Do you self tan?
Like the individual lashes, I’m a little afraid of it.
Thoughts of streaky palms, stained pillowcases and bedsheets combined with that very peculiar smell.
Why am I even mentioning it?
Because I have just tried the instant glow, one night only, from St.Tropez.
Kate Moss raves about it. Sadly I don’t quite look like her, even with the glow, but it’s good.
I haven’t had time this summer to laze about and go golden brown naturally so an instant and short lived fix is perfect.
Self tanning is not my forte so I needed some advice from an expert. xv
1. buff away dead skin using an exfoliator to allow for a smooth and streak free application
2. lightly moisturise the areas to be tanned, and allow to dry for a few minutes
3. apply the tan (about the size of a small coin for each area) to a self tanning mitt and begin on the lower body, working upwards
4. smooth the tan onto the legs using the mitt, if any areas need additional buffing, hands can be used as the tan will wash off with soap and water
apply to the legs before the feet. lightly brush over the top of the feet with the mitt, the less product on the mitt for the feet, the better
5. the underside of the arms will only need a light brush over with the mitt as they are naturally paler than the top side of the arms
6. don’t forget the upper back, and neck
*using the mitt over a long handled loofah will help to reach the difficult areas
7. Apply the tan before applying make-up, allowing the tan to dry for at least 5 minutes before beginning make-up application.
8. Once the tan has dried, a little illuminator can be applied to the collar bones, shoulders and shin bones to highlight and shimmer.