Summer is on its way out, but your tan doesn’t have to fade. There are many skincare tips and products to use in order to keep the bronze you already have. We turned to St. Tropez Finishing Expert Sophie Evans for some expert advice on how to keep a summer glow.
Use this buffing cloth with a body exfoliant to get rid of dead skin cells and ensure that your tan fades evenly.
Dermalogica The Ultimate Buffing Cloth, $15, Dermalogica.com
Indulge your skin with this vanilla-scented body cream and drink lots of water to keep skin moisturized, smooth and plump.
Laura Mercier Ambre Vanillè Soufflé Body Crème, $60, Lauramercier.com
“Use a gradual tanner to extend the life of your tan while developing a gradual natural glow over time,” says Evans.
St. Tropez Gradual Tan PLUS Firming 4 in 1 Lotion, $40, Sephora.com
Just because you’re out getting a little bit of color naturally, doesn’t mean you can skip out on SPF. This formula is lightweight and won’t leave you feeling greasy.
Avène Sunscreen Spray SPF 20, $22.10, Drugstore.com
Don't Forget Your Face
Evans reminds us about the face area: "It's one of the first places your tan will fade quickly from daily washing. This product's great for keeping up your tan, while delivering added skincare benefits for anti-aging and added hydration."
St. Tropez Gradual Tan PLUS Anti-Ageing Face Lotion, $35, Sephora.com
Light-reflecting makeup will instantly brighten any tan. Use this to highlight the top of your cheekbones for a radiant look.
Benefit Cosmetics Sun Beam, $26, Sephora.com