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i am Sh*t at girl stuff.... please tell me what i need to know. Please.
Hi i need to fake tan, my legs could cause snow blindness, my scottish heritage is to blame!
How do i do it? I have never fake tanned but i have lost some weight (2st) and would like to get my legs out without fear of causing retinal disturbances. I have very dry knees ( a recent thing, bloody ageing) and i think i need to exfoilate - is there anything else i should know???
Pale and interesting is all well and good but i need to shake things up a bit. Hhheellpp, please.
You can get a spray ran done in a salon? Some still do the old exfoliation and rub in tans too.
If you're doing it yourself, I'd say you have two options- buy an over the counter one and get advice (boots number 7 was one I was addicted to in my 20's). OR buy a gradual build up moisturiser/self tan such as garnier summer body (currently my natural looking favourite).
As a new user I'd say exfoliate properly first. Put moisturiser on. Then your choice of fake tan.
Accept you're going to make some mistakes. Exfoliation normally helps to remove them. I've been fake tanning since my teens and went over a patch of eczema last week which ended up in a darker shade than the rest of me. It's gone now.
scratchy gloves are the best! Can be useful to buy a fake tan that has a guide colour so you know where its going, st tropez mouse is fab! i like to put moisturizer on knees, elbow, armpits, feet and hands before starting Always use a mitt, and once applied sleep in it and wash it off in morning. Moisturize everyday, and once you've applied to body, lightly with whats left on the mitt go over hand and feet. I have wrote all these tips in a funny order but hope they help!
I rarely do it and salon tans come out way too dark on me (ginger!) so I buy a cheapish bottle of Nivea tan or something for fairer skin and then blend that half and half with moisturiser - I have a large bottle of body shop cocoa butter stuff that works a treat.
Scrubby gloves in the shower first. Moisturiser helps it go on without streaking. And a bronzing powder for top ups later once it's dry.