Top five fake tanning tips
When it comes to getting a golden glow, we’re all about going faux (after all, bronzed skin doesn’t look half as appealing if it’s covered in sun spots and premature wrinkles).
We’re also supporting the Warwick Foundation – Australia’s first and only organisation focused on supporting 18 – 40 year olds with cancer. Throughout the month of January they’ll be running an awareness campaign urging Aussies to ditch the solariums and the sunbaking in favour of a skin-and-health-friendly faux glow instead. The campaign is called ‘No Tan Jan’ and we think it’s brilliant (both the name and what it stands for!) So show your support by sporting a self-tan throughout the month of Jan – your skin will love you for it!
Here are my top five fake tanning tips to ensure you get the best application:
1.) If you’re planning on removing any unwanted hair from your body before you self-tan, be sure to do it at least 24-hours in advance to avoid irritation and/or dark dots where the tan has seeped in to your open hair follicles.
2.) Exfoliate your skin regularly – especially before fake tanning. Focus on the drier parts of your body (such as elbows, knees and ankles) to ensure a smooth, streak-free application.
3.) When applying your tan, gently smooth it over your skin – don’t rub. Rubbing can cause the product to ‘ball’, which will lead to uneven application.
4.) Make sure you don’t miss any spots. Don’t worry if you go over the same area twice – the fake tan will only look patchy if you miss a spot, not if you double up.
5.) If you’re worried that a particular self-tan is too dark for you, mix it with a moisturiser the first time you use it. This will provide a lighter effect, which you can then reapply over the next day.
Our fave ways to fake it:
Naked Tan Goddess Bronze Instant Tan
Which celebs do you think have the best/worst fake tans?