With the awareness of the sun’s damaging effects plastered in the mind, more people are prone to adapt to the act of self-tanning. And thanks to new innovations and formulas, the depth of the desired tan can easily be achieved whether one aspires to attain a natural sun-kissed glow, medium bronzed skin or a deeper exotic-looking tan.
Self-tanning formulas require a good foundation to work on. Meaning a polished, smooth skin. Prepare the skin by sloughing off dead skin cells using Clinique Sparkle Skin Body Exfoliator for body and Ole Henriksen Truth Sugar Polishing Mask for the face. The effects of the exfoliation treatment will deep cleanse skin and dissolve the build-up in pores, allowing the self-tanning formula to penetrate deeper, which results in a longer-lasting tan.
Tip: Shaving is also a type of exfoliation, so to avoid losing the fresh colour too quickly, try to include shaving in the beauty preparations before reaching for the self-tan can.
Dry areas tend to absorb more products applied onto skin, leading to an uneven tan with darker spots on drier areas (usually elbows and knees.) So be sure to properly moisturize face and body to avoid these defects. For the face, the new Chanel Hydra Beauty Micro Crème helps rebuild the skin and restore moist within its cells and for the body, By Terry Baume De Rose Body Cream is super charged with rose oil, butter and extracts that provides skin with an ultra-nourished, long-lasting comfort and an alluring scent of freshly picked roses.
Choosing the right tanning product depends on the own skin tone and the tone one wishes to achieve – A light golden lustre, a perfectly tanned Greek Goddess or a deep “fresh-off-Ibiza” tan.
If a lighter glow is desirable, La Mer The Face And Body Gradual Tan is the one to opt for. It provides face and body with a luxurious bronze complexion with each application.
St. Tropez Self Tan Express Bronzing Mousse is an Allure Best of Beauty award winner in which one can control the depth of the tan. The product also contains 100% of the natural tanning ingredient, DHA.
Vita Liberata Body Blur Instant HD Skin Finish features a formula that covers uneven skin tone, dullness, blemishes and signs of redness for a photo-ready finish. The product is available in three shades. - Mocha is ideal in order to achieve a naturally deep skin tone.
Just in time for summer, St. Tropez has revealed a new, exciting product launch. – The first ever self-tanning sheet mask! The Self Tan Express Bronzing Face Sheet Mask is infused with glycerin, DHA and hyaluronic acid to give skin a dewy, natural looking complexion.
Edited by DILIARA ZAINASHOVA
Visual editor ROCCO COLLAZZO