Most of us love that natural tanned color, it makes us look healthy and radiant, that’s probably the reason a lot of us love old ironside fakes ph tanning! There are some simple things to remember when fake tanning to ensure that you get the most out of your sessions.
Firstly make sure that you choose a good product. The fake tanning market is saturated with poor quality products that leave a horrible orange complexion, we’ve all seen them! Make sure you use a good quality product, my two favorite are St Tropez and Joliese self tanner. Once you have your fake tanner the first thing you’re going to want to do is to test it on a small area of skin that you don’t normally have exposed (I usually use my feet as a test!) By doing this you can make sure that you’re happy with the complexion it is going to give you. Remember that fake tan products can react different with different people so it’s always a good idea to test it before you cover your entire body with it!
Once you’re happy with your tested area then it’s time to apply it! You are going to want to take your time with this step, apply it slowly and evenly and massage it into your skin, make sure you cover all areas thoroughly to ensure you don’t leave any streaks. A lot of fake tan products (including Joliese) act as moisturizers and so are great for your skin which is an added bonus, it also makes it that bit more worthwhile to take your time when applying it.
Once you have applied your fake tan all over its time to let it dry, don’t skip this step! The worst thing you can do is not let it dry and then put your clothes back on straight away, you can easily end up smearing the fake tan and the end result with give you streaks! I usually watch ten minutes of TV or something whilst waiting for it to dry. Remember that some fake tanners take longer to dry than others, the one I’m using currently (Joliese) is great because it dries quickly.
Once you’ve all dried out your pretty much done, I usually take a quick shower after I’m done. Again, some fake tan products don’t smell so fantastic so having a shower after is a necessity! Luckily Joliese is not like this so you don’t have to worry about smelling badly after!
Remember that it’s always worth while spending that little bit of extra time putting your fake tan on, it really can make all the difference! If you massage the fake tan in properly and let it dry naturally then you will end up with a flawless finish without any streaks, not only but that but your fake tan is likely to last longer!