The Amalfi coast or the golden beaches of California might not be on the cards this year but that doesn’t mean you have to forgo a tan as well. Recreate your tan at home with our beauty edit for a natural sun kissed glow and you’ll be pleased to know with a bit a patience, it is achievable.
Before you begin your post holiday glow, remember to exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate incorporate this into your skincare routine is good practise at the best of times. Pre tanning prep is essential to avoid an uneven tan, peeling or flaking. Getting your tan even essentially relies on super smooth skin. Forget skin damaging manual scrubs and exfoliators, for smooth pins invest some time in good body scrubs to slough away dry or dull skin. Moisturising for at least a week before to ensure hydrated and satisfyingly good results, but not on the day of applying your tan.
Pro Tip: Moisturise your feet to prevent excess mist darkening between your toes.
Apply your tan of choice a couple of times a week as part of your skincare routine for the ultimate natural look. For best results apply your base tan the day before, using a mitt to achieve a smooth tan across your arms and legs for accuracy & speed, keep a separate mitt handy for a sleek sculpted finish. Build the colour to create a sculpt. If you prefer a deeper or bronzed look a dusting of powder swept across the temple, cheekbones & jawline in the No. 3 shape: such as the Delilah Sunset Matte Bronzer £34.00 is a great alternative.
But seriously, contouring with a tan? I hear you scream – hear me out! Coined as tantouring (think less instagram makeovers and more Hollywood; I woke up like this) once your skin has been prepped, start light and build test first with your colour cosmetics to ensure you’re accentuating your preferred features. Use a beauty blender or an angled makeup brush around the cheekbones or jawlines.
Now that you’ve achieved your glow don’t forget to reapply sun screen thoughout the day while enjoying the sun to protect from aggressors such as sun, environmental pollution and blue light. Blue light is emitted from the phones, laptops and tablets you’re reading this from; another factor in ageing your skin. Go on, enjoy a drink on us!
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