Tanned skin became highly popular in the modern era, when it the famous French designer and style icon, Coco Chanel came back from a holiday abroad with glowing, tanned skin. This is how she brought fashion to a whole new dimension and tanned skin has quickly become a must have for every fashionista. Nowadays, tanned skin is regarded as a symbol of youth and well-being.

Besides the natural way of exposing the skin to the ultraviolet rays of the suntan, many other artificial ways have been invented in the last decades, in order to achieve wonderful golden brown skin. Regardless of being a natural or artificial tan, people want to obtain a radiant, tanned skin and they already want to preserve it for a long time. When applied evenly on the skin, sunless tanning products provide a long lasting, glowing finish. On the other side, if you opt for a radiant, natural tan, there are some great tricks that you need to know so that you can easily acquire a fabulous sun kissed tan for a long time. Follow these simple tips and enjoy an attractive, golden skin all summer long.

Before applying any type of product on your skin and before going out to get a sun tan, exfoliation is a really good idea in order to achieve maximum results. Proper exfoliation scrubs off the dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, making it seven and smooth, providing the perfect canvas for a wonderful natural tan.

After exfoliating with a gentle, fruit based body scrub, make sure you moisturize your skin in order to make it extra soft and silky.

Purchase a quality tanning lotion that is suitable for your skin type. If you have an oily skin, sprays and gels are great choices. However, if your skin is dry, look for heavier lotions and creams. In order to achieve a flawless tan, proper application of the tanning product is absolutely essential. Always read the step-by-step instructions written on the packing and proceed carefully. The best method of application is to start with smaller areas then distribute it evenly all over your skin. It is also a key step to leave the tanning lotion on your skin for a certain time, following the instructions. It is good to know that spray tans generally last for 3-5 days, while the airbrush formula provides a nice tan for up to 10 days.

If you are a fan of natural tanning, exfoliation is equally important. After using a gentle scrub, don’t forget to apply a moisturizer that keeps your skin smooth and supple, making it feel healthy and look radiant. This way you can also make your tan last for a long time.

Choosing a proper sunscreen lotion with an adequate SPF content is vital to achieve a healthy, even tan. Apply the product on the entire body and repeat the process from time to time, whenever it is necessary.

Use soothing and refreshing after sun products that hydrate, calm and repair your skin and facilitate a longer lasting tan.

In order to guarantee a long lasting tan, try to stay away from saunas and long hot baths as they can fade the color. Another great way to preserve a wonderful sun kissed tan for a long time is to avoid activities that involve excess sweating.