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As much as we don’t want to admit it, summer is quickly coming to an end. In today’s post, we’re sharing four quick and easy ways to extend your summer tan by creating healthy, glowing skin. From hydration tips to skin care technique, our curated list features the 4 Skincare Tips to Extend Your Summer Tan. Paired with each tip is one of our most popular HAPARI swimsuits from our Summer ‘16 Collection that will make your tan pop! Check it out below!

Keep Your Summer Tan While Practicing These 4 Skincare Tips

Use SPF to create a Healthy, Lasting Tan

As much as you may want to skip the SPF to get a faster tan, don’t do it! Using SPF to protect your skin is an important step to creating a healthy, glowing tan. The slower and more gradual the tan the more effective and long-lasting. Be sure to use SPF every time you’re in the sun. Doing so will help protect the skin from too much sun, while still allowing the healthy benefits of vitamin D to soak through.

If you don’t use SPF or don’t apply it frequently enough, you may burn the skin and cause long-lasting sun damage. This is counterintuitive to creating a lasting tan. Typically burns cause peeling of the top layer of skin, effectively removing your tan. Avoid this and use SPF, and be sure to spend short bursts of time out in the sun to build a longer lasting tan.

Featured HAPARI Swimsuit: Maldives Twist One-Piece Swimsuit

Our gorgeous Maldives Twist One-Piece Swimsuit is the perfect suit to help you rock your tan into the fading days of summer. The navy blue and bright white design helps your tan pop against the color combo. Available in our popular one-piece style, this suit is the perfect pick for stylish summer pool days.

Maldives Twist One-Piece Swimsuit by HAPARI

Exfoliate Before Working on Your Tan

Skin naturally exfoliates every few weeks. To create the best condition for skin to tan, it’s important to exfoliate every four to five days. Doing so helps tans reach the deepest layers of your skin instead of tanning the outermost layers which are likely to naturally exfoliate more quickly.

Exfoliation is also a helpful practice to rid skin of excess dirt and oil. As we age our natural ability to regenerate skin cells slows down. Practicing regular exfoliation helps keep skin looking fresh, reduces acne, and creates a natural glow.

Featured HAPARI Swimsuit: Bloomburst Push-Up Tankini Top and Raspberry Bikini Swim Bottoms Rock your tan with our bright Bloomburst Push-Up Tankini Top and coordinating Raspberry Bikini Swim Bottoms. This colorful combo will help your tan pop as you hold on to the last few days of summer. Plus, the push-up features in our popular tankini tops will help you feel confident and sexy at the pool!

Bloomburst Push Up Tankini and Bikini Swim Bottoms in Raspberry

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

One of the most crucial steps to keep skin looking healthy is to moisturize daily. Your face and body needs added moisturizer to help prevent cracking and tearing. It can also help skin repair itself more quickly; something our bodies have a harder time doing as we age. In fact, a recent article by BirchBox found that, “those who used moisturizer were found to develop wrinkles at a fraction of the rate of those with dry skin.”

Moisturizer is also an important process in creating a lasting tan. When skin is fully hydrated it can handle tan in a more successful way. The color is more evenly distributed and lasts longer. Dry, cracked skin holds tan in different shades and may not last as long.

Featured HAPARI Swimsuit: Whitsunday Tank Midkini and Black Bikini Swim Bottoms Our new Summer ‘16 Collection features the wildly popular midkini tops. This unique style swim top features a full coverage front and back area with a length that hits at the top of the rib cage. For women looking for a supportive swim top, this is a fantastic option. Pair the Whitsunday print with our classic black swim bottoms for a look that’s on trend and perfect for celebrating end of summer tans!

Whitsunday Tank Midkini and Bikini Swim Bottoms in Black

Drink Eight 8-ounce Glasses of water Daily

While moisturizer helps create a supple outer layer of skin, drinking the necessary amount of water on a daily basis helps create a natural glow from the inside. Physicians recommend drinking at least eight 8-ounce glasses a day. Some recommendations even suggest drinking twelve 8-ounces of water a day. A recent article on WebMD emphasized the importance of hydration saying, “Think of water as a nutrient your body needs that is present in liquids, plain water, and foods. All of these are essential daily to replace the large amounts of water lost each day.”

Featured HAPARI Swimsuit: Ultra Soft White Push-Up Bikini Top and Swim Bottoms White is one of the best swimsuit colors to help your tan pop! Our Ultra Soft White Push-Up Bikini and matching swim bottoms are the perfect combination to help keep your tan lasting through the end of September. Score this suit while it’s on sale! The push-up bikini top is just $34 bucks!

Ultra Soft White Push-Up Bikini and swim bottoms in white

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