Applying self tan is an all year round must, but becomes even more important in the summer when it’s too hot to keep our pale pins covered and more importantly, when you’re trying to keep up with those fresh off the plane tans when you’ve not had a chance to leave the ever gloomy British weather. When it comes to achieving that perfect golden glow, preparation is key! Applying self tan without taking these important prep steps can result in a patchy and uneven finish sure to ruin any look; so fail to prepare, prepare to fail!
The day before
Waxing, shaving and hair removal creams can all leave the skin a little sensitive as they tend to take off the top layer of skin, leaving a more delicate one behind. Some methods can also leave the pores open, which in turn adds to any irritation from products. Therefore carry out any hair removal at least 24 hours before you tan to make sure that your pores have a chance to close and tan comes out as smooth as your newly shaven legs!