With summer in the air in the southern hemisphere, thousands of women across Australia will be reaching for the fake tan bottle to give them a golden look without having to go out in the sun.
And now, some of the world’s top It girls and celebrities have revealed their fake tan secrets.
While for British model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley the key lies in your preparation the night before, actress Erika Heynatz said it’s all about contouring your body to make you look longer and slimmer.
Some of the world’s top It girls and celebrities including Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (pictured) have revealed their fake tan secrets
Model and singer Cheyenne Tozzi (pictured) revealed her biggest fake tan tip is to start slow and build up gently
Model and singer Cheyenne Tozzi revealed to Beauticate that her biggest tip with fake tan is to start slow.
‘Moisturisers with a hint of DHA (the tanning ingredient) are almost impossible to stuff up as they allow you to build up a desired colour,’ she told the publication.
Cheyenne is a big fan of Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturiser Medium to Tan, which costs just $6.59 from Priceline.
If you think your colour is too light, you can easily build up more colour the next time you have a shower.
A good tan starts with a solid regime the night before, and model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (pictured) said if she wants a golden glow from home, she will always have a lengthy shower beforehand where she exfoliates and moisturises her elbows, knees and knuckles
Prepare the night before
A good tan starts with a solid regime the night before, and model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley said if she wants a golden glow from home, she will always have a lengthy shower beforehand.
‘Preparing your skin is paramount. Make sure your skin is exfoliated prior, and do any hair removal at least one day before,’ she said.
Rosie’s top tip is to add a ‘little bit’ of moisturiser on your elbows, knees and around your knuckles before you tan.
This will ensure it won’t grab or stain.
While It girl Elle Ferguson (pictured) might be known for her ‘Elle Effect’ fake tan, she said even the fake tan obsessives consult the experts when they get a fake tan
Consult the pros
While It girl Elle Ferguson might be known for her ‘Elle Effect’ fake tan, she said even the fake tan obsessives consult the experts when they get a fake tan.
‘I go to Tan Temple with my own mousse and get them to put it through their spray gun,’ she told the publication.
Gone are the days when you had to apply fake tan with your fingers and wash your hands carefully afterwards; Lara Worthington (pictured) loves a mitt
Embrace your glove
Gone are the days when you had to apply fake tan with your fingers and wash your hands carefully afterwards.
Now, tanning mitts are all the rage – and Lara Worthington is a huge fan.
‘I start my tanning from head to toe and I always use a mitt, otherwise it just gets everywhere,’ Lara said.
She recommends you erase any streaks as you go, to avoid letting them soak in.
‘I start my tanning from head to toe and I always use a mitt, otherwise it just gets everywhere,’ Lara (pictured) said
Contour your body
Actress Erika Heynatz said contouring doesn’t have to be just for your makeup, as you can do it with your tan too.
Erika said she had a great contoured tan recently before a photo shoot, and she said it ‘shaved off a few kilos and gave me a free six pack’.
Beauty blogger Lauren Curtis (pictured) believes your tan should always match your face makeup. She often uses a bright lipstick or nail varnish
Match your makeup
Beauty blogger Lauren Curtis believes your tan should always match your face makeup.
Try to make sure your body is a similar colour to your foundation, and add a ‘nude salmon pink’ lipstick to truly make tanned skin pop.
Lauren also recommends a statement fluoro manicurre or a bright lipstick, which both set off a tan.