From glow-boosting moisturisers to that all-important tan enhancing suncream, find the perfect product to prolong your tan here
That no-stress holiday feeling might be fading fast, but that doesn’t mean your post-pool glow has to. With some TLC – and a few of our favourite summer beauty products – your tan can stay beautiful for a little while yet. We’ve rounded up ten of the best tan extenders that guarantee to keep you looking sunkissed. Find the perfect tan-extending moisturiser, lotion or bronzer for your skin-type now.
Adding a little tanning mousse or instant bronzer to your body moisturiser is an easy way to stay looking holiday fresh. Just make sure you gently exfoliate the skin first. Model Co’s Tan Mousse is foolproof – it contains an instant bronzer so you can see exactly where you’re applying it. We also love St Tropez’s Bronzing Mousse and Rimmel’s purse-friendly Sunshimmer range.
Moisturising all over every morning is vital for supple, soft, wrinkle-free skin all year round. Upgrade your usual body lotion to a rich yet non-greasy cocoa butter based formula to give sunkissed skin a real treat. St Tropez’s Tan Optimiser is also packed with nourishing essential oils. Well worth the splurge to prolong that tan.
After a few days, it’s time to gently buff away the dead skin so your tan stays looking fresh. Sienna X’s body polish is all-natural. Designed as the first step before self-tanning, the fine pumice is kind to skin while lemongrass, sweet almond oil and ginger extract will soften any dry areas.
A real summer beauty hero. Bobbi Brown’s delicious smelling Beach Body Oil sinks in to parched holiday skin, nourishing and softening thanks to Vitamin E, C and essential oils. A moisturiser and fragrance in one, this silky oil will not only save space in that vacation beauty bag, but also ensure your tan doesn’t shift on the flight home.
Okay, so a nail polish isn’t going to keep you looking sunkissed for longer, but it will enhance a week in the Bahamas glow. Paint both your toenails and finger nails in a colour-popping neon shade (we love Essie’s coral ‘Camera’ shade) to really accentuate a golden tan. Just make sure you apply a base coat to preventing staining the nail first.