Here’s how to find your most flattering fake tan
Go for gold this spring with a flattering fake tan.
As every Australian knows by now, the only safe tan is the one that comes from a can. “The key to nailing a flawless shade starts with selecting the right base colour for your skin’s undertone,” explains Le Tan senior brand manager Elizabeth Kazantzidis. “An ash base complements fair skin tones, a violet base works with olive complexions, and a green base is suitable for all skin tones, making it the perfect all-rounder.”
Personal preference will determine how dark you want to go, but remember “s “skin can only absorb a certain amount of DHA (the tanning agent that reacts with your skin cells), and the rest will wash off, so technically you can never ac actually use too much,” notes Kazantzidis.
Be wary of using body tanning pr products on your face, especially if yo you have sensitivity or congestion co concerns, and be especially careful ar around the palms, ankles, knees and elb elbows, which can absorb extra product an and lead to a patchy result. “In addition to exfoliating your body prior to ta tanning, apply moisturiser to these dri drier areas, and always use a mitt to he help avoid staining the palms, and all allow you to easily work the excess pro product from arms and legs onto these stu stubborn areas,” says Kazantzidis.
(clockwise from top t left) LE TAN 2 in 1 Mitt & Back Applicator, $14.99, letan.com.au; JAMES READ Coconut Melting Tanning Balm, $52, mecca.com.au; ST. TROPEZ Self Tan Dark Bronzing Spray, $49.99, sttropeztan.com.au; JBRONZE Medium Tanning Mousse, se, $34.95, jbronze.com.au; BONDI SANDS Everyday Face Gradual Tanning Milk, $19.99, priceline.com.au e.com.au