Thursday 16 May 2019

Stop The Self-Tan Streaks

Streaky self-tan is the absolute devil, however it can happen to the best of us. The truth is, when your self-tan gets streaky, there is no perfect quick fix. However there are things you can do to help radically improve the situation. Some people swear by washing up liquid but I've always found a lemon juice and baking soda combo to be the best form of self-help...

Start by mixing fresh lemon juice and baking soda together to create a relatively thick paste. Once finished, massage this mixture into your streaky areas using your hands. By doing this the streaks will gradually get lighter and will therefore be less noticeable.

To avoid streaks altogether, you have to properly prep the skin. Firstly, shave the day before you apply tan - not the day of. Also, exfoliate every inch of your body - avoiding scrubs containing oils - and be sure to apply a rich cream to the dry areas of your body.

When it comes to applying the tan, I always recommend using an applicator - whether that is a roller or mitt. I'm obsessed with the Skinny Tan Dual Tanning Mitt (£5.99, a velvet mitt that allows you to glide tan evenly over the skin without overusing the product. It also has a protective film on the inside, stopping the tan leaking on to your hands. Now, you may think this is nothing to ride home about but many other mitts on the market don't!

As for self tans, I get the most even application with foams and mousses. Bondi Sands has just launched the Aero Aerated Self-Tanning Foam (£18.99 Boots) and it is quite the power player. Its hydrating formula dries incredibly quickly, doesn't transfer, smells divine, has impressive lasting power, and fades out evenly. It also provides the most gorgeous natural colour. This is one of the best self tans I've tried in years. Obsessed.

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