So, if you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that my absolute favourite, go to tan is Bellamianta. I’m a big fan of the no-nasty ingredients policy, flawless finish and natural colour, which I always get complimented on.
Let’s face it, the weather is pretty miserable right now and I thought we could all do with a little pick-me-up. If your summer holiday seems like an eternity away, it’s time to fake it until you make it. Yes… I’m talking about a gorgeous golden glow, the safe way.
There’s just something about a freshly applied layer of tan that has the ability to make me instantly feel better so for your next #FreshTanThursday, I thought I’d share with you my all-time top tips for a killer glow from head-to-toe.
Prep is key
Putting in a little groundwork before you tan is the ultimate way to make sure it looks amazing. Just like you wouldn’t apply your foundation before moisturising and priming the skin, the same goes for your tan. The biggest and best tip I can possibly give you is to moisturise daily (except on the day you plan to tan). Secondly, on tanning day, make sure you exfoliate all over. This will make sure that you remove any old tan residue and get rid of dead skin cells on the surface, meaning your skin is nice and smooth and ready for tanning. I use Bellamianta’s Body Scrub, which is super handy to use in the shower.
Choose your perfect tan
The great thing about Bellamianta is that their collection covers all bases. For those who like things dark, the ultra dark tans are a winner. Or, medium is perfect for those who like a subtler colour. And of course, all of them are super natural. For the perfect finish, I love a spray tan but when I can’t make that happen, I reach for Rapid Self Tanning Tinted Mousse, which is super easy to apply. With this, you can choose whether you want your tan to be light, medium or dark, by showering it off after 2, 3 or 6+ hours. For darkest results, leave it on overnight.
Take it to the next level
If you have an event or a night out, you can take your look a little further with Bellamianta’s skin finishing products. Just launched last year, both the Flawless Filter Body Make-Up and Bronzing Powder are perfect for adding a little depth and making skin really radiant!
If you’re anything like me, you’ll be keen to get the most out of your tan, for as long as possible. Thankfully, with a little maintenance, you can enjoy the glow for days. I LOVE the Gradual Moisturiser! This is especially good to use during winter months because it’s so hydrating when my skin tends to be a bit drier. And, you can apply it over to the top of your tan to prolong your colour and keep skin hydrated.
And that’s it! Just 4 simple steps for an enviable, golden glow.