So over the years I’ve had quite a few people ask me how I get my fake tan looking not so fake! So I decided to show you all how I achieve this! Many people think fake tan makes you look like a cheesy wotsit, that’s because many people apply it so wrong and don’t prep their skin before applying! Those people give fake tan a bad name and make the older generation call it ‘gravy browning’ …lol, so original guys! I apply tan 2 or 3 times a week depending on the look I want, and this is how I do it:
Main tanning mousse – St. Moriz, I have a review comparing this and the St. Tropez mousse check it out here! As the weather is better I am now using Dark, usually I would use Medium.
Top up tan – St. Tropez Booster
Mitt – a double sided one from home bargains and I use rubber gloves underneath for extra protection
Moisturiser – My current moisturiser or sometimes I use coconut oil
Hair removal pads/skin exfoliator – Check out my review
Before starting to apply, you should think about going to the toilet and brushing your teeth etc. before, as you will need to let the tan dry before being able to do these things!!
I put on gloves then the tanning mitt. I shake the fake tan bottle then apply to the skin using the mitt. I apply in a circular motion, slowly. Do not rush! I always start from the feet to the legs, to the back, then belly and chest then i finish of by doing my arms and hands, I take extra care doing the hands and feet!
Leave to dry. This is a great time to do some squats!!!
When the tan is almost dry, I use the soft side of my mitt to just buff the skin. This takes excess product off and ensures that the tan is even!