5 Steps to Faking It Fast

5 Steps to Faking It Fast

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No more bright orange blotches, streaks and scary smells. To get your DIY glow just right – even when you’re in a hurry – follow these easy insider tricks…

Sun-free tanning has come a long way. Advanced self-tanning products and in-salon applications mean no more bright orange blotches, streaks and scary smells. To get your DIY glow just right – even when you’re in a hurry – follow these easy insider tricks…

1. DE-FUZZ

Remove all traces of hair (and existing self-tanner) by waxing or shaving before you get started. A perfect tan requires a perfectly clean foundation.

Our favourite:

Schick Hydro Silk Razor (R 104.95, leading retailers)

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2. EXFOLIATE

For an even tan, you need smooth skin. Don’t skimp on your favourite body polish and use a dry brush for hard-to-reach areas.

We recommend:

Clarins Smoothing Body Scrub for New Skin (R 395, Edgars)

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Long-Handled Cactus Bath Brush (R 175, The Body Shop )

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3. QUENCH

One you’ve dried off completely, replenish moisture with a nourishing oil.

We love:

Lipidol After Shower Oil (R 80, Clicks).

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4. PROTECT

Kiss telltale orange hands goodbye. Invest in a box of latex gloves (your local pharmacy should stock them) and whip on a pair before you apply your self-tanning product.

5. MOVE IT!
For an even application, you need speed and a strong technique. Apply small amounts of product to your palms and gently massage into your skin, working from your feet upwards. Don’t neglect the area between your toes; the back of your ankles; ears, and under your armpits. Carefully work product into your hairline and do your arms last to avoid smudging.

Best bets:

The Tan Lab Innovative Gradual Tan (R 240 from www.thetanlab.co.za )

Self Tan Medium The Tan Lab

BB Beauties, do you prefer your glow faux or naturally sun-kissed? Let us know below.

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