Hi everyone, I’m Chloe Sims and I’m very excited to be writing my first blog post for The Store. Here I will be sharing with you my top tanning tips and secrets! As you know us Essex girls have a reputation for sporting an all year round tan whatever the weather but now it seems everyone is chasing that sun-kissed glow! I know I always feel healthier with a tan, when you’re on the school run or need to pop to the shops with no time to get ready, having a tan gives you that little bit of glam factor so here are a few tips and secrets that I use myself for that perfect tan!
My first tip to get that all over natural looking tan is to exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! I try and do this at least a day before you apply your tan; also I try and exfoliate regularly anyway to keep my skin in top condition. I just love the new Chloe Sims Starship Exfoliator, the beaded scrub helps get rid of dead skin enabling an even coverage also lengthening the duration of the tan.
After I exfoliate I always use the Chloe Sims Starship moisturiser which is really absorbent and non-greasy. I find that the greasier your moisturiser is the more likely that it will rub off and your skin will not have absorbed all the extra moisture and nutrients. Moisturiser is especially really good for pre-tanning and after tanning. When I moisturise before I tan I always pay special attention to dry areas like my elbows, knees, hands and backs of my heels, however I try and moisturise every day anyway for best results.
Now on to the most important part, the tan! Over the years I’ve tried so many different products but there was nothing that combined everything I liked so I wanted to put it all in one bottle. My Starship One Hour Tanning Mousse is smooth, light-weight and easy to apply and dries almost instantly without stickiness for that all over natural looking tan I’ve always wanted. One little secret that I always do is to dab Vaseline around areas where the tan might slip and streak. I always do this for my face and also my ankles.
One of the biggest tell-tale signs that your tan isn’t 100% real is the staining of your hands. My Starship Tanning Mitt is perfect to apply your tanning mousse with giving you a streak-free application with no mess or staining! I always apply my tan with long even strokes to ensure the best coverage gradually building it up to the colour I want. When you apply the mousse the colour comes out dark straight away so you have an idea on how the end results will look. My Chloe Sims Starship One Hour Tanning Mousse is also great for tailoring what colour you want to be, for a light sun-kissed feel leave on for one hour, but if you want to go darker and deeper I would recommend leaving on for up to four hours before washing off.
Be sure to check out my new tanning range sold here at The Store and come back soon for more tips and advice on the perfect fake tan! Chloe xx
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