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Top 5 Fake Tan Tips

Top 5 Fake Tan Tips

Fake tanning can turn out really well, or really, really bad. Either you blend in the tan perfectly and get a lovely even glow, or you end up with what can only be described as tiger stripes. We’re here to help you make sure that your tan only turns out beautifully!

Coming into the warmer months, we all want that instant bronzed look ready for summer dresses, skirts and bikinis, but sunbathing doesn’t achieve that overnight, and neither should it, as sitting it in for long periods at a time can cause damage to the skin. This is where fake tan can become your best friend, and help you to achieve a beautiful golden radiance.

There are many fake tans on the market, and all of them work to add colour depth to your skin. However, the key to gaining that gorgeous golden glow lies in its preparation and application. If you don’t take care of your skin before, during and after the process, chances are you will end up with flaking, peeling and creases. Ensuring your body is exfoliated and well-moisturised will help to give you an even and perfect tan without any of the fuss.

Our Top 5 Fake Tan Tips For That Perfect Application

Follow these easy 5 tips to have an easy fake tan application and gorgeous long-lasting result.

  1. Exfoliate Your Skin
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    Exfoliate Your Skin

    We cannot stress the important of this step. Exfoliating before applying anything on your skin will ensure an even and radiant finish. It helps to buff away dead skin cells, increase circulation to keep skin healthy and plump, and give you an overall glow. We love this one from Kneipp, which also helps to firm up your skin by boosting elasticity. It also leaves our skin incredibly soft, and for only £7.95, it’s an absolute steal.

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  2. Deeply Moisturise
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    Deeply Moisturise

    We always recommend prepping your skin as long as possible before applying fake tan. However, if you are caught off guard, then make sure to at least leave it a night before applying. Have a bath, exfoliate and then slather the Mio Active Body Butter all over to really nourish and hydrate your skin. This will help it work into your skin overnight and give you real results. This Body Butter is enriched with countless vitamins and antioxidant to give you visibly healthy and radiant skin.

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  3. Add Light Hydration
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    Add Light Hydration

    On the day of fake tanning, make sure to add light hydration into your skin to ensure an even and radiant application. As you’ve deeply conditioned your skin overnight with an intensive balm treatment, you can use something more lightweight on the day of. We love the St. Tropez Tan Optimiser Body Moisturiser, which gives us the perfect base for our fake tan!

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  4. Use A Mitt
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    Use A Mitt

    This step we really can’t stress enough. Using your hands will result in a streaky mess and you’ll end up with orange fingers for days after. Using a mitt will ensure an even application all over your body and help you to reach areas that are a little harder. We love this one from James Read as its machine washable, reusable, and provides a streak-free golden glow.

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  5. Keep Your Skin Hydrated After
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    Keep Your Skin Hydrated After

    If you don’t take care of your skin after applying fake tan, then it might start to crack, peel and flake. Making time to moisturise at least once a day will help your golden glow to stay golden and last much longer. We love the Aurelia Dry Body Oil, which feels like water on the skin, sinks in straight away, yet provides incredible hydration and moisture. Oh, and it smells amazing.

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Amelia

Amelia

Skincare Specialist

I am a big believer in the idea that beautiful Make Up begins with a superb skincare regime. I like to enhance my natural beauty rather than cover up and I am always on the lookout for great products which really work. When I am not writing about all things beauty, I like to do Yoga and I make an amazing brownie. It is all about balance!