5 FAKE TAN HACKS THAT ACTUALLY WORK!
Hack or Myth?
We're tested and tried these Fake Tan hacks and believe it or not, they work a charm to ensuring the most flawless faux tan, every time! Here are our TOP 5 Fake Tan Hacks, every babe should be doing...
HACK NO# 1
TANNING YOUR BACK
Yes, this is a wooden spoon, some tape and our Deluxe Velvet Tanning Mitt! Gone are the days bending over backwards to try and apply your Self Tanning products to your back. This hack works a treat and will give you the most flawless application in those hard to reach places.
So, how does it work? Simply, get out one of your kitchen utensils, preferably a wooden spoon or a spatula and use tape to stick the utensil to the inside of your tanning mitt.
Our very own custom back applicator. This game changing hack is going to change your life! Thank us later.
HACK NO# 2
FOR OUR DARK HAIR BABES
Kim Kardashian 'aka' The Bronze Queen has had her fair share of spray tans. There's no denying we can learn a few tips and tricks off Kim when it comes to fake tanning. So what's her hack? "I always ask my spray tanner to apply tan down the middle of my hair line" - Kim says.
Genius! A ghostly line down the middle of your head can be a dead giveaway that your glow is faux. "I normally have a centre part, so if it's not sprayed, it becomes obvious and appears really pale," Kardashian adds.
HACK NO# 3
EXTENDING YOUR FAKE TAN
Okay, so this is something that every babe serious about fake tanning needs to know! How can you make your fake tan last longer on your skin? Pro-longing your fake tan will save you time and product.
Did you know that oil based products actually break down fake tan? This not only causes your faux glow to fade quicker, it can also cause an unevenly faded tan as some areas break down faster than others. This is also known as a 'reptile', or 'tiger bread loaf' looking tan.
To ensure your body is staying bronzed for longer, opt for an oil-free moisturiser and avoid body oils altogether.
HACK NO# 4
Spotty legs is one of the challenges us babes face when it comes to fake tanning. It's totally natural and happens to almost 70% of us, so don't worry, your not alone! There is a secret though, that helps 'spotty' legs from occurring.
The Answer: Shave your legs the day before you apply fake tan as the product can make it's way into the open pores and develop a 'spotty' effect.
Tip: If you have to shave just before you apply your fake tan, run your legs under cold water to close the hair follicles before you apply the tan.
HACK NO# 5
Getting prepped to perfection, 'aka' prep-fection is key to ensure a flawless, even looking fake tan. There are certain areas of your body that need some extra TLC. Aside from the absolute essential step of exfoliating your entire body, particular parts of your body should be moisturised prior to applying fake tan.
Hydrating your skins dry areas will prevent tan from sticking to parts of your skin. This is what causes uneven colour application and a patchy tan.
Here are the areas we recommend moisturising before fake tanning: