Preserve your holiday glow. Essential Tips.

Now that summer’s over, it’s time to say goodbye to that sunkissed body you spent so long cultivating in the warmer months. Or is it? Here are some handy tips on how to preserve your holiday glow that might help your clients too.

Prep your body before your holiday

All over exfoliation before sun exposure gets rid of dead skin cells – and getting rid of those dead cells before you tan means that you’ll preserve your colour for perhaps weeks more. Think about offering special deals on exfoliation treatments at your salon between late May and early August – when people usually begin to go on their holidays – to make your clients aware of the benefits of exfoliation, and stock up on a few inexpensive essentials like exfoliating gloves.

Thorough moisturising is also a great way to help preserve your tan. Invest in a nourishing moisturiser for your salon to use on customers before a tanning session, and remind them that the same rules will help them prolong their natural tan on any upcoming sun holidays.

Making a tan last longer

If you’ve got clients looking for advice on preserving a tan after a holiday, try recommending coconut oil. Coconut oil is incredibly moisturising for skin, and quite hard to get hold of outside a grocer – so if you start stocking up on coconut oil in your salon, you could be on to a winner. Aloe vera gel is another good suggestion, as it helps soothe the skin after it’s been exposed to sun. And a moisturising self-tanning lotion can also help, ensuring that your glow remains constant throughout the winter months.

Hydrating from inside.

It is a well-known fact that, in order to make the skin look healthy, we need to feed our cells both from inside and outside. For this reason, it would be worth mentioning to your clients that even drinking lots of water during the summer time could help the skin to look radiant and stay hydrated as well.

There are also a few simple nutritional tricks that your clients will definitely appreciate. For example, the amino acids such as tyrosine, available in salmon, avocado and almonds stimulate the melanin production in our body and, consequently, a tan.  At the same time, foods rich in Zinc, like spinach, nuts and beans could help to repair damaged skin.