For the perfect fake tan, you need 1 well-hydrated skin. ‘Just like foundation needs a moisturised face to sit well, your body needs hydration for the most seamless fake-tan application,’ says St. Tropez skin finishing 2 expert Michael Brown. Moisturising dry-prone areas before applying your self-tan, especially the elbows, knees and heels, will avoid unsightly splotching and tell-tale streaks. 3It will extend the life span of your faux glow. ‘The more moisture you have locked in before self-tanning, the more bond the tan has,’ explains Michael. Drench skin in as much moisturiser as possible during the days post-application. Try Bio-Oil R210 or BON Liquid Gold Pure Tissue Oil R140.