How To Prolong A Holiday Tan | Lancaster Tan Maximizer

Lancaster Tan Maximizer how to make your holiday tan last longer

When I go on holiday to a hot destination, I really like to come away with a beautiful suntan.  Having a sun kissed glow is important to me as I love the way it makes my skin look and the confidence that it gives me.  Achieving a tan safely, using plenty of SPF is always at the forefront of my mind but when my holiday is over, my focus switches to maintaining my tanned skin.  In this post, I am going to share with you how to prolong your holiday tan and the best product to use.

For a lot of people, when they’re away on holiday, the sun dries out their skin and it can often peel or flake.  Keeping your skin well exfoliated will certainly help with this, whichever method you choose, but it is so important to moisturise your skin to keep it hydrated as well.  The best way to do this is with a body butter or aftersun.  These two steps should be completed while you’re away and while you’re back at home and will certainly help to keep your tan but the absolute best way that I have found to prolong a suntan is by using the Lancaster Tan Maximizer.

The Lancaster Tan Maximizer is a soothing aftersun lotion that you apply to your skin after you’ve been in the sun.  It contains Lancaster’s reinforced Tan Activator Complex which was developed for a prolonged natural melanin release in the skin.  This helps to boost your tan as though you were still in the sun which is why this product is so effective, even when you return home from sunnier climates!

For all it is lightweight, it does a great job at hydrating the skin and leaves it feeling beautifully soft and looking silky smooth.  If you’re using it on holiday and perhaps you find your skin is feeling a little tender if you’ve mistakenly spent a little too long in the sun, then I think you’d find this lotion to actually feel quite soothing on sun kissed skin.  The soothing and moisturising properties that this aftersun lotion has are what makes it aid the skins natural recovery process.  This decreases your chances of peeling because your skin is hydrated, supple and smooth.

It has this beautiful perfumed scent that I’ve come to associate with happy holiday memories and it lingers lightly on your skin.

I’ve tried out various aftersun products and moisturisers over the years but nothing keeps my tan hanging around for as long as this one does.  While exfoliating and moisturising will help to support your tan, I’ve found that using this lotion once a day really helps to keep my skin looking sun kissed for longer.

I’ve been using it for years now and highly recommend it.

You can buy the Lancaster Tan Maximizer online here and you can also pick it up in duty free at the airport.


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  1. Amanda Foresee
    February 1, 2016 / 3:22 am

    I'm so pale right now!! Lol thanks for sharing!! I need to get started tanning again.

  2. Amanda Foresee
    February 1, 2016 / 3:22 am

    I am so pale right now!! I definitely need to start tanning again soon!!

  3. Rhian Westbury
    February 1, 2016 / 9:59 am

    I definitely agree with you, moisturizing is the key way to prolong a tan. I haven't been on a sun holiday in years but I try to moisturize as much as I can while i'm away as well as when I get back x

  4. Dannii Martin
    February 1, 2016 / 10:15 am

    I try to stay out of the sun as much as possible, so I don't have a tan to maximise sadly 🙁

  5. Catstello
    February 1, 2016 / 10:50 am

    Sounds like everything you need for a post-holiday tan!

  6. Zoe Lester
    February 1, 2016 / 3:20 pm

    Sounds perfect for post-holiday tanning, I'm as pale as can be, I could do with some colour!

  7. Diana Villa
    February 1, 2016 / 3:28 pm

    I never heard of this brand before, but I sure nee that tan maximizer in my life 😀

  8. Tanya
    February 1, 2016 / 4:53 pm

    I need the holiday first, in order to get the tan! These products sound fabulous thoughTx

  9. Kitty Kaos
    February 1, 2016 / 6:02 pm

    If only I was going on holiday although next time I will try this as my legs never tan xMiss Kitty Kaos – Adventures Of A Riot Grrrl

  10. ana de jesus
    February 1, 2016 / 6:16 pm

    I like the sound of this and it must be great for you considering you only came back from your own holiday recently.

  11. Stella Olojola
    February 1, 2016 / 6:35 pm

    This looks like a great product for the tan lovers. Nice.

  12. Sarah-Louise Bailey
    February 1, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    This sounds like a great way to try and maximise your tan after you have been away 🙂 x

  13. Katie Elizabeth
    February 1, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    I must pick this up next time I go on holiday! It sounds great

  14. Hannah Dainty
    February 1, 2016 / 7:51 pm

    I have never used fake tan or a tan maximiser. To be perfectly honest I have never heard of a tan maximiser before. thanks for sharing

  15. Eve Redmond
    February 1, 2016 / 8:21 pm

    I must try this. All the self tanners I've tried have made me go all streaky and orange!

  16. Emma White
    February 1, 2016 / 8:34 pm

    oh I like tan and am a bit of a sunbed fan so tan maximiser is so much safer

  17. Tori Gabriel
    February 1, 2016 / 8:41 pm

    This sounds amazing. I love getting atan on holiday but it disappears so fast. This sounds like the perfect solution.

  18. Rebecca Smith
    February 1, 2016 / 10:54 pm

    I don't really tan, I just burn haha. Sounds like a good product though

  19. Elizabeth S
    February 2, 2016 / 6:50 am

    Would you believe that as a natural redhead I've never had a sun tan? I burn, peel and turn a paler shade of blue again, haha! 🙂 Sounds like a great product for you lucky folk who do turn a nice shade of golden!

  20. Anonymous
    February 2, 2016 / 10:30 am

    I guess I am lucky to have a natural tan. hehe. If it could be, I will let you borrow ny skin and let me borrow yours. HAHA

  21. Teresa Bowen
    February 2, 2016 / 10:38 am

    This post has perfect timing! I'm off to Portugal for March, yes the whole of March, and hope to come back with a bit of a tan. It would be nice if I could make the tan last through summer.

  22. beautyqueenuk
    February 2, 2016 / 10:45 am

    I used to use this all the time to maintain my tan and I loved it x

  23. Life-As-Mum
    February 2, 2016 / 3:56 pm

    This would be great for me for the next time I go abroad

  24. Natasha Mairs
    February 2, 2016 / 5:25 pm

    I love looking nice and tanned in the summer or on holiday, just makes me feel good about myself. at the moment I look very pasty, I hate winter and the cold, role on summer!

  25. Leesha Starr
    February 2, 2016 / 10:26 pm

    Sounds like a great product. I'm lucky, I tan super easily and from that I look tan all year round. I don't do anything to keep the tan it just stays and I constantly have a swimsuit tan xD

  26. Liz Mays
    February 3, 2016 / 1:19 pm

    That always drove me crazy when my skin seemed to lose its tan too quickly after a getaway. This will be great to have on hand!

  27. Laura Haley
    February 3, 2016 / 1:46 pm

    This sounds great, I love to have a tan too. I'd definitely try this

  28. Anonymous
    February 5, 2016 / 9:58 am

    Thinking of tans is making me want to go on holiday haha

  29. Unknown
    June 6, 2017 / 9:05 am

    Its great

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