Farewell Suzie Abel

You don’t have to be a sun wor­ship­per to achieve a healthy golden colour for the face and body, says SUZIE ABEL in her fi­nal col­umn for EDP Nor­folk

Norfolk - - Inside - Suzie Abel

Jar­rold beauty ex­pert’s fi­nal con­tri­bu­tion...

WHETHER you are sun lover or not, lay­ers have to be shed and flesh has to be bared in or­der to stay cool in high sum­mer but this skin - hid­den away in win­ter - can of­ten have an unhealthy pal­lor and be des­per­ately in need of at­ten­tion.

The an­swer is sim­ple. There are oo­dles of ef­fec­tive self­tan­ning prod­ucts out there that are re­ally easy to ap­ply, as long as you fol­low a few sim­ple rules. Whether it’s the face or the body al­ways ex­fo­li­ate and mois­turise the day be­fore ap­pli­ca­tion. This will en­sure that there are no rough ar­eas which could lead to a patchy re­sult, and the skin will be silky smooth.

Make sure that when ap­ply­ing the self-tan the skin is free from face creams, body lo­tions and fra­grances. For the face, avoid the hair­line, eye­brows, ears and the eye area and sim­i­larly, be care­ful when ap­ply­ing to the knees, el­bows and an­kles. I would thor­oughly rec­om­mend Si­enna-X Q10 Bronz­ing Mousse, one of the award win­ning prod­ucts from this pro­fes­sion­ally rec­om­mended lux­ury tan­ning range, with nat­u­ral in­gre­di­ents and Vi­ta­min E.

Also, the team will tell you that I am never with­out my Clar­ins De­li­cious Self-Tan which I sim­ply use like a body lo­tion and it smells and looks like liq­uid chocolate! Their Ra­di­ance-Plus Golden Glow Booster is great too and quite the eas­i­est way to give the face a nat­u­ral glow, but grad­u­ally. All you need to do is mix three drops with your day or night cream – sim­ple.

If self-tan is a step too far for you, you can still go from lack­lus­tre to lu­mi­nous by us­ing a tinted mois­turiser, bronzer or high­lighter. A few tips be­fore you start though:

A tinted mois­turiser is just that – a sheer wash of colour de­signed to give the face a healthy glow. Don’t ex­pect heavy cov­er­age or spoil the ef­fect with a face pow­der.

Don’t use a bronzer as a blusher – on the ap­ples of the cheeks – but as a light dust­ing over the face. Al­ways use a medium to large brush, never a small one, and build gen­tly to the re­quired level. Oth­er­wise the ef­fect could be more Tango Man than bronzed god­dess! „A high­lighter helps to con­tour the face and makes the fea­tures stand out. Use on the top of the cheek­bones, cen­tre of the nose, and brow bone.

Char­lotte Til­bury’s Uni­sex Healthy Glow is an ex­cel­lent ex­am­ple of an easy-to-use tinted mois­turiser for both you and the man in your life. This magic com­plex­ion-mor­ph­ing po­tion hy­drates and leaves the skin with a healthy ra­di­ance. An­other prod­uct I’m never with­out is their FilmS­tar Bronze & Glow – a fab­u­lous con­tour pal­ette with a dual pur­pose. The bronzer is a blend of pearl and pig­ment to con­tour the face and the high­lighter has a golden base to cap­ture and re­flect light, giv­ing a can­dle-lit ef­fect. Hoola from Ben­e­fit is a real cult prod­uct and per­fect for the sunkissed look if you like a matte ef­fect, and a new fave of mine that I have only just dis­cov­ered is MAC Min­er­al­ize Sk­in­fin­ish in Soft & Gen­tle – a shim­mery peachy pow­der to high­light the face.

Do give these prod­ucts a try and when you get com­pli­mented on your tan, you can pre­tend you have just spent three weeks in the Ba­hamas (on just a few pounds!)

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