There are a huge number of people who would probably opt to use fake tan in the summer as a safer alternative to lying in the sun if it wasn’t for the unmistakeable orange tint that it leaves on your skin. Fake tan doesn’t have to look like this though because if you prepare your skin properly you won’t be left with patches that can’t be absorbed.
If you don’t prepare your skin for tanning then some areas of your body will absorb the product better than others in which case you’ll end up with unsightly orange patches; if however you make an effort to prepare you’ll end up with a natural, all over glow.
You should start by exfoliating the skin and concentrate in areas that are prone to becoming dry and rough like the knees and elbows. Dermalogica’s Exfoliating Body Scrub is perfect for this; it will remove any dead or dulling skin cells from your entire body and soften dry areas for maximum absorption.
After exfoliating it’s also a good idea to moisturise so that your skin is fully conditioned; try Dermalogica’s Body Hydrating Cream – it will restore the skin’s lost moisture and lock in hydration too. Once you’ve exfoliated and moisturised you’re ready to apply your tan and head out with a sun kissed glow without causing damage to your skin.