leaves skin super-soft and subtly deepens the skin tone in just 3-5 days.
Top Off Your Tan
A bronzing powder is a perfect way to keep your complexion glowing all year long. Use a mineral-based bronzer that won’t clog your pores or cause irritation. Avoid formulas with dihydroxyacetone, which can dry skin out. Don’t go overboard; opt for a bronzer that’s just a shade or two darker than your skin tone. A natural-looking, golden hue will warm up your complexion without leaving you orange and streaky.
Pür Pick: Mineral Glow is free of skin-drying chemicals and contains antioxidants to keep skin healthy and glowing. The warm, golden undertones work with all skin tones for a natural, sun-kissed look.