Self Tan Like A Pro

Diana Bell-Heather   |   05 - 04 - 2018

Tarte

Tan-Luxe

St. Tropez

Sisley Paris

Hampton Sun

James Read Mousse

James Read

Lancôme

Rodial

Tarte

Brazilliance PLUS+ self tanner.

Tan-Luxe

The Body Illuminating Self-Tan Drops.

St. Tropez

Self Tan Express Bronze Mousse.

Sisley Paris

Self Tanning Hydrating Facial Skin Care.

Hampton Sun

Airbrush Bronzing Mist.

James Read Mousse

Express Bronzing Mousse.

James Read

Tanning Mitt.

Lancôme

Flash Bronzer.

Rodial

Brazilian Tan Airbrush.

Mastering the DIY golden glow at home could not be easier with our guide to self tanning.

 

You’d be surprised at how many people self-tan before flying out on their sunny holiday – after all no one wants to look pasty on the beach. There are sun worshipper’s and there are those who prefer the comfort of the shade, but they all want to have sunkissed look that lasts way after the summer is over. For whatever reason you choose to use a self tanner, even it’s just to blend tan lines, these are three key steps you need to keep in mind.

 

Prep

Use a scrub the night before to polish your skin, paying attention to the drye areas. On the day, avoid using a moisturiser as it acts like a barrier, preventing the self-tanner from working. However, applying a cream on dryer areas like elbows and feet will encourage an even result.

 

Technique

Invest in an application mitt and make sure to work in lengthways, not circular, and at the same pressure. Follow the contours of your body and take your time adding self tanner to the hard to reach areas. Hands are the biggest giveaway so avoid the orange tinge but using the residue on the glove from the body application.

 

Maintenance

Use a wipe to remove excess cream from your palms and around the nails. If you’re worried about patches, gently dab some aloe vera-based mousturiser on those areas to lift away excess bronzer.

 

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Main image via Zimmermann.

 

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