How To Get A Perfect Fake Tan Every Time!

Summer is here!


Lauren Payne

18 December 2017

Lauren Payne

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Summer is almost here which means that everyone will want that gorgeous glow that comes with a smooth tan! Now, you don't need to lay in the sun for hours on end to get the perfect tan, we recommend opting for the more sun safe option and giving fake tan a go!

Some of you may be fake tan pros and know all the best tips and tricks, but if you're new to this whole fake tanning thing then take a set, we have a few tips for you to nail your tan every time!

1. Know Your Skin!

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First things first, you're going to want to buy your fake tan in a shade only slightly darker than your regular skin tone, otherwise, you're going to end up looking like an oompa loompa and no one wants that!

If you have very light skin, opt for a light to medium shade, but if you naturally have a darker tone, then you can head straight for the deeper tones!

2. Exfoliate First!

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Whether you choose to use a cream, mousse or foam-based fake tanning product, to get an even colour you're going to need to get rid of that dead skin otherwise, the colour will stick and you'll look more scaly than a fish!

You can either use a body scrub or a dry brush to exfoliate your skin and when you're feeling super smooth, you know you're good to go!

3. Moisturise!

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Putting on a bit of moisturiser can also help make sure that your fake tan glides onto your skin like silk! 

Whether it's a thicker formula or something lighter, moisturiser will make sure that you have a smooth canvas to work with when you apply your product!

4. Dilute Your Product With Your Everyday Moisturiser!

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Okay, you may think we're repeating our third tip but we assure you, we're talking about a very different moisturiser here!

When you use fake tan, you want to make sure that your face matches the colour of your body because otherwise, it can look a bit odd.

For those who choose to use a little bit of fake tan on their face, instead of applying bronzer, a good way to apply it is to mix it with your daily face moisturiser to ensure a smooth application and make sure that you're not applying such a thick layer on the first go!

5. Use A Gradual Tanning Moisturiser!

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Not ready to use a fake tan just yet but still want that glow? Why not kick things off with a gradual tanning lotion?

This is the best way to get a natural glow because with daily application, it will actually looking like you're gradually tanning even though you may be spending all your time watching Netflix!

You can buy some great tanning lotions for your skin type and they're the best way to fake tan without having to worry about getting too dark too quick!

Do you use a fake tanning product in summer?

Which one is your favourite?

Let us know in the comments!

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