Maintaining your tan through the winter months

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You’ve spent hours perfecting that golden tan over the summer and it’s already started to disappear. Soon you’ll be pale and pasty as a pose to pale and interesting and the last thing you want is to look like an extra from Casper the friendly ghost by the time you hit the Christmas party season. There are a number of ways you can maintain the tan over the winter months but which one is right for you?

Winter Sun

If you’ve got some left over holidays at work and a little extra cash to spare then a winter holiday could be the perfect option to keep on top of that tan. You can book a cheap flight, find a bikini and be off to hit the beach at a moment’s notice. Obviously it’s not just for the bronzed skin but returning to England mid-November with a healthy looking glow is enough to put a smile on your face and make you the envy of everybody in the workplace. What’s more it will take you nicely through to Spring when the sun starts to shine again or at least until you can find another good excuse for a holiday.

Fake Tan

Fake tan can either be your best friend or your worst nightmare! It can be the difference between tanned perfection and a streaky mess. If you go for a developing tan you run the risk of patchy ankles and streaks but if you opt for instant you need to avoid any form of H20 at your peril. On a night out this can be tricky, the typically rainy British weather, drink spillages and sweating while you’re busting some moves on the dance floor are all things to keep in mind. However, fake tanning is by far the safest way to keep your glow so give it a go – what do you have to lose?

Sun Beds

Sun beds are a controversial subject to say the least. Although studies show that some exposure to artificial sun during the UK’s cold and dark winter months can be beneficial to our health there are also the obvious health risks associated with using them. It’s fair to say that using sun beds excessively is not recommended for anybody, the leathered look isn’t and has never been the most attractive and too much exposure to any sun, without the right protection, can be particularly aging.