FOUR GOLDEN STEPS TO A GREAT FAKE TAN:
Get rid of dry or flaky skin; your skin will hold its tan for longer and you will get more even coverage.
Exfoliate with a body scrub or exfoliater in the bath or shower or try dry skin brushing:
2. DRY SKIN BRUSHING
As well as getting rid of flaky skin, body brushing can help improve its appearance by increasing blood circulation and flow of lymph around the body. This gets rid of toxins and helps tackle cellulite.
You need a fairly soft-bristled skin brush which you use on dry skin before getting in the bath or shower.
Start from your feet and work up. Then work from your hands to your shoulders, always sweeping towards the heart. This helps the deoxygenated blood return to the heart and draws the lymph to the lymphatic nodes.
To prevent tan streaking and help the tan last longer. Pay particular attention to elbows, knees and ankles. Once you have applied your self tan, moisturising every day helps it last.
If you are using your hands to apply tanning lotion, make sure you wash your hands well afterwards. Or use an old bath sponge, flannel or mitt to prevent ‘tan hands’ and apply a more even coverage.
Many fake tans need to be left on a few hours and then the excess washed off. So if you want a sun-kissed look for a special event, apply a few days in advance, then top it up until you get the depth of tan you want.
TANS FOR SENSITIVE BODS.
Try out Green People’s Self Tan lotion; the first certified organic tan in the UK.
Great if you suffer from sensitive skin, eczema or psoriasis or are worried about over-loading your skin with chemical nasties.
But even with a natural tan, still try out a patch test on your first if you have any kind of allergies or skin sensitivities.
Recommended by the beauty director of Harpers Magazine and winner of Best Fake tan at the 2011 Natural Health Beauty Awards, it’s fast-drying and non-streaky.
Another good tan for sensitive, oily or blemish-prone skin is their Organic Young Gradual Face Tan. Provides a light, natural-looking tan with omega 3 & 6 oils and prebiotics to feed the skin. It also doubles as a great moisturiser for oily or problem skin.
Visit our shop for other organic skincare products at http://www.naturalboutique.co.uk/
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