YOU dream about having that much-desired sun goddess copper tan but don’t want to spend hours in the sun trying to achieve it. Nobody wants to be nursing painful sunburn and, more importantly, suffer the long-term effects of overexposure to the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Self-tanning is a quick and supposedly easy way to achieve that golden tan, but for those who have already tried this at home, they will know it’s not that simple – especially when you end up with orange-tinted palms and orange streaks across your legs.
Mylene Wait, CEO of Vita Liberata South Africa, has some tips on how to get that “I just got back from a tropical island holiday” tan without looking like an orange mess.
Prep your skin by eating lots of fruit and vegetables and drinking lots of water. Always exfoliate and, if you need to, shave, do so at least four hours before applying self-tanning products to create a smooth skin canvas.
Circular motions are usually best when applying a self-tanner. You don’t need to rub it in. For creases in dry areas, such as the elbows and knees, apply moisturiser and allow to absorb for at least an hour before tanning. Always lightly wipe the knuckles, knees and backs of the hands with a damp cloth or wet wipe after
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