There’s nothing like a sun-kissed look to boost your confidence. We all have a spring in our step when we’re bronzed and healthy. Whether you’re a sun worshiper or spray tan devotee, there are lots of ways to achieve a golden glow.  

But did you know that there might be moments, when you deepen your colour, that you can experience sensitive skin and even suffer from skin irritation? If you can’t resist tanning, then take it slowly and apply a high SPF sunscreen before sun exposure. Even self-tanning foams, gels and lotions might irritate and dry, so it pays to look after your tan with some sensitive skincare tips. 

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
A simple way to maintain the health and vitality of your skin is by drinking plenty of water. We lose several litres each day, so drinking water helps to replenish vital fluid and rid your body and skin of toxins. After all, your skin is an organ made up of cells which need sufficient water to function properly. As well as feeling more comfortable, you’ll find that well-hydrated skin is visibly more fresh and bright.

Help your skin recover 
Tanned skin will thank you for applying a soothing recovery lotion like Cica Repair body lotion when you step out of the shower each day. This sensitive skincare helps to maintain the natural lipid barrier to prevent flaking and shedding. Ultra-fine and surprisingly fast absorbing, this skin treat is enriched with Allantoin, which comes from comfrey - a herb that grows wild in Britain. This wonderful natural ingredient soothes, softens and stimulates cell regeneration to help your skin recover. 

Take extra care of your sensitive zones 
Sometimes it can feel like your skin is trying to tell you something. You may have areas of discomfort, such as itchy shoulders, a sore nose or shedding shins. These sensations are your skin’s warning signals. So make sure you don’t ignore those vulnerable areas and keep them well protected before tanning – and well-nourished afterwards. 

With or without the sun, tanning tanning doesn’t always agree with sensitive skin. With these healthy skin tips, you can care for your skin after tanning, minimise peeling and skin irritation - and enjoy your glow for longer.