Tanning Tips

Well the sun has finally arrived and we are soaking up every minute of it! With brighter days, come lighter clothes and it’s time to get those legs out! So today I thought I would share a few of my tanning faves for gorgeous glowing pins.

Preparation is key before applying any sort of tan and it’s important to exfoliate regularly and keep legs moisturised. I’m currently using Clarins Tonic Body Polisher which is packed full of essential oils of Rosemary Rosewood, Mint, Sugar and Salt crystals. It’s like an at home spa experience and leaves skin feeling so soft!
I visited Waxperts in Dun Laoghaire last week and couldn’t leave without their new Beautiful Body Oil. It is just lovely for locking in moisture after showering and it’s also very soothing after waxing or shaving. Plus the light lavender smell is divine!
My tan of choice is Wow Brown Ready to Glo dark. I’ve been using this for a couple of years now and love it for a few reasons. It’s dark on application, making it much easier to apply since you can actually see where it’s going. No ‘oops I missed a spot’ moments! I usually apply in the evening and rinse it off in the shower the following morning. The instructions recommend leaving 5 hours for it to develop, so it can be applied on the same day if that suits you better. It doesn’t smell or rub off on clothes after it has been rinsed, which is a huge plus. My favourite thing about this tan though is its longevity – it lasts up to 10 days and just fades away without going patchy.
Finally for the added glow, I have been using Victoria’s Secret Leg Shine which I mentioned in my London Shopping post here. This comes on a stick, which I just apply to the bone down the centre of my legs and then blend in lightly. It gives the most gorgeous sheen and isn’t half as scary as it looks in the packaging! I was worried at first when I saw how ‘gold’ the colour was but it blended in perfectly with my base tan. It’s not sticky and smells nice too!
Have you tried any of these products or do you have any tanning tips to share? We’d love to hear them in the comments below or on Facebook.

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