The Top 5: Fake Tan Tips By Amanda Harrington

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    We prep our face before makeup, our hair before styling so what not prep the skin before tanning!? This gives the best, longest lasting results. The ideal tan prep starts 24 hours beforehand with a lovely warm bath. This removes any leftover tan, softens the skin and ensures that when you start to exfoliate that all the dead skin will get removed. Remove any unwanted hair at this point too as this allow the pores time to close again. The best method of exfoliation is with a scrub like our New Skin Face and New Skin Body. This reveals the smooth, hydrated skin underneath and provides the perfect canvas for applying tan. You should do this straight after the aforementioned bath and at least 12 hours – and ideally 24 hours beforehand. Take me there >

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    Hydration – fake tan is known for drying out your skin as it contains alcohol and this is what makes it scaly and patchy. To combat, apply a later of pre colour Gradual Tan primer. My range is packed with collagen and hyaluronic acid to keep skin smooth and supple. Take me there >

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    That being said, it’s always a good idea to protect troublesome dry areas – the bits of the body that are renowned for collecting tan and making it look patchy. I used my Ultra Balm on knees, elbows, and ankles to prevent this from happening. Take me there >

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    Pick the right colour for your skin tone from our three expertly crafted skin tones: Natural Rose, Natural Honey and Natural Olive. These colours are so much more than your industry average of ‘light, medium, dark’ – I spent many years perfecting the colour tints by taking colouring, skin tone and the way you tan naturally into consideration. This means the tan doesn’t sit lifelessly on your skin but makes your skin look like the best version of itself! Take me there >

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    Tan has the ability to contour and conceal. Once you’ve applied one layer, use the brush to go in and define key areas. For instance, you can emphasise areas like the décolletage by sweeping it in half moon shapes from the cleavage to the underarms, pop under the collarbones and over the shoulders to make them subtly darker, which makes them pop – and is very sexy. Take me there >