We’d all love to spend all day basking in the sun to give us the golden skin glow. But the better option for a quick and safe golden glow is FAKE TAN. Your first tip to give a streak-free long-lasting golden glow is all in the skin prep.

Should I shave before tanning?

Whatever your hair removal method is, it’s always best to be silky smooth and hair-free right before you tan. Make sure you shave at least 24 hours prior to applying false tan to ensure the hair follicles have closed back up, therefore avoiding the speckled look. After waxing I love to use Decleor’s Post Removal Cream, with Clove and Chamomile Essential Oils to provide an instant soothing effect.

Should I exfoliate before tanning?

You want to create the smoothest canvas possible, which is why it’s also important to exfoliate. “You need to blitz and buff away all evidence of your previous tan to ensure an even base so your new glow goes on beautifully and looks flawless. I love using the Estelle & thild Renewing Body Scrub vanilla tangerine , this scrub gently exfoliates your skin and  enriches your skin with nourishing oils and Shea Butter.

How long after moisturising can I fake tan?

For an even tan, you should keep your skin moisturised and nourished. However, it’s very important to moisturise at least 24 hours before applying your chosen tanning lotion, as the moisturiser acts as a barrier, preventing the tanning formula from accessing the skin. When it’s time to tan, we recommends using a light moisturiser on the following areas: elbows, knees, knuckles, between the fingers, inner wrists, ankles and toes. These areas are especially prone to build up and can end up looking a lot darker than the rest of your skin. If you wish to maintain your glow and ensure an even fade, moisturising is a must. I love to use Estelle & thilds softening body lotion. This is a silky-smooth Body Lotion which is fast-absorbing and light formula that provides essential moisture to balance your skin.

One of my favourite tans that I like to use that gives me a natural glow all year round is Estelle & Thild Self Tan Drops. These liquid drops give me complete moisture levels and a natural sun kissed glow. I Simply just add a few of the tan drops to my moisturiser, this gives me a lovely natural medium tan. Then for nights out and a more intense tan , I would add 4 to 6 drops to my moisturiser.

So by following the above steps you will be able to tan with confidence with what ever tan you like to use.