While summer may have come and gone, your sun-kissed glow doesn’t have to fade into Fall. Soft Surroundings spoke with self tan expert Alyson Hogg, founder of the organic luxury tanning brand Vita Liberata, to get her take on maintaining your tan as the days get shorter and temperatures drop. Follow Alyson’s advice for creating the most natural looking and long-lasting tan all year long with Vita Liberata best-sellers, pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse and Ten Minute Tan.
PREPARATION IS KEY
When temperatures dip, remember to keep exfoliation top of mind. One of the most essential steps in achieving your ideal bronze is to prep the skin the day before tanning with a thorough, oil-free scrub. This is even more important in the fall and winter months, when humidity levels decrease, and skin is at risk of becoming dry and flaky. “In the colder months, our skin is constantly in flux, exposed to colder air outside and dry heat inside. The result: your skin cells lose moisture and die out faster. You’ll want to be extra vigilant to buff away dead skin cells at this time before applying any self-tan product to ensure an even, lasting result, and natural glow,” says Alyson.
CHOOSE YOUR PERFECT SHADE
For the most natural tan result that suggests a post-vacation glow, you can’t go wrong with Vita Liberata’s
pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse. Available in three shades: Fair, Medium, and Dark, you can choose the depth of your tan and it will be perfectly tailored to your natural skin tone. “We formulated the product with a shade range based on the depth of color you desire to be. So, simply decide whether you want to look like you’ve spent a weekend (fair), week (medium), or two week vacation in the sun (dark) and choose your shade accordingly,” advises Alyson.
DEEPLY HYDRATE AND BUILD RADIANCE IN ONE
Your self tanner doesn’t have to be a one hit wonder. Vita Liberata’s Ten Minute Tan will have you glowing AND moisturized in just ten minutes. “The marvel of this product is that it not only offers you the control to gradually build your tan, it is also a luxurious, conditioning treatment for the skin formulated with extracts of Rosehip and Neroli Oil, and anti-aging super ingredient Matrixyl 3000. The best part,” says Alyson, “is that you do not have to compromise on anything with Ten Minute Tan. You simply apply the rich lotion until it disappears, let it absorb into your skin for 10-15 minutes, rinse off, and watch your most beautiful bronzed tone develop over the next 4-6 hours.”
To truly round out your post-summer regimen, double up and rotate between the pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse and the Ten Minute Tan treatment. The pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse has been formulated with pHeno2 Technology to help maintain your tan for the maximum amount of time. “After just 2-3 applications, the pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse will last up to 4 times longer than any other self-tanner and is an excellent base for your post-summer bronze,” Alyson states. “However, to truly maximize and maintain your glow, pulse in the Ten Minute Tan to add extra hydration and boost the healthy glow of your skin.”