Have you been avoiding using facial self tanning products because of the fear factor?Are you afraid of having un-repairable, streaky, patchy color on your face?
Kate Moss has perfected the ultimate in faux tans, with a little help from St Tropez. Here are tips to help you achieve the same results:
Seven Tips For Self Tanning Your Face
Before you get started you need to create a smooth, even surface to work with. Exfoliating will clear away the dead cells sitting on the surface of your skin.
Try Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Exfoliating Treatment, available at Nordstrom.com
I recommend exfoliating and doing a moisturizing mask the night before, or taking time out to do a moisturizing sheet mask in the morning.
You need your skin to be super hydrated so that your tanning color doesn’t grab onto dry patches, but you also need your moisturizer to be all the way soaked in to your skin before you start, with no residue left on the surface.
Try the Moisturizing Recovery Mask sheet mask from Memebox
3. Protect Your Hairline
Stop the color from bleeding up into your scalp by using a little vasaline at the hairline (at the scalp edge, not along the face), and also in your brows. Don’t let the vasaline migrate over onto the skin around your brows.
4. Only Use Products Designed For Your Face.
Don’t try to double up by using the same product you use on your body on your face.
Body products are likely to clog your pores and cause you breakouts.
Try St Tropez Luxe Dry Facial Oil or St Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Lotion For The Face from Nordstrom.com
5. Pay Attention To Your Creases.
Go slowly and focus on applying it evenly. Don’t forget the creases around your nostrils, any dips or dimples in your chin, and make sure you smooth the product through any fine lines and wrinkles, stretching any areas smooth while you apply. If an area is particularly tricky try using a duo fiber makeup brush.
6. Don’t Forget Your Neck.
Your tan mustn’t stop at your jawline. Make sure you smooth your self tanner over your throat with an upward motion, starting at your decolletage.
7. Wait It Out.
Once you have applied your facial self tanner be patient and wait for it to completely dry on the surface and absorb into your skin. Don’t race to put makeup on, and don’t go straight to bed – the last thing you want is pillow case creases tanned into your beautiful face!