There’s no better feeling than lathering on spray tanning solution and watching the colour take form. In just a matter of hours, you can transform your appearance and give off the illusion that you’ve spent the last week sunning yourself on a beach. While the best spray tan products are designed to be long-lasting so that you can maximise your time as a bronze beauty, there will eventually come a time when your colour does begin to fade. You can, however, prolong this from happening if you factor certain foods and drinks into your diet. With this in mind, let’s look at the things you can consume to maintain your spray tan for even longer.


The trick to extending your spray tan is to boost your levels of L-lysine. This is an amino acid which helps regulate normal bodily functions – including that it can keep the skin smooth and hydrated. This is essential for spray tanners because it makes their skin the perfect platform to absorb the mixture when it’s applied. L-lysine is usually found in vegetables, such as kale, avocado and spinach, so be sure to factor the likes of these into your diet. Luckily it can also come in the form of supplements.


The obvious suggestion here would be water. After all, it’s got great qualities when it comes to providing moisture for the body. Unfortunately, the problem with water is that it can actually take several days to provide a boost of moisture and hydrate the skin. Due to this, it would be advisable to drink water in the days before – rather than after – applying your spray tan. If you’re looking for something a little more instant, then a vegetable smoothie (perhaps one containing the aforementioned veg that’s high in L-lysine) could be most beneficial.

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Thankfully you’ll only find a number of long-lasting products available at Fresh Indulgence. This should maximise the amount of time that you feel stunning before requiring a new spray tan – though you can always try our food and drink tips if you really want to extend the experience.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Image copyright information 

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