As the nights close in, you wouldn’t be alone if you’re looking for ways to keep your summer glow for as long as possible.
And while many of us turn to fake tan, occasionally we live to regret this – insofar as our skin is left streaky, spotted and orange.
However, fake tan streaking could soon be a thing of the past, now that Australian blogger, Elle Ferguson, has shared the one thing she does in the shower to stop her tan from streaking.
Australian blogger, Elle Ferguson (pictured), recently revealed the one thing she does in the shower to stop her fake tan from streaking or ‘spotting’
As well as starting with clean, fresh and exfoliated skin, Elle (pictured) revealed she will turn the shower on cold for a few seconds to let her ‘pores close’ before applying tan
Speaking to Gritty Pretty magazine’s autumn edition, the 33-year-old revealed exactly what she does for a golden glow:
‘Before I apply fake tan, I always start with clean, fresh and exfoliated skin,’ she told the publication.
‘Before you get out of the shower, I recommend turning the water on cold for a few seconds – the pores close and subsequently you will use less tan,’ she added.
The popular style blogger added that she will always start from her legs and ‘work up to the rest of your body’ (left, stock image) – Elle has just launched her own fake tan (right)
The popular style blogger added that she will always start from her legs and ‘work up to the rest of your body’.
Lastly, Elle said she swears by the age-old trick of rubbing moisturiser onto her palms and up to her wrists when she’s done.
This helps to let the tan blend naturally, rather than giving you orange hands, ‘which can often be a tell-tale sign of self-tanner.’
Lastly, Elle said she swears by the age-old trick of rubbing moisturiser onto her palms and up to her wrists when she’s done (pictured: Elle’s fake tan)
It was recently revealed that Bondi Sands’ 1 Hour Express Tanning Foam is the best-selling fake tan in the world (pictured)
Elle recently launched her own fake tan product, The Elle Effect, which she describes on her website as the ‘first all over body glow’.
The product retails for $49.95, while an accompanying fake tan mitt costs $9.95.
‘Scented like roses and inspired by the Californian sun this tan is sure to leave you looking like a tanned goddess,’ Elle wrote on her site.
Celebrity fake tanner, James Read (pictured), recently shared his fake tan tips with FEMAIL – which include prepping your skin like it’s a ‘canvas’
‘Wax and shave 24 hours before tanning, exfoliate over a 48 hour period to remove old tan, and moisturise the dry areas on your skin such as your hands, feet, knees and elbows before tanning,’ James told FEMAIL
Elsewhere, popular fake tan products include bottles from the likes of Bondi Sands – whose 1 Hour Express Tanning Foam was recently labelled the best-selling fake tan in the world – and James Read’s gradual tan, which is available in Australia from MECCA.
How to ‘tantour’ yourself to look thinner
* Apply your tan the night before, then wash it off in the morning and stand in front of a mirror.
* Use a bronzing mist on all of the areas where the light hits – like the front of the legs, shoulders, décolletage and the tops of your arms.
* Leave this on for two hours to add a contoured effect in these areas.
Source: James Read
Celebrity fake tanner, James Read, previously shared his fake tan tips with FEMAIL.
According to James, you should ‘never over-apply’ and you ought to ‘treat your skin like a canvas and make it clear before you apply your new tan’.
‘Wax and shave 24 hours before tanning, exfoliate over a 48 hour period to remove old tan, and moisturise the dry areas on your skin such as your hands, feet, knees and elbows before tanning,’ James told Daily Mail Australia.
‘When it comes to the hands and feet, apply the leftover tan on your tanning mitt from the arms onto the hands and the leftover product from the legs onto the feet and ankles.
‘You can do your back with a tanning mitt attached to a wooden spoon with an elastic band wrapped around.’