Self-Tan Made Easy
If like me you are a no-fuss kind of a gal then you will hopefully appreciate my easy peasy tanning routine. Three products, two for body and one for your face is all you need to create and maintain a long lasting fake tan. 1. skin prep: exfoliate, any body scrub will do. 2. Apply your chosen self-tan be it a mousse, cream, or water. My tried and true is the Tan Luxe Hydrating Tanning Water. This is so easy to apply, just spritz all over your body and smooth in with a mitt like this one from Skinny Tan. It smells gorgeous, dries instantly and adapts to your natural undertones so you get as close to your natural tan as possible. 3. Maintain: to keep your tan from fading use a moisturising Gradual Tan this will not only top up your colour until your next self-tan application but it will keep skin hydrated and stop your tan from getting patchy. My favourite for years now is the Garnier Summer Body, it’s super moisturising and develops into a really nice golden tan after only two applications.
Now my face is a different story as I have very oily, acne prone skin I have to be careful what I put on it. I recently picked up Coola Sunless Tan Anti-Ageing Face Serum and this stuff is amazing! I cannot rave about it enough! It is expensive but it is jam-packed with skin loving ingredients such as Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, Argan Oil and Stem Cell Cultures. This offers both tanning and age-defying benefits in one. I use it in the morning in place of my usual facial serum. It comes out clear and sinks into skin immediately and develops into a gorgeous glow throughout the day. You can even use this as a gradual tan by applying a couple of drops into your daily moisturiser. It’s super lightweight and doesn’t aggravate my problematic skin.
If you are new to self-tanning this is definitely a good place to start and you won’t be too overwhelmed with products or turning orange as all of these are clear and easy to use. Time to get your tan on!
Tell me what some of your favourite self-tanners are and what your routine is like.