Wanna get a Cannes Beach tan BEFORE you hit the beach?
Chances are you attempted to self-tan once or twice. Hopefully you’ve avoided the dreaded oompa loompa look, to get the low-down on how to apply self-tanner without turning orange (or into a Vegas showgirl.)
This first step is the MOST important step!
Step 1: Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate
This may be self-tanning 101, but it bears repeating. I used a body scrub that sloughs off dead skin so you’re working with a smooth surface. The cells on your body regularly shed to reveal new, healthier skin underneath. The cellular turnover process slows as we get older. You can give it a helping hand by reaching for a great body scrub.
A scrub works in a number of ways: As you shower, massage it over your body, the exfoliating granules will help to remove dead skin cells, and the rubbing action itself boosts circulation increasing blood flow to the skin’s surface.
Back to Basics Body Scrub contains Sea Salt, Seaweed Extract, Argon oil and Aloe extract.
If you’re going to shave or wax, give your skin 24 hours to recover before self-tanning!
Step 2: Moisturize
Before you apply self-tanner, use an oil-free moisturizer like Marine Collagen Lotion on your hands, feet, elbows, between your toes and knees. The skin is thicker and slightly drier on these areas & so the tan develops more quickly. Lotion will ensure even coverage, and can be used to blend between your wrist and your palm, for example, and to smooth out any darker patches. If you have grey or blond hair, adding lotion to your hairline will prevent your locks from turning brassy. (being blonde…this comes from experience!)
Step 3: Don’t skimp on product
One of the biggest self-tanning faux pas is not using enough. You want to cover your skin liberally. It doesn’t have to be even, just make sure it’s covered. A good rule of thumb is one pump per arm and two pumps per leg, but if you find you’re not fully covered, don’t be afraid to use more. It won’t mean a darker color—just a more even tan. Apply on dry skin in sections & wash hands after each section. Make sure you blend, Blend, BLEND! I love Cannes Beach Firming Self Tanner. Cannes Beach provides natural looking tan which builds gradually with each application. It’s subtle tint also adds an instant effect and makes it easier to achieve even coverage.
Give your skin time to dry before reapplying clothes or swimming.
Don’t forget the SPF!!
Just because you look bronzed doesn’t mean you can’t still get burned! Apply sunscreen over your self-tanner if you’re going to be in the sun.
May you have the tan from Cannes Beach!
Till next time………..