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How to tan like a Victoria’s Secret Angel this Christmas

How to tan like a Victoria’s Secret Angel this Christmas
Team LF
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They step onto the runway looking like they've stepped right off a plane from the Maldives, but just how do they do it?

With bronzed skin, gorgeously glowing locks and perfect makeup, the Victoria's Secret Angels are the epitome of Christmas glamour, and we're here to find out just how they get their golden glow.

The models themselves are said to have relied on the expertise of Vita Liberata in the past, and it's little wonder why. Their natural tanning products are made with a blend of nourishing organic botanicals, all of which give the skin a stunning golden radiance.

Here are our top tips to looking runway-ready this Christmas.

Prep the skin

It's so important you prep the skin before applying any kind of fake tan. If you don't, you'll only end up with streaky lines and patches.

Make sure you exfoliate and moisturise the skin at least 24 hours before applying the tan. This will give your skin the chance to be buffed to perfection and absorb all the hydrating benefits of a lotion to really smooth it out ready for tan application.

We love the Vita Liberata Super Fine Skin Polish, which has super fine Jojoba Beads to gently buff away skin cells without causing irritation.

Follow with a super nourishing body butter, such as the Bliss Naked Body Butter, which makes your naked skin appear perfected without any enhancement; perfect for pre-tan prep.

Apply the product

After 24 hours, you can now apply your tan as your skin will be perfect for its application.

It's rumoured that the Victoria's Secret Angels have previously used the Vita Liberata pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse, which is gently buffed into their skin by tanning experts, before being rinsed away 8 hours later.

The incredible formula not only lasts for up to 3 weeks, but it gives the most amazingly beautiful and naturally bronzed finish to the skin. It is quite simply, sheer perfection in a bottle.

We love to apply this with the Vita Liberata Tanning Mitt, which doesn't soak up the product, but rather buffs it into the skin so you end up using less product, and it has a streak-free finish.

Follow a strict routine

When you have tanned, make sure you stay away from water and tight clothing, as these will only cause streaking.

We recommend using the Bronzie Classic Jumpsuit, which helps you relax after applying fake tan, knowing you're not going to rub away its colour, or cause anything to become stained.

Apply the finishing touch

After you have let your tan sit for at least 8 hours, you can rinse away as it leaves behind a gorgeous golden glow.

Before heading out onto your own runway, apply the Vita Liberata Body Blur Instant Skin Finisher. It adds a subtle radiance to wherever you add it, which is great for down the limbs and across the collarbone where light naturally hits.

Enjoy this? Try our best gradual tan or best fake tan for pale skin guides.

Team LF
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