While the weather might not match up to it, summer has officially arrived. If, like us, you’ve been living for Love Island every night in order to get those vacation vibes, you’ve probably been lusting after a gorgeous golden glow too. So we’re going to let you in on a little secret; you can fake it this summer and look amazing!
Just take Bellamianta campaign model and Love Islander Maura, for example. For her Bellamianta photo shoot, she was tanned with our ‘Intense’ professional spray tan, which was topped up with our brand new Flawless Filter Body Makeup (coming soon) and Skin Perfecting Illuminating Bronzing Powder for the perfect finish. Maura’s skin looks so flawless that you would definitely swear that her tan is real!
Here at Bellamianta, we firmly believe it’s better to fake it than bake. You don’t have to spend hours in the sun to achieve a natural looking tan. So if you’re heading off to warmer climes this summer, we’ve answered your most common holiday tanning questions so that you can enjoy beautifully bronzed skin like Bellamianta campaign model and Love Islander, Maura this summer.
Should I tan before I go?
Yes! You’ll probably have noticed that all of the Love Islanders (men too), looked tanned when they entered the villa, so no doubt, they tanned in advance. Tanning ahead of your holiday means that when you arrive, you’ll resist the urge to hit the sun lounger and bake all day. Before you go, visit your local salon for a Bellamiana spray tan or get the professional look at home with our easy-to-apply tanning collection.
If you’d prefer not to tan before going on holiday, our Skin Perfecting Instant Tan is the perfect solution. Pop this on when you need a little colour in a hurry. Plus, it’s available in a handy travel product here.
Do I need to avoid the swimming pool?
Ideally, for the first couple of days after you tan, yes. However, we would never get in the way of a #BellaBabe having fun in the sun, so by bringing your tan with you, you can top up as and when you need.
With wearing so much suncream, do I still need to moisturise?
Yes, absolutely! The sun and high temperatures are dehydrating so make sure you apply a moisturiser twice daily (and while we’re on the topic of hydration, drink plenty of water too). If you like your moisturiser a little extra, our Self Tanning Gradual Moisturiser will definitely become your go-to product on holiday. As well as keeping skin hydrated, it will top up your tan, meaning you glow for longer. But not only this, our Gradual Moisturiser is bursting full of a unique combination of ingredients which have anti-cellulite properties that help combat wrinkles, dryness, and other symptoms of ageing or neglected skin, which can be caused by sun damage.
How do I keep the glow alive when I return home?
Firstly, ensure your skin is hydrated by drinking plenty of water. This works wonders at keeping skin soft in order to extend the duration of your tan. A few days after returning from your holiday, gently exfoliate skin using our Triple Action Glycolic Body Scrub to clear it of any dry patches and dead skin cells. Next, top up with your favourite Bellamianta tanning product. #TopTip: our Gradual Tan is a winning option here.
Remember, your self tanning products don’t contain SPF and won’t protect you from the sun. Always keep your skin safe by applying a high factor SPF.
So this summer, enjoy a gorgeous golden glow like Bella Babe Maura, without sizzling in the sun.