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Use a water-based, nourishing body wash to keep skin from drying out. Drink plenty of water, too.
Lightly Exfoliate
Rid your skin of dead skin cells with a gentle exfoliator before they flake off and take your tan with them. Plus, when your tan does fade, it will do so evenly.
Wear Sunscreen
A sunburn will peel. Peeling is your tan's worst enemy.
An after-sun lotion will lock in moisture—the key to a lasting tan.
Enhance the Color
Boost fading color with a gradual self-tanner. Choose one with low levels of DHA for a more realistic, natural looking glow.
Fake It
A tinted moisturizer is like bronzer for your body. This one has a matte finish that won't wipe off on your clothes.