THE REA­SON WHY YOU STILL DON’T HAVE YOUR TANNING GAME DOWN

Even sea­soned self-tan­ners need to brush up on their skills. Tanning guru James Read takes you through some moves you may be miss­ing

ELLE (Australia) - - Beauty -

IF YOU’RE PRONE TO POST-TAN BREAKOUTS...

“Hold an ice-cube over your face first to close the pores and pre­vent them from get­ting blocked when you ap­ply your tan,” says Read. “Fo­cus on where the pores may be big­ger, do this for a few min­utes and pat dry, then you’re ready to tan.”

IF YOU STILL GET STREAKS...

“Over­ap­ply­ing self­tan is one of the main rea­sons for streaks as it causes build-up and makes your tan look un­nat­u­ral,” warns Read, who sug­gests us­ing a mitt to help evenly dis­trib­ute prod­uct. “It’s also very im­por­tant to ex­fo­li­ate three to four days af­ter tanning so your old tan fades more evenly.”

IF YOU GET “STRAW­BERRY LEGS” (AKA DARK DOTS AF­TER YOU TAN)...

“Rub a bag of frozen peas over your legs for a few min­utes – this will close your pores,” sug­gests Read. “Also, shav­ing 24 hours be­fore helps your hair fol­li­cles close.”

IF YOU STILL CAN’T QUITE NAIL YOUR FACE...

“Ap­ply the tan on your face in stages. Start from the left and work to the right and then down your face,” ad­vises Read. “Make sure the tan is worked straight up to the hair­line, then us­ing a cot­ton bud, brush up into the hair­line ei­ther with makeup re­mover or mois­turiser. This will stop the tan line from ap­pear­ing.”

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Spa Of The World Ethiopian Green Cof­fee Firm­ing Body Cream, $53, The Body Shop,

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Re­ju­ve­nat­ing Body Mois­turiser, $19.99, Skin By Eco­s­tore,

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Su­per­body Slim Con­tour, $69.99, Skin Physics,

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Plump­ing & Lift­ing Tech­stile Tush Masque, $198 for eight, Nan­nette De Gaspé, net-a-porter.com

Gly­colic Scrub 14%, $45, Skin­sti­tut, adore­beauty.com.au

Ski­ne­sis Bodylift, $45, Sarah Chap­man, net-a-porter.com

Nat­u­ral Bronze Grad­ual Tanning Mois­turiser, $9.99, Palmer’s, palm­er­saus­tralia.com

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