A healthier way to being golden instead of spending hours baking in the sun for that tan...
I teamed up with Vita liberata to achieve this bronzed glow. Look after your skin and fake it with these amazing products
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Vita Liberata pHenomenal Self Tan Mousse Medium 125ml
Vita Liberata Self Tanning Anti Age Serum 15ml
Vita Liberata Ten Minute Tan 150ml
Nip+Fab Tan Glow Getter Body Oil 100ml
Dior Bronze Beautifying Protective Oil in Mist Sublime Glow SPF 15
Piz Buin Tan & Protect Tan Accelerating Oil Spray SPF15 Medium 150ml
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The Secret behind a good tan
INVEST in a good self-tanner. It pays off to have a tanner that is effortless to apply and looks golden and natural in colour. There are so many products out there that all advertise to produce a natural looking, odourless, streak free glow. But the results are very different, and can distinguish you from looking like an oompah Loompa to looking like you've had a weeks' vacation.
Choose a tanner that works best for you. I personally prefer to go for a moisturising, gradual tans as they are easier to pull off but sometimes I opt for a deep, long lasting tan if the occasion calls for it.
Tanning lotion & Oil:
Best for hydration
Quick drying, deep tanning
Light that can be built up day by day, natural looking
Like body makeup, one-time use and washes off
SELF TANNING RULES
Step 1) Prep
Prepping the skin first is the most important tip for even, streak-free long-lasting results. Exfoliate the skin to remove dead skin cells and create a smooth surface for the tan to be applied to. I'd highly recommend using an exfoliating glove, as its quick and easy and will never run out, but it also leaves no residue behind. If you opt for an exfoliating scrub, ensure it doesn’t contain oils as it will leave a film on the skin preventing the tan to be absorbed properly. Similarly, any removal of hair should be done prior to application (to prevent taking it back of!).
Step 2) Application
Moisturize the knees, feet, elbows and hands (and fingernails), these are all the areas which the tan gets absorbed into the most so tends to darken more than the other areas. If your tanning your face, also moisturize under the eyes, around the nose, lips and eyebrows.
Use a tanning mit, is like using a beauty blender – an essential tool for streak-free tanning. Apply tan directly onto the mit and then apply on the skin in circular motions.
Start from the top of the ankle, blending upwards from the front of the back of the leg. Take extra care to blend between the ankle and the legs and apply a dab of a tan along the front of the feet blending carefully and lightly to cover all areas.
Apply from the shoulders down the front of the arm, where the sun would naturally tan. Then blend underneath and on the backs on the arms – no need to apply more tan here. Using what is left on the tanning mit, lightly stroke the front of hands being careful between the fingers and avoid the finger nails.
Unless your extra flexible or have octopus arms then you will need a friend to help you out! Start from across the tops of the shoulders – applying more deeply in this area and blending downwards to cover the entire back and sides.
For the face, I'd recommend either using a face tanning moisturizer for a light, sun kissed look or apply moisturizer to your tanning application to keep It natural. Apply on the forehead, top & bridge of nose, cheekbones and chin and avoid applying in the eye/ eyebrow area and around the mouth. Use a damp cloth to remove any excess tan.
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