How to Keep Your Summer Glow Long Past LDW

How to Keep Your Summer Glow Long Past LDW
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We're all for the glow up, but when it comes to transitioning your self-tan routine from summer to fall, subtlety is the name of the game. "The easiest method is to apply a lighter coat of your usual tanning product," says Marc Elrick, founder of Tan-Luxe, who suggests halving the number of coats of product you'd apply in the warmer months.

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Or, you can go au naturel and simply work with the tan you've already got. The key to stretching your summer glow? "Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!" says Elrick. "DHA [the active ingredient in self-tanner] reacts with the outer layer of skin, so providing a moisturised base will ensure your tan lasts longer." You can even add just the slightest hint of glow by adding bronzing drops—Tan Luxe offers them for both face ($53; tan-luxe.com) and body ($63; tan-luxe.com)—to your moisturizer of choice.

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If you're still struggling to strike the happy medium, you can also check out Tan-Luxe's Tan Line. It's a punny new service offered exclusively by the brand: Call 1-833-TAN-LUXE anytime through September 4th and a real person will talk you through your own personal transitional tanning plan. Who says summer glow has to end with LDW?

 
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