With 2017 nearing a close, there’s still so much to be done before the year ends. This can not only cause a lot of stress on us but also cause us to ignore our body’s basic needs such as sleep or rest. These greatly impact how our body functions and worse of all, how we look. Now we don’t want to look very sad, tired and disheveled when welcoming the new year right? Thus you’ll want to follow these tips to help you prep yourself for the upcoming 2018:
– Take at good amount of rest. This should be at least eight hours of sleep or taking a break in the afternoon if you had a tiring ordeal during the morning. If you’re hoping to travel to another country, especially one with a different climate, make sure to get as much rest as you can. This gives your body the much-needed energy and your skin, less stress that can affect it during travel.
– Exfoliate the dead skin cells away. What’s a great way to welcome the new year than cleansing out the layer of dead skin off your body. Cleansing is an important step to keeping healthy skin so try to scrub off the layer of impurities off your skin when you can. However, it’s best to limit your exfoliating sessions at most twice a week. You don’t want to ruin your skin by constantly cleansing it.
– Tailor your skin care regimen for each season. Your summer skin care regimen won’t work for winter, and vice versa. As we welcome the new year, it’s still going to be a little chilly but prepping on some skin care items for spring can surely give you great skin when the flowering season comes. Another very important item in these skin care regimens is your choice of moisturizer which is attuned to the season it is dedicated for.
Tanned skin is a feat that can take some time to achieve. With that thought in mind, it’s going to be a trouble to keep it as perfect as the day you got it. One factor would be how our skin is easily affected by our lifestyle and the changes in the environment around us. If you’re not careful, your skin can easily shed off the layer of tan that you worked your best to get.
In order to avoid such a scenario, you’d want to take better care of your body. Moisturizing one’s skin is very important to keeping a good tan. Dry skin can easily appear and it is quite damaging to one’s tan as it will leave you with an uneven tone. In order to avoid this, one of the most basic approaches would be to drink at least eight glasses of water a day. Keeping your body hydrated is one way to keep your skin moisturized.
For this cold season, you’ll want to make use of skin care products to ante up the hydration levels of your skin. A good way would be to make use of lotions and creams. However, you should be careful with these products. It’s best you avoid using those that contain retinol. Retinol is a chemical that lightens skin and if your tan is a self tan, that’s going to ruin your tan in no time. In a lighter note, it’s best to apply these moisturizers right after a bath to lock in as much moisture in your skin.
Avoid wearing tight clothing right after tanning your body. It’s been known that tight clothing can restrict your skin’s ability to ‘breathe’. Another factor would be the absences of moisture from the air that can help your skin avoid drying. Try to wear loose but warm clothing during these cold days.
Dry skin is a big disadvantage when it comes to self tanning. Normally you’d want to get rid of the layer of dry skin cells prior to self tanning by doing some exfoliating. However, if you’re someone who has sensitive skin or skin that easily dries out, dry skin can be a common occurrence. To be able to avoid ruining your tan, here are some tips to consider:
- Make sure that the self tanner you make use does not irritate your skin. Certain self tanners such as those from Thermalabs, have been concocted with natural ingredients to avoid the chances of allergens and not irritate the skin. By being familiar with the self tanner you get, you can also tailor your post-self tanning care procedures for your skin.
- Use moisturizers, creams and lotions to keep your skin hydrated. While you can drink at least 8 glasses of water a day, it’s also imperative to lather your skin with some moisturizing agent. However, you should be careful with the skin care products you use. Avoid skin care products that contain retinol. Retinol is a chemical that lightens one’s skin. You don’t want to erase your self tan in the process.
- Avoid taking hot showers. Hot water is an effective way to getting dry skin. While it can feel very wonderful to your body, the heat can easily dry out the layer of moisture on your skin. If you want to take a hot bath, opt for a warm one and soak in the tub instead of taking a shower. This lessens the chances of drying your skin in the process.
