With Summer around the corner and the weather getting hotter, we’re after that gorgeous summer glow. Here are our top tips for the perfect streak-free self tan!
1. Prep the legs
if you need to shave or wax your legs, make sure you do so 24-48 hours before applying self-tan.
the key to a perfect streak-free finish is prepping the skin before applying your self-tan. Exfoliate your skin to remove dry, dead skin to stop the streaks. Dry, flaky skin will soak up the tan which causes discoloration. Aim to exfoliate around 12-24 hours before applying your self-tan to achieve an even and flawless colour.
Top products: St Tropez Tan Enhancing Body Polish and Fake Bake Passion Fruit Body Polish
After exfoliating, hydrate your skin with a moisturiser. Both exfoliating and moisturising before your tan will help to prolong the colour and ensure it doesn’t cling to any dry skin. For a longer-lasting and smoother finish, your skin must be kept hydrated, so make sure you moisturise regularly after tanning too.
4. Avoid oil based products before tanning
Make sure your exfoliating scrub and body moisturisers don’t contain oil. Oil will leave a greasy residue on the skin which can create a barrier between your skin and the self-tan as well as breaking up the colour, meaning you’ll be left with a streaky tan!
5. Blending is key:
For those awkward places like ankles and where the bottom of your palm meets your wrists, rub a small amount of moisturiser to blend the tan and avoid streaky lines.
6. Avoid build up:
If you start to get a build up of tan from regular self-tanning, try St Tropez Tan Build Up Remover Mitt – this handy mitt effortlessly removes tan build up and you can also use it to correct any tanning mistakes or patches.
7. Don’t forget your face:
To go with your bronzed legs, use a specific facial self-tan to give yourself an even and natural colour. Self-tan products for your face will contain ingredients that won’t clog your pores. Choose from lotion and oils, as well as various colours to suit your skin tone.
And if you’re looking for the perfect self-tan, check out our full range of Self-Tanning products.
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