Prolong your spray tan effect
- Exfoliate and shave/wax at least 48hours before being sprayed
- Do not wear perfumed products before a tanning session as the tan may react to the products
- Wait until your tan is fully dried before getting dressed
- Make sure that the clothes you wear immediately following a tanning session are lose and baggy
- Do not bathe or shower for at least 12 hours following your spray tan application
- Moisturise daily to keep your skin plump and hydrated (nothing too oily as this will strip your tan!)
- Do not spend too long in swimming pools and hot tubs as the chlorine also strips the tan
- Shaving will also shortens the life of your tan, as it acts as a very gentle exfoliator
- Your tan will naturally start to fade after 5-7 days’ so make sure you gently exfoliate appropriately to keep your tan even and streak free
Keep that fresh look following a Manicure/Pedicures
- To prolong your gel manicure or pedicure, use cuticle oil daily to keep the nail flexible and nourished
- ALWAYS wear gloves to do chores e.g. washing up, gardening etc
- Apply a thin layer of Vaseline to protect your manicure from the heat before applying your gloves to wash up
- Avoid soaking your hands/feet in hot water at least 12 hours after your treatment
- Using a coarse nail file will damage the nail, always use a fine file
- Moisturise your cuticles on a daily basis, this prevents hang nails and dry skin around the nail plate
- Nails already stained – try rubbing a lemon wedge over the plate, it has a natural whitening agent that will diminish staining
- The average topcoat starts to wear after about 48 hours. Re-apply a clear topcoat every other day, making sure you apply an extra swipe across the tip of the nail where it tends to break more easily
- Use a pumice stone regularly in the shower to remove dead skin, apply lotion right after bathing so that the emollient can seal in moisture, and rub cuticle oil into your cuticles and across the tops of your nails 1-2 times per day to keep up that healthy glow.
- Your skin rejuvenates and repairs itself mostly while you are asleep. Make sure that you not only sleep for eight hours a night, but that it is quality sleep
- Remove your make up with a gentle cleanser or facial wash every evening
- Eat foods with antioxidants.
The following foods have natural antioxidants :
- Acai berries
- Goji berries
- Purple grapes
- Dark chocolate (70% or higher of cocoa content)
- Organic green tea
- Get enough vitamin C. A diet rich in vitamin C leads to fewer wrinkles. Researchers have found that skin exposed to vitamin C for long periods of time can produce up to eight times more collagen!
- Avoid sugar, it leads to damaged collagen and elastin, which cause wrinkles.
- Try to drink at least 1ltr of water per day but keep in mind that an excessive intake of water is also not good for you
- Regular, gentle exercise is a good regime for everyone