Beauty

Here’s how to find your most flat­ter­ing fake tan

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - Stellar - - Contents -

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

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