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If there is one thing that tan lovers should know is that no tan will last on dry skin, which is why winter is a particularly complicated season to maintain your glow.

How to Keep Your Skin Healthy Through the Winter?

Keeping your skin glowing throughout the winter is not impossible, but for that, your skin needs to be healthy. Healthy skin is the number one, most important thing you need, to keep your tan for longer. —But how? Winter is such a tough season for skin —we know, but with a few simple steps, you can make it through the season with healthy skin.

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

To some people, this might seem like a drag, but if you genuinely want healthy, glowy skin, you can’t skip the moisturizer. Don’t fall for those sweet-smelling creams or lotions; you need something more. Dermatologists recommend looking for one specific ingredient on the labels, lactic acid or ammonium lactate, as it helps retain moisture and smooths the skin.

How to Keep Your Skin Healthy Through the WinterSteer Clear of Alcohol

We’re not talking about the kind of alcohol you might have enjoyed over the holidays. We’re talking about the kind you might apply to your skin without even knowing. You should know alcohol is not a friend of supple skin. As a matter of fact, ethyl alcohol has a drying effect on the skin, so when you’re out shopping for toners, wipes or makeup removers, make sure you stay away from any product that mentions alcohol or “isopropyl alcohol.”

Petroleum Jelly-Up Your Driest Spots

The knees, elbows, feet, and lips are the areas which are most prone to drying out in cold weather. Products made from petroleum jelly, such as Vaseline, are great to help relieve those dry spots. You might not want to slather it on throughout the day since it can be kind of sticky and messy, but you can apply it to your skin right before bedtime so that it can be absorbed overnight.

 

As long as you keep your skin in good shape over the winter, you should have no problem touching up your tan. Our sunless tanning options at Veranda Sun will keep your skin glowing all winter long.