- Pat your skin dry. This is also a common mistake that individuals make. Not only does it cause your skin and your tan to be pulled to certain lengths but it also causes a lot of abrasion to the outermost layer of your skin. This causes a lot of irritation which in turn can cause your skin to dry up. It’s also best to pat your skin dry right after a bath instead of letting the moisture air dry. You want to make the most out of your shower-fresh skin since this is a good catalyst to a tip-top moisturizing experience.
- Avoid wearing tight clothing as this can cause a lot of irritation to your skin. Dry skin can be tricky to work with and it’s best to wear loose, cotton clothing to avoid aggravating your tan.
Trying to get your share of the sun in the midst of winter? That can sound a little crazy. While you normally think sunbathing can be done only in your place, it’s feasibly impossible with snow falling from the sky to do so. Thus, if you want to do some sunbathing, the best option would be to make your way to the warmer sites of the world and bask on the much needed vitamin D.
Now, before you actually get to your sunbathing destination, make sure you got the right set of clothes packed up. It’s important to let your body rest beforehand. Traveling to a country with the climate just opposite of where you came from is going to do another on your body. Let yourself rest before getting your share of the sun.
As mentioned, you’ll want to showcase your best tan thus you should get the perfect clothes to tan with. While there are some beaches that offer you the chance of basking naked under the sun; in much humbler locations, you can opt to dress in bikinis or shorts, for the guys, which cover less skin. This gives you an overall tan without having to suffer a fair share of tan lines.
If your tan doesn’t come out even after your sunbathing session, don’t despair. You can make use of a tanning lotion or a self tanner to sort this out. Self tanners are also a great way to cover up your tan lines so you can enjoy overall tanned skin.
After sunbathing, you’ll want to take extra care of your skin. Avoid a warm shower after sunbathing and stay under the shade so your body can cool down. Make good use of creams and moisturizers but avoid those with bleaching properties. When you get back to your chilly town, make use of thick creams and lotions so your skin won’t dry out before your Christmas party.
Cold is an aspect wherein one has to deal with in certain times. Be it the very low thermostat of the air conditioner or the very harsh conditions of the seasons, there’s a lot of ways one can get cold. One of the most affected organs of our body at low temperatures is our skin. Our skin is our first line of defense and it’s not truly a surprise that our skin can get the brunt of the cold seasons.
This can be quite an arduous task for those who want to take better care of their self tanned skin.
Skin dries easily at cold temperature. While you can keep it moisturized through the night, it is still possible to wake up with very dry skin. For colder days, try to make use of thick creams to lock the moisture in. It’s ideal to lather the cream right after a bath to make sure your skin is extra moisturize. A thought to keep in mind, avoid creams or moisturizers that contain retinol. Retinol is a chemical that can whiten one’s skin. This means erasing some of the tan you’ve put on yourself. This not only affects your overall tan but can also cause a great amount of distress due to your ruined palette.
Keep yourself hydrated. We underestimate water when it’s cold. It’s very important to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day. Consistently hydrating yourself keeps your body in tip top condition while also keeping your skin well-hydrated.
Exfoliate your skin when it’s possible. While exfoliating can cause your skin to shed off the topmost layer of tan, this also means giving way to healthier and younger skin. Don’t hesitate to cleanse off the layer of dead skin cells as using this as a palette for your next self tanning session can be a disaster. Try to schedule your exfoliating sessions and don’t overdo. Overdoing will only leave your skin sensitive and be susceptible to harm in the long run.
Don’t be afraid to do retouches. Winter air can do a lot to self tanned skin and leave a lot of mishaps. Don’t be shy to do touch ups or even add a little bit of color to some areas.
Re-apply your self tanner when you’ve cleared the previous one out. Don’t hold on to blemish skin when you can cleanse off for a better self tanned skin. Remember to cleanse dead skin cells and put on another layer of self tan to make the most out of self tanning during the wintry days.