We love self tan not sun tan to achieve that sun-kissed glow we all love, without the damage to our skin and health.
It is important however, to take the first step to a flawless and even tan which lies in proper skin prep.
That's where exfoliation comes into play.
Exfoliating before applying self-tanner is essential to create a smooth canvas by removing dead skin cells and any uneven patches.
The market is flooded with exfoliating products but finding the perfect one can be overwhelming. We have done some of the work for you.
Firstly, look for products with glycolic acid or lactic acid to gently dissolve dead skin or natural ingredients that do a similar job, such as salt, sugar or coffee
We love Rose and Carmel Purity Excel Self Tan Remover that is a thick paste that glides over your skin and with a little circular motion in the shower, washes off leaving your skin silky and soft.
We feel it is also important to have skin-nourishing ingredients if you choose a natural scrub such as Frank Body Original Coffee Scrub - renowned for it’s coffee and almond infused formula - AND we love that it is made in Australia
There are other great products that gently buff away dry skn leaving a polished surface either before you tan or to say goodby to last week’s tan and hello to a new fresh luminous glow.
We love the Erase Tan Repeat 2-in-1 Body Wash + Scrub by b.tan as it conditions skin, leaving it perfectly prepped for your next dark bronzed glow.
Exfoliating is a vital skincare step in your self tanning routine because it takes off the old surface and introduces new smooth skin underneath.This means your skin is ready for all sorts of delicious lotions and potions to be absorbed more effectively
Always remember to use gentle exfoliants so you are not scraping or scrubbing all the gorgeous essential oils that your skin naturally produces and enjoy your next glow-up session Self Tan Princesses!