Our skin is always buffeted by the elements. It’s no surprise as we are going through a lot of hazards in our day to day activities. Tanned skin can be extra tricky to take care if you want to make the most out of your tan.
If your tanned skin is achieved through sunbathing or indoor tanning, it can be quite dry. This is due to the heat that was applied to your skin during the tanning process. You’ll need to make use of moisturizers during the morning and at night. It’s important to use moisturizers that are targeted to sorting out dry skin since the usual moisturizers aren’t going to cut for it. If it’s a little hot, opt for light moisturizers to avoid sweating them off throughout the day. If you’re using moisturizing during the colder months, go for the heavier ones. Skin can easily dry up during the cold months so you want to make sure that you want your moisturizing to be locked into your skin.
If your tan was achieved through self-tanning, you’ll need to be stringent in what skin care products you are buying. You want to avoid products that contain retinol. This chemical can easily erase your self tan, which means your efforts go down the drain. Try to check the labels prior to buying any moisturizing item to avoid any chances of an accident.
If you want to go for more organic means, aloe vera is a great way to provide moisturizing to your skin. Simply lather some aloe vera to your skin after a bath and let your skin absorb it. Make sure to pat your skin dry to avoid any sticky residue. Another great homemade moisturizer is milk and oatmeal; you may want to use these lightly as oatmeal can be an exfoliating agent. Gently apply to your skin and rub lightly.