Favourite Fake Tan’s & Tips

Fake tan can often be quite scary as we are bombarded with fake tan mishaps in magazines and websites. However I absolutely love fake tan and really don’t think it need as be even half as scary as people think it is. With a little bit of practice, some tips and tricks, you will be able to get an even head to toe tan without any problems.

Pre-fake tan- Before fake tanning make sure you exfoliate and shave. I like to do this the day before and my favourite body scrub is the Soap & Glory Breakfast Scrub, it’s quite abrasive but I think that’s what you need on your body to remove any old tan and dead skin. If you don’t feel like purchasing a body scrub I also think exfoliation gloves are great just teamed up with any shower gel you may be using. Also don’t forget to remove any deodorant/perfume you may be wearing.

Fake Tanning- If you’re a newbie practice on your legs as you can easily cover this up if you do happy to go a little streaky. You also want to work in sections, for example your lower leg and then your thigh, it just makes it easier. Fake tan your hands last and make sure you don’t get any water on your tan. I’d highly recommend sleeping in your tan as this way you are far more likely to be streak-free as you won’t be dealing with water or anything else. Most products take 4-8 hours to develop before you can wash it out which is another reason why sleeping in it is a great idea.

Post Fake Tan- After your fake tan is on for the given amount of time you will need to wash it off and should be left with an even colour. To prolong the tan you should avoid hot baths, moisturise regularly but also every few days to insure that the tan fades evenly.

Check out the video to find out all about my favourite fake tans and more tips and tricks. It is a long one but hopefully it’s got all you need to know.

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    • 17th April 2014 / 6:22 pm

      It does sound great, I'll check it out! X

    • 17th April 2014 / 6:21 pm

      Start with your legs, they're so easy to hide! X

  1. 16th April 2014 / 11:19 pm

    Great tips, I'm a newbie to fake tan but already obsessed! I've been using palmer cocoa butter gradual tan and am quite liking it so far but considering slashing out on something more expensive like St Tropez, hmm… πŸ™‚


    • 17th April 2014 / 6:13 pm

      I would recommend it, they last quite a while, you don't need to apply it so much and they have a guide colour. Why not try out St Moriz first?

  2. 17th April 2014 / 12:14 pm

    So pleased you did this post, as I've just ordered myself a couple of different fake tans to try! Fingers crossed it all runs smoothly, right? Haha. Thanks for the tips!


    • 17th April 2014 / 6:12 pm

      It takes a little practice but you'll be fine XX

  3. 17th April 2014 / 10:43 pm

    I love LW fake tan! Im currently hosting a giveaway of over Β£70 worth of Lauren’s Way goodies over on my blog in partnership with LW. I have written a full review too.


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