I have tried a few brands of fake tan, but I am most comfortable with using Brazilian tan. I have been hearing a lot about St. Tropez so maybe in the future I will check that out, but only because I like experimenting with new things, Brazilian tan is awesome and gives a very even and real looking tan. I put it on last night and I got sooo many comments today about how good my tan was looking and questions about what methods I used to get it and so on. So I decided to share with you guys how I do it :)
At first make sure you are recently shaved (if you shave with the tan on, the tan will go off as well as the hairs). I always take a hot bath before and scrub my skin so it´s super clean. After I´ve dried I put on lots of moisturizer to get my skin real soft.
|These are the moisturizers I use, both from Nivea. One for face and one for body :)|
|Tan and gloves ready :)|
When finished I let it dry for just a couple of minutes. The good thing about Brazilian tan is that it dries really quickly. But it kind of smells....so be prepared for that. Then I put on some baggy pants and a baggy shirt.....no underwear (you will get marks from anything tight) and then I go straight to bed.
In the morning when I wake up I start washing my face with a hot wet wash cloth. If I see any uneven tan on my body I use the wash cloth on those too (if any then usually on the fingers, toes and/or elbows). Then I take a shower and wash up with soap. Just like a normal shower lol :) After I´ve dried I put on a lot of moisturizer again. This is too get rid of the remainings of the tan smell, to prevent the skin from getting dry and to make the tan last longer. I usually don´t wear tight jeans the first day after tanning, since I have gotten white lines after the inseam in the past.
|Before and after. Not the same lighting but you can definitely see that the tan looks good :)|
|Happy with my tan this morning :)|
Hope this can help someone out with using fake tan