How to: Fake tan

Admittedly I have had some pretty horrific fake an disasters through out my 26 years. I have been orange. Bright, no holds barred orange. I have also been patchy. These have been really great looks as I am sure you will agree but not quite the bronzed goddess look that I was really going for. After doing some research into the best approach to fake tanning and through my own try it and see method of application I think I now have fake tanning mastered. Maybe?!

Before I let you in on my two ground breaking tips for tanning, there are certain things that you need to make the application process as hassle free as possible.


The Essentials

Exfoliating gloves

Tanning Mitt

A good moisturiser – I am a big fan of The Body Shop Body Butters and the Aloe Vera version is perfect for extending that colour a little longer.


Tip One: Exfoliate

This is key. If you haven’t got rid of all the flaky, horrible dead skin then your tan is just going to gather in it. It will not be a good look. I like to use a pair of exfoliating gloves from Boots with any old shower gel I can find.

Tip Two: Moisturise

Another key step. Before I realised the importance of popping on moisturiser on my heels, ankles, knees and elbows the tan in these areas went a little bit … wrong. I also like to moisturise my hands and a little bit on the underneath of my wrist so that you don’t end up with big ol’ orange hands.

Continuing to moisturise either with a normal moisturiser or with a gradual tanner to extend your tan is really important. If you don’t do this, then your tans starts to look worn and fake. Not what we want!



The Evening Routine.

The Evening Routine.

Following on from my Morning Routine post, telling you about my evening routine seems like a sensible idea. Much like my morning routine, my …