It’s Spring! (allegedly) I don’t know about you but my skin looks rather greyish and I dream of really warm, sunny days to finally arrive. Since the weather forecast doesn’t look very promising, I’m going to add some colour and glow back to my skin with some great natural and organic self-tanners and other beauty essentials.
For a nice and even result of self-tanning, I first make sure to exfoliate my skin with some lovely scrubs and masks. For my body I currently use Green People Sugar Scrub with Shea butter which leaves my skin ultra smooth, soft, and moisturised. For my face I obviously use my beloved NUDE Miracle Mask. After that I just apply some moisturiser on my face and I’m ready for the self-tanning ritual. I put vinyl gloves on as I don’t really fancy having orange-tinted hands, and I take one pump of the Chocolate Sun Cocoa Glow (which is the best fake tanning lotion in the world and it really does smell like chocolate!) and rub it between my hands and start applying it on my legs, making sure I massage it really well into my skin, using circular motion which helps to avoid any streaky lines when the fake tan develops. I then move up to my belly and back and continue with the same procedure as mentioned above. I finish it up with my arms and forearms. When I’m done with all that I put the tiniest amount on my feet and my hands (ALWAYS remember to put less self-tan on your feet, hands, knees elbows, and any dry patches as you may end up with terrible darker spots there). I let it all sink into my skin for a couple of minutes and I put my pyjamas on (in a dark colour only!). I then use a new, clean vinyl glove to rub in the Chocolate Sun Cocoa Illume Lite on my face, using the same method I did for my body. I also apply some oil on my lips and eyebrows to avoid tinting them.
If I don’t feel like self-tanning, I just use some bareMinerals Faux Tan All-Over Face Colour on my face. It’s such a great year-round bronzer. It gives a nice glow to the face, without this terrible orange or muddy look. You can apply it either all over your face and neck or solely to the high points of your face where sun would naturally hit, so cheekbones, forehead, bridge of the nose, and brow bone. Also, a little goes a long way with this powder, so be careful not to overdo it. Too much tan is never chic.
Voilà! Glowing, sun-kissed skin without the sun’s damaging rays.