Top Tips for Faking It! - Really Ree
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Top Tips for Faking It!

18 Jul 2011 (Updated: 20 May 2014)

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Top Tips for Self Tanning
Self tan can be your best friend if you do it right, but your worst enemy if it all goes streaky-freaky. Get the perfect glow and you can cut down on make-up, get your legs out without the fear of blinding people and most importantly it means you don’t have to waste hours of your life sunbathing which can lead to premature skin ageing, and worst of all, skin cancer.
I have a naturally very pale skin tone, and after years of denial and pointless sunbathing, I finally accepted this fact and have been using self tanner all year round ever since.
Here are my tips for getting a perfect, natural-looking tan straight from the bottle.
To ensure you have a lovely smooth canvass on which to apply the tan, it is crucial to exfoliate in the shower before applying self tan. Pay particular attention to dry skin areas, such as knees, ankles, elbows and hands because the self tan will stick to any rough patches and appear darker than the rest of your skin. I have been using a lovely scrub from French beauty brand Melvita. Their Algascience Body Scrub is gorgeously gritty and contains Silica granules to exfoliate. It is super gentle at the same time.

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