Wednesday, 25 January 2017

My Fake Tanning Routine



As you may or may not be aware but I am in love with fake tanning. I love having a tan but I hate going in the sun so St Tropez is my life. I should own shares in St Tropez by now because I have been using their products for so long and I have spent that much with them but I really think that it is worth it.

So, I wanted to share with you guys my fake tanning routine. Over the years, I have had fake tanning disasters and I have got to a stage now where I can nail it every time. There is the odd time where the glove I have been using has split midway through and I have had a black hand, but that is only very rarely… Anyway, let’s just jump into the post!

Before I apply my tan I go and stand in the shower for a good ten minutes with the heat on really high. I find that this helps to lift the tan off my skin a little before I go in and exfoliate. I then put on my exfoliating gloves, I got these from Amazon, they were only cheap ones but they work so well. I don’t use body wash to scrub, I use a small bit of shampoo. I just think that Shampoo lathers really well and cleans the body so much more than body wash. In areas that are hard to get off I will use some body scrub with some grit to make sure that it has all came off.

Then once I am out of the shower I will sit in my robe for a while. I don’t like to rub my skin even more with the towel to dry because I have already been quite harsh in the shower. I just like to give myself half an hour to dry completely and let my skin get back to normal.

Before I start to tan I use a nice and thick moisturiser on the areas of my body which get pretty dry so that’s my ankles, knees, elbows, my hands and face. If you don’t moisturise these areas, the tan will cling to them and it will look dry and really dark.

Then I put on a latex glove with my fake tanning glove on over the top. This just makes sure that you won’t end up with really dark palms. I then go in with my St Tropez in dark. I start off on my chest because I find it hard for tanner to stick to this area so I have to do a couple coats.

Then I start tanning from the ankles up. I fake tan off of my body, I just feel so much better when it is all on. On each section of my body I use two pumps of the tanner and then if I need it I will add more. It is very hard to take the tanner away if you apply too much so I start off with a very small amount and if I need more I will just add one more pump.

For my face I don’t put any tanner directly on it I just use whatever is left on the glove. When my whole body has one layer on I go back on my chest with another to deepen the colour. Once I am brown all over I will put my robe on but not fasten it and then lay on my bed and just let it soak in before I get clothes on and move around.

In hard to dry areas I will blot the skin with a little talc on a really large fluffy brush. I use this on the areas behind the knees, the elbow, around your boobs and your neck to make sure that it sets.

After leaving it on for as long as possible I will then shower and rise the excess product off, leaving me with a nice deep olive looking tan.

If you want more information on my tanning routine or you have any questions please leave them below or email me and I will back to you as soon as possible!





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  1. I've heard so many good things about this fake tan. I always used the cheapo St.Moriz but maybe it's time for change!

    Beckie xo || The Pale Tails

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    1. I have used St Moriz for years and I do love it. For me the St Tropez just lasts a little longer on the skin. But, for £30 a bottle I would expect it to!

      Danielle xx

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  2. I used to be obsessed with fake tan too and while I don't use it anywhere near as much as I used to, St. Tropez is always my tan of choice! I love using the in-shower gradual range at the minute as I'm super pale so don't anything too drastic x

    Always, Alice

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    1. I haven't tried the in-shower range because I just couldn't see how it could work. I might have to check it out!

      Danielle xx

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  3. I really want to get into tanning but I'm so scared of having a disaster and never really known what to do when it comes to my face!xx

    Lucy x | lucy-cole.co.uk

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    1. I was always like that before I took the plunge!
      I would just go for the normal gradual version, at least then if it does go wrong it wouldn't be too dark!

      Danielle xx

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  4. I used to only use St Tropez but eventually started to try others & I now love Xen Tan and Bondi Sands too. St Tropez is great for a deep tan but I'm not crazy about the scent! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. I really want to try Bondi Sands, I have heard so many people have so much to say about it!

      Danielle xx

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  5. I've been dying to try this! Thank you for the information! I use loving tan or body drench and i've been looking for a change. I want more of a deep tan so it sounds like this is the product for me!!!!
    I LOVE this color! I've been dying to get it! My skin tone is more on the olive side, so its always difficult for me to find light pinky shades that compliment me. I usually lean towards deeper pinks with warm purple tones to counter act my olive. I can't wait to get my hands on this color!

    https://bbbeautydesigns.com

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    1. I really want to try Loving Tan but it is so hard to get here in the UK. I went to order it off an Australian website but the shipping worked out more than the product!

      Danielle xx

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