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Skivvywoman Wed 23-Apr-14 21:33:53

I've only used fake tan once a couple of years ago, and I'm going to get DH to do it again tomorrow using at moritz

What's the best way to apply and how should I get him to apply?

frankietwospots Wed 23-Apr-14 22:42:44

Am watching this with interest as I have a bottle of St Moritz waiting in my bathroom cupboard...

singaporeswing Thu 24-Apr-14 04:31:11

You need a couple of days prep. Exfoliating gloves and moisturise the day before.

No moisturiser before tanning, although you might want to use a little Vaseline on dry patches on ankles, knees, wrists, elbows and hairline.

Definitely use a mitt. Circular buffing motions and thin layers. Better to do thin layers and let them dry in between.

St Moritz is fantastic and is Xen Tan.

If all else fails, I'll send round DP. He's fabulous at doing backs!

Walnut8 Thu 24-Apr-14 04:39:24

disagree that you need a couple of days! Shave/wax, exfoliate and moisturise well in the morning or at least a few hours before you put the tan on. Extra moisturiser on elbows, under arms, knees and feet including ankles half an hour before you apply the tan. I use thin latex surgical type gloves on my hands to apply the tan (have never used a mitt but that could be good too!). Apply two thin layers where you want it. If you have very dry elbows/knees etc, wipe these areas gently with a dry towel or similar after applying the tan and then rub to blend the area. Allow to dry for five mins before dressing. Try not to wash hands or get near water for at least half an hour afterwards and don't shower until the next morning.

Chottie Thu 24-Apr-14 04:58:53

Use a mitt for a smooth even finish.

Skivvywoman Thu 24-Apr-14 08:16:12

Thank you all

I'm going to get waxed this morning and I have been exfoliating and moisturising so fingers crossed it goes well as I'm away for a hen weekend tomorrow!

EasterSundaySimmons Thu 24-Apr-14 09:02:51

I use a ramer sponge instead of a mitt.

Skivvywoman Thu 24-Apr-14 09:12:05

What's that?

EasterSundaySimmons Thu 24-Apr-14 09:16:31

I can't link to one as I'm on my phone. From Boots and supermarkets. It's a dense sponge.

Skivvywoman Thu 24-Apr-14 09:17:27

Ah like a baby sponge

Skivvywoman Thu 24-Apr-14 21:24:56

DH has just tanned me 2 lights coats!
God knows what colour I'm going to be in the morning as he got carried awayshock

Justgotosleepnow Thu 24-Apr-14 21:38:15

Oh brilliant!
I had a spray tan, woke up the next morning, looked in the mirror & screamed!
But the guide colour washed off & it was just an amazing tan.
Good luck! grin

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