Instant goddess – a perfect tan
Winter white legs are one of the biggest reasons women reconsider what to wear when the sun makes an appearance.
So it helps if you have one or two fantastic solutions for creating that sun-kissed glow.
There are a myriad of options from the professional spray tan through to the DIY aerosols, creams, mousses, and bronzing powders.
The end result is determined by the preparation of the skin.
Well- moisturised skin retain fake tan longer.
Skin that has been exfoliated with a scrub will produce a more
will even and natural look. My preferred option these days are the instant bronzing creams that are easily removed by soap and water and have no development time.
Nothing worse than having to wait two hours or more to see if your handiwork has produced a masterpiece or a startling orangestreaked canvas that would give a tiger a run for its money.
By following a few simple rules such disasters can be averted:
1) Always apply after you have showered and exfoliated with a scrub, paying special attention to heels, knees and elbows along with any other dry patches of skin.
2) Some products are messier than others to apply, and require longer drying times.
Ten minutes is usually recom- mended before dressing.
3) However, when preparing for a professional spray tan, it is often recommended to wear loose, dark clothing for the day while the tan develops.
4) To prevent the staining of hands, scrub the palms with soap and a nail brush immediately after completing application.
5) For very porous areas, such as the nails, coat with moisturiser or barrier cream prior to application.
Afterwards use nail varnish remover to clean the nail plate of any excess cream.
6) If there is a choice of shades and your skin hasn’t seen the sunlight for some considerable time, choose light over dark for a more natural effect.
7) Keep the skin well moisturised in between applications to increase longevity of your tan.
8) If using a bronzing powder on your face use a mineral or loose powder prior to application.
Next time: Maintaining summer tresses