Well ladies that wonderful time of year is upon us, warm sunny days, sandals and summer dresses but we also face that dreaded moment when we have to bare our pasty skin for all to see for the first time.
But you can cheat a lovely golden glow, even if you are not an experienced tanner and the experts behind leading fake tan accessory brand, Bronzie, want to educate Brits on how to make the most of their fake tanning efforts as the sun starts to beam through the clouds this spring.
Eloise-Maryam, tanning expert to the stars and marketing manager at Bronzie said, “As we transition into the warmer months and ‘winter white’ skin starts to call for a little pick-me-up, one of the most popular questions I’m asked at this time of year is “how do I achieve a natural looking tan?” Well the answer is simple, for anything to look good on your face or body, the base needs to be cared for and prepped. You wouldn’t paint walls until they were clean, dust-free and smooth, would you?”
The ladies behind Bronzie believe that it’s really important to look after your skin, especially where fake tan is concerned. Here are Eloise’s top tips for achieving the perfect tan this spring:
“Be sure to stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water will show through your skin. We know that it’s been said time and time again, but water is like a magic tonic for skin, hair and nails, but many of us don’t drink the amount we should. Also, make sure you are buffing your body from top to bottom in order to remove the remains of any dead winter skin cells - you can use anything, like a loofa or bath sponge. Last but not least, make sure you remove your makeup before bed. Another old cliché, but trust us - your pores will clog with the makeup, and your skin will appear dull”.
“If you’re a DIY tanner, the most common way to achieve the glow you want is to go for a gradual tanning product. You can find a variety of brands in all supermarkets or online. If you have a tan product you regularly use, go ahead and use that, but just a little less of it. Instead of double layering or doing two coats over two days (which is known as double-dipping), just apply the one coat to achieve a natural glow. Creams will always last longer as they penetrate further into the outer layer of the skin. It’s also important to be extra cautious with hands, elbows knees and feet as these areas in particular tend to dry up quicker during harsh weather, causing them to develop a darker tone. In order to avoid dark patches make sure you apply extra moisturiser”.
“To create your springtime glow with your tan artist, ask for a lighter version of what you normally have – or if you usually have two coats, ask for one instead. To keep the tan alive, avoid anything that will make you sweat too much like saunas, steams, swimming pools etc, as all of these can affect the longevity of the tan, causing it to fade more quickly or even look patchy. Anything oily can also break the tan down, so make sure you use oil-free products to keep your glow looking fresh”.
“For a dewy glow, that’s not over kill, there are some amazing shimmer / illuminator / glow products on the market. Our current favourite is Charlotte Tilbury’s Super Model Body – it’s a perfect highlighter for the body, which sets the skin off beautifully with or without tan.”
Founded in 2014, Bronzie has revolutionised the fake tan market with their innovative product range, which makes light work of applying and ‘baking’ fake tan and is a favourite amongst celebrities.
The brand’s Bronzie jumpsuit has taken the fake tan market by storm as it takes all the mess out of tanning whilst making people feel sexy and stylish. Not only does the Bronzie jumpsuit make a perfect post-tan cover up by protecting clothes and bedsheets, it’s also a fashionable ‘must have’ that allows users to leave the spray booth feeling fabulous.
As well the jumpsuit, Bronzie are also well known for their ‘Got Your Back’ tanning mitt, which allows its user to tan their whole back and body, without the help of another person. Uniquely designed like an oven glove, with two mitt ends and a middle section, Bronzie’s revolutionary tanning accessory makes it easy to access those hard-to-reach areas, ensuring an even tan that looks professionally applied every time.
The Bronzie range has been noted as a celebrity favourite by Susanna Reid, Vicky Pattison, Frankie Bridge, Jessica Wright, Katie Price, Claire Sweeney, Stacey Soloman, and the dancers on hit TV show Strictly Come Dancing, to name just a few. Celebrity Big Brother beauty Casey Batchelor was one star to give the revolutionary product a once-over, calling it her ‘dream come true’.
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