How to prepare your skin for a fake tan
Preparing your skin before you self-tan is one of the key aspects to achieving a jaw dropping, long lasting fake tan that will be the envy of all your friends. Follow the steps and fake tan tips below and you will be well on your way to becoming a bronzed summer beauty.
- Cleanse skin
- Vaseline or barrier cream to the hairline and eyebrows
STEP 1- EXFOLIATE YOUR SKIN
Having gorgeous, clean skin is great but not if there are lots of dead skin cells determined to cling onto it! Exfoliation removes dead skin cells on the surface of your skin, unclogs your pores and prevents uneven skin tone which is, as you can imagine, of upmost importance when self-tanning. Exfoliate in the shower or bath by using a loofa and some heavenly body scrub to get the ultimate results. However, if you would prefer to try dry skin brushing instead, then sit naked in the bath or shower and use a good body brush on your skin to make long brush strokes in the direction of the heart. This not only removes dead skin cells but filters toxins and helps to fight the much feared cellulite too. Bonus!
STEP 2- CLEANSE YOUR SKIN
Before applying fake tan it’s vitally important to have clean skin. By making sure you have a relaxing bath or shower with some of your favourite spa products and using a good cleanser on your face you will make sure you have thoroughly eliminated all residual dust and dirt as well as dead skin cells. It’s the perfect way to follow on from exfoliation or dry skin brushing and really makes sure your skin is summer fresh and ready for the next part of the fake tanning process.
STEP 3- MOISTURISING
By making sure your skin is well moisturised and hydrated you will have a better chance of applying an even self-tan that lasts. Use an oil free moisturiser to make sure that it doesn’t create a barrier to the fake tan.
STEP 4- TAKE CARE OF YOUR HAIR LINE AND EYEBROWS
If you have fair hair and eyebrows prevent them from being stained by the fake tan by applying a little Vaseline or any other barrier cream to the hairline and the eyebrows. Remember, ensuring you have the best fake tan ever means paying attention to details!
PAM- THREE BASIC STEPS TO ACHIEVING THE BEST FAKE TAN
The best way to self-tan is to follow PAM. PAM consists of three simple and easy to remember steps that help to create a healthy looking and flawless semi-permanent fake tan. These are PREPARATION, APPLICATION and MAINTENANCE. A fake tan will never, ever pass as a real tan if elbows, knees and heels appear three shades darker than the rest of your body. Patchy wrists, feet and hands can also give the game away big time. That’s why our Temple Spa Guide on ‘How To Achieve The Best Fake Tan Ever‘ will talk you through the whole self-tanning process and make sure you not only cover the basics but the ‘Tricky Bits’ too. This means you will be able to flaunt your beautifully tanned body with both confidence and style.