Everyone loves a relaxing beach holiday, but if you’re not careful, all that fun in the sun can leave you looking a bit too brown. Tan skin can be sexy, but it isn’t flattering on everyone. On top of that, sometimes a tan can start out golden and gorgeous and end up looking dark and uneven later. This is especially true if you earned yourself some tan lines.
- A Proper Exfoliation Routine
As you already know, a tan fades over time. This is because the skin cells shed and are gradually replaced with fresh cells from underneath. These fresh cells haven’t been exposed to the sun and will therefore be lighter.
It takes a long time for this process to occur, but you can speed it up a bit by gently exfoliating your skin. Using a specially designed scrub along with a sponge or loofah, gently work to exfoliate your entire body in the shower. Be careful not to scrub too hard. You can only remove dead skin cells, which are present on the surface of the skin. Continuing to scrub won’t contribute to whitening and will instead cause irritation.
- A Good Moisturizer
No matter what state your skin is currently in, it needs moisture to look its best. Moisturizing keeps skin supple, reduces itchiness and helps you avoid wrinkles and age spots.
You’ll get the most bang for your buck if you apply your moisturizer after you get out of the shower. Since exfoliating clears away dead skin cells, and the heat from the water opens up your pores, this is the perfect time to apply a nourishing moisturizer. This will help revitalize your skin and prepare it for whitening cream.
- A High-quality Whitening Cream
A good cream will help your tan fade faster. Always follow the instructions carefully to ensure that your whitening product works effectively. Keep in mind that no product will work overnight. If you see a product that promises instant results, be wary. You can only speed up the lightening process so much. The last thing you want to do is damage your skin further. Choosing creams from reputable companies will protect against this.
- A Strong SPH
After exfoliating, moisturizing and lightening the skin with creams, you’ll need to protect yourself from further sun damage. Always finish your skincare routine with a product that offers plenty of sun protection. All exposure to sunlight has an effect, even if you won’t be spending the entire day outdoors.
The best way to whiten your skin is to prevent it from becoming tan in the first place. On your next holiday, always cover up when you’re not in the water, and if you want to lounge around outside, sit under a beach umbrella, shady tree or patio cover. If you do get a little too tan, don’t worry. By following these easy tips, you’ll be back to your regular skin tone in no time.