A healthy glow is a great confidence booster but with many of us keen to avoid those sun-inducing lines and wrinkles, the best way to achieve a great looking tan is to fake it! If you’ve been hiding away under the black opaque’s for the past month, our tanning guide can help you achieve a lovely bronze glow that will take you right through until Summer. But don’t forget, getting both the preparation and application right is essential. If your skin isn’t prepared correctly then your fake tan or Golden Shimmer Body Oil might streak, fade or look uneven. If you make sure your skin is perfectly primed for self tanning then your golden glow will look far more natural and last much longer.
Dry Brush your legs and exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! Dry, rough patches of skin are a major no-no as the fake tan will cling to the surface of the skin resulting in unsightly orange patches or leave dark spots around the dead skin build up around your hair follicle.
Exfoliation is essential if you want a natural looking tan. Spend some time for a few days before you self tan dry body brushing each day, paying particular attention to dry areas like knees, elbows and heels. When you are in the shower use the Bodecare Sisal Exfoliating Mitt to gently exfoliate and clean skin using your favourite bath gel. Always apply an organic body moisturiser after you shower to keep your skin hydrated and supple. Exfoliating will prevent tan from becoming too dark in the dryer areas, which would leave a blotchy finish. When you are ready shave or wax your skin so you will look silky smooth and then apply your self-tanning lotion.
After your self-tan has absorbed and you are looking like you just got back from the South of France, you can enhance your tan using a natural Shimmer Body Oil. Each day apply the Remedica Exquisite Coconut and Moni Scented Shimmer oil. It is a natural golden shimmer made with coconut oil and Tahitian Tiara flower the golden shimmer is natural Mica from the earth (the same ingredient they use in mineral make-up to create a shimmer) It leaves your skin moist and beautifully scented with a golden glow that is very subtle, this will prolong your self-tan.
Best time to start dry body brushing again is after about 3-4 days when you can see that your self-tan is starting to wear off. Combine dry brushing and using the Bodecare Exfoliating Mitt to gently remove the self tanning lotion evenly and after a few days your skin will be back to it’s original colour. Continue to use the Golden Shimmer Oil for a natural glow.
Good News! Bodecare is now selling the Natural Moni Scented Shimmer Body Oil and as an Introductory offer every purchase of the Golden Shimmer oil will receive a Free Sisal Exfoliating Mitt worth $12.90.