HEALTHY SUMMER TAN
Get that glow and enjoy the sun safely
The best sunless tans start with exfoliation
Nobody wants a streaky tan and the secret to avoiding it is exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate. Buffing away the dead skin cells before tanning means your skin is prepared as a smooth base for the tanning solution. It ensures the tan is applied evenly (no streaks!) and the tan will last longer, so it's a no brainer.
Why use a sunless tanner over spending hours sunbathing?
1. It's safer
This is the ultimate reason to avoid lots of sun exposure and still get that glow. As we all know, too much time in the sun is proven to give you a much higher chance of developing both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer.
2. It doesn't have an aging effect on your skin
Overexposure can cause signs of aging on your skin such as wrinkles, dryness, sun spots and loss of elasticity. No one wants that 'leather handbag' look.
3. It doesn't matter what time of year it is or where in the world you are
You don't need to wait for Summer to have a sunkissed glow. Using a sunless tanning product means you can have a healthy looking colour even in the colder, darker months which makes everyone feel a little brighter.
Tips for getting the best looking tan without spending two weeks on a beach in the Maldives (or exotic location of your choice!):
We can't stress this enough. Streaks are the ultimate giveaway of a sunless tan and the smoother your skin is the longer it will last and also it will fade evenly too (just like the real thing!).
2. USE A MIT / EXFOLIATING SPONGE or GLOVE
To apply your tanning product, particularly on your body, using a mit is the best way to get the most even application and also saves you from getting really dark tan on the palms of your hands (a big giveaway, no one gets a natural tan there, especially not darker than the rest of your body).
3. DON'T FORGET YOUR HANDS AND FEET
Make sure to extra exfoliate around your ankles and your knuckles as tanning product can collect in those little corners and make it obvious you've used a product. For a flawless finish, use a make up brush to buff the tan around your knuckles and in between your fingers for no tell tale white patches.
SUNLESS TANNING MAGIC
Our top picks for sun kissed skin without the risks:
If you are venturing out into the sun here are our top picks for safe suncare...with bonus points for being sulphate and paraben free:
MOISTURISING: Ultimate aftercare
It's so important to moisturise to keep your skin smooth, prevent it drying out and ultimately keeping it looking its best