There’s more  of a tang of autumn in the air now and it’s time to get ready to get the children back to school, think about putting away those summer clothes and watching the evenings grow darker.

And if you’ve had a late summer holiday or you’re about to, then you also need to be thinking about post holiday skincare

If you’ve got a bit of a tan whilst you’re away and you want to keep that golden glow for as long as possible, then you need to exfoliate.  In addition, as your tan fades, you may find that your skin gets a bit dryer and even a bit scalier in places, so keeping it polished and moisturised is the key to keeping it looking good.

It sounds a bit contradictory but in fact sloughing off the dead sea with gentle exfoliation and then moisturising will actually make your tan glow for longer.

Start off by showering with our Dead Sea Natural Mineral Shower Creme and then scoop up a handful of our Dead Sea Frankincense Body Scrub. Work it over your arms and legs, paying particular attention to elbows and heels. Then rinse off and enjoy the silky smooth feeling of your skin.

When your skin is still damp it’s time to moisturise. Use our Dead Sea Natural Mineral Body Lotion, again working into areas like heels, knees, elbows where the skin can be a bit dry.

Now you can either leave things as they are – or prolong your glow by applying a fake tan. There are some amazing products around now.  Some give you an instant glow, which have the advantage of letting you see immediately where the tan is going and which areas you need to blend so that you don’t get uneven lines and blotches. Although if you’ve prepped your skin carefully, by exfoliating and moisturising as above, this is much less likely to happen.

Another type we like which is subtle and give you a gradual glow, are those moisturiseres with a built-in tanner that works slowly, and builds up a tan the more you use it. Althgough these are moisturisers, it’s still a good idea to use a separate moisturiser beforehand so your skin is really really prepped well.

That’s also why we say pay attention to areas like heels, elbows and knees. If you put on fake tan in these areas without moisturising, you will get a tell-tale darker area and streaky fake tan is far worse than having pale legs!

Post holiday skincare shouldn’t take you more than 5 minutes or so a day. But if you invest the time in it, you’ll get to keep that holiday glow for longer, through more of these autumn days.

In addition, we’re currently running a three for two offer in Boots at the moment – so there’s no better time to buy your Dead Sea products ….