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.
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!