How to Extend Your Tan

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By Lois Nash, Therapist at Rush Beauty Croydon
A Rush Beauty Club Special – Lois Nash from Rush Croydon Beauty shares amazing tips to keep your holiday glow going through the autumn and winter months.

As we get into mid to late summer, most of us will have already had our summer holiday. The question that is on all of our summer loving lips is how do we keep that gorgeous sun kissed glow??

It is a good idea to get yourself into a body care routine before your holiday. Using a body scrub twice a week and a tan accelerator twice a day as your body moisturiser is a simple way to start. A favourite scrub of mine from Elemis is the Skin Nourishing Body Scrub. It’s amazing at getting rid of any dry flaky, skin leaving it soft and smooth by scrubbing away dead skin with Bora Bora sand. Alternatively, save time and treat yourself to a luxurious revitalising Lime and Ginger Salt Glow treatment in one of our Beauty Salons a couple of days before you go away.

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Elemis Skin Nourishing Scrub & Elemis Tan Accelerator
Elemis Skin Nourishing Scrub & Elemis Tan Accelerator

I used Elemis Tan Accelerator before going on this year’s summer holiday and came back with a lovely even golden tan. The ingredients help to prepare your skin for sun exposure, reducing the risk of burning, heat rash and prickly heat. It was my summers must have!

However getting and maintaining a golden tan is not about frying out in the midday sun. You should think about investing in a good sun care range to use while in the sun, whether it be a stay-cation or holiday abroad. Guinot do a lovely range or SPF products in a range of different factors.

Elemis Frangipani Monoi Body Oil
Elemis Frangipani Monoi Body Oil

Upon your return it is vital to keep your skin hydrated. Instead of a moisturiser try using an oil. All of the Rush Beauties love and recommend Elemis Frangipani Monoi Body Oil. Use this silky oil on damp skin. It is also great as a treatment on your hair, for your cuticles and smells exotic with the scent of frangipani flowers.

For anyone who hasn’t managed to go on holiday or is worried about sun exposure you can always fake it! There are some fantastic self-tan products out there, there is no need to worry about going orange a la Ross from friends! (We’ve all seen that episode) Sienna X is a firm favourite at Rush Beauty. The gradual glowing tan is perfect for those who want a natural tan that you can build up depending on how dark you wish to be. You can also use it to top up a natural tan. If that is too much hassle or you have a special event to attend, leave it to us professionals and book yourself in for the salons most popular summer treatment, a Sienna X Spray Tan (£25). We carry a range of colours and your therapist will be able to help you chose the shade that is perfect for you.

All of these summer products and treatments are available at your nearest Rush Beauty salon. We hope to see you in salon soon. Happy and safe tanning x

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