We've finally had a taste of summer! Jumpers are back in the wardrobe (for now!) and have been replaced with shorts and t-shirts. Whether or not the warmer temperatures are here to stay, we're planning on sporting a gorgeous and glowing tan!
The temperamental British weather got us thinking about how we can achieve a natural, glowing and most importantly safe tan all year round! Read on for our top tips and the products you need to get the glow
Prep your skin
First things first, when planning to tan, you must prepare your skin. No matter which method you choose, ensure hair removal is done 24 hours before and you should moisturise the day prior to tanning. Exfoliation is key to a flawless tan, especially in areas of rougher skin like the elbows, knees and feet. Dry body brushing is a great way to exfoliate, boost circulation and improve the appearance of cellulite.
Or for body exfoliation with added 'oomph', Jan Marini Bioglycolic Resurfacing Body Scrub
combines glycolic acid and polished granules for an aggressive yet safe approach for noticeable skin rejuvenation. The formulation immediately addresses roughened or calloused areas of skin whilst enhancing overall smoothness and tone.An added bonus is the exfoliating ingredients in Jan Marini Bioglycolic Resurfacing Body Scrub are not made from microbeads. They are made from biodegradable ingredients derived from renewable resources and are therefore not harmful to the environment.
Get the Glow
Now your skin is suitably soft and prepared for the application of tan, which one should you use? We've listed our favourite multi-tasking tanners that are guaranteed to give you a natural glow.Vitage Limited Edition Illuminating Tanning Drops
Customise your self-tan with these unique tanning drops! These innovative tanning drops are added to your usual moisturiser for a customer tan that can be easily applied to the face and body. The Illuminating Tanning Drops are super-concentrated so you only need 1-2 drops for a subtle glow or bump it up to 3-4 drops to wake up a bronzed goddess!Tancream SPF 50 Gradual Self Tan
Another innovative tanning product, this time you can achieve a bronzed glowing tan whilst protecting skin against harmful UVA and UVB rays with SPF50. Tancream was developed by leading UK sun care experts, the hydrating lotion can be used daily on the face and body to provide a high level of sun protection.The lotion is also enriched with instant bronzers that develop throughout the day to create a gorgeous, streak free, golden glow whilst also disguising the appearance of blemishes, age spots and stretch marks. Tancream is odour free, non-greasy and the lightweight lotion nourishes and hydrates skin.Ultrasun After Sun Tan Booster
This soothing after sun gel nourishes skin and boosts skin's hydration levels, but what makes it different from any other after sun? It also enhances your natural tan! The fast-absorbing, non-greasy and lightly perfumed gel contains 2% DHA Plus, which enhances your natural tan with an instant and long-lasting cooling effect to the skin.The perfect remedy after a day in the sun to both cool skin and help you achieve a flawless tan!Institut Esthederm Bronz Impulse Pre-tanning Spray
This innovative mist helps to strengthen the skin's natural defences against the sun. Skin is prepared for tanning and allows it to adapt naturally to the sun whilst optimising sunscreen.Simply spray the mist onto the face and body and allow to dry. Apply every morning for 15 days prior to sun exposure to diminish skin reaction to the sun and increase the skin's tanning capacity. Apply in the evening and twenty minutes before sun exposure to strengthen skin's ability to adapt to the sun.Without doubt, the most important thing to remember when tanning is to protect your skin “ and not just on holiday, everyday! Damaging UVA and UVB rays can cause skin cancer and premature ageing. Using a minimum SPF30 everyday and reapplying regularly will help to protect your skin against these harmful rays.Read our blog about everything you need to know when choosing an SPF
or for more information speak to our skincare experts 0113 282 3181
.Written for you by: Alex, Face the FutureImage source: freepik.com