Forget swimsuit season, if you’re like us you just want to show off your perfectly bronzed arms and legs without any of the all-too-real damaging effects.
Don’t sweat it! We have several strategies to get your skin looking summer ready in a snap.
Regardless of skin tone, a little sunless tanner can make a big difference. Light skin will look healthy and toned, while darker complexions will appear deeper and flawless.
- Avoid a self tanning disaster and choose a product that builds color gradually over 3-5 applications. There is much less room for error.
FACE: Choose a product formulated for the more delicate skin on your face. Mix a couple drops into your moisturiser and work over face, neck and ears with your buffing brush. Apply daily or every other day to maintain a hint of colour.
BODY: Select a tan extender or daily glow product like and work over clean skin with your hands. Don’t forget to clean between fingers and palms after application. Apply once a day until desired shade is achieved, and then every 1-3 days to maintain colour.
“My skin has no imperfections” – said no women ever. Whether its a bruise, acne, scratch, veins, scar, or hyper pigmentation you may want to minimize the blemish with body makeup. Professional artists have long been applying body makeup to perfect their client’s skin for photos and film, but for a coverage that looks natural to the naked eye, the key is to keep it sheer.
- Spot covering the problem area only can look obvious, so add a little product over the entire region (legs, arms, chest, back).
- Create your own body makeup with a foundation and a body moisturiser. Mix a dollop of body lotion with a drop or two of foundation and blend onto skin with your hands. Apply several lighter layers to ensure an even application. Allow legs to air dry for a few minutes before getting dressed.
Completely covering a tattoo or discolouration isn’t easy and it takes a lot of time to apply multiple layers.
Skin looking a bit flat or dry no matter how much moisturiser you apply? Get glowing with a spritz of body oil.
- Apply your body lotion as usual, then get dressed. Spritz a dry body oil evenly over exposed skin. Blend lightly with your fingers if needed and enjoy a healthy glow.
What is your secret to getting skin ready for summer?