Au Revoir, Orange Skin!

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Spring is in the air, and that means summer is just around the corner. Over 50 per cent of women say that they feel more attractive with a tan: it makes them feel slimmer, healthier and more confident. If you want brilliantly tanned skin this summer, then fake tan will help you on your way. There are many health scares surrounding excessive sun exposure, so we all know that fake tan is the best way to get that summer glow.

Fake tan can be extremely messy, so follow our application tips to keep your fake tan streak free and beautiful.


Before you apply your fake tan, it is essential that you exfoliate all over your body. Exfoliating will remove any dead skin cells and give a nice smooth surface for you to apply your fake tan. When you are exfoliating, concentrate on any areas of your body that are prone to dry skin, such as elbows, knees and ankles. If you do not exfoliate, your fake tan will end up looking noticeably uneven, which is not a good look.


Once you have exfoliated your skin, make sure that you apply a hydrating moisturiser. If your skin is not properly hydrated, your fake tan will turn out patchy, as the dryer areas of your body will absorb more fake tan than other areas. Apply a body moisturiser such as Vaseline Intensive Care Essential Healing Lotion all over your body, concentrating on any dry areas such as elbows and knees.

Apply your fake tan

Apply your fake tan all over your body, starting with one area at a time and finishing that area before moving on. Using this technique ensures that no area of your body is left untouched. Rub the fake tan into your skin until it has all been absorbed. Use only small amounts of fake tan on any areas of dry skin to make sure that these areas don’t turn out darker than the rest of your body. One of our great fake tan tips is to wear gloves when applying fake tan to prevent orange palms. Once you have finished applying your fake tan you can repeat the process and reapply if you feel that you are not dark enough (but remember, fake tan does appear darker in colour when set onto skin).

Those were our fake tan tips, to ensure that you are looking bronzed and beautiful this spring and summer. Tweet us @MyBeautyMatches and let us know how you got on applying your fake tan.