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12/02/2013 at 14:47
So thinking of starting to DIY a tan as feeling very very pasty at the moment. Can you tell me:
12/02/2013 at 14:50
Will be watching with interest.
I'm always worried i will be orange or streaky.
12/02/2013 at 14:57
What product do I use & why?
I've used them all as you know: St Tropez, Fake Bake, Xen tan, Vita Liberata, He-Shi, but currently use St Moritz £3 a bottle from Wilkinsons. Why? It's as good a colour a any other top branded product I've used.
What's your tanning routine?
Weekly: shave, exfoliate, moisturise the night before tanning. On the day of tanning, shower then moisturise areas that are dry (elbows, knees, feet, hands, ears) Apply tan with mitt. Sleep in it then shower off the next day.
Daily: cleanse face, moisturise, apply tan with mitt.
12/02/2013 at 15:01
How do you do your back?
is the Wilkinson's one a spray or cream?
12/02/2013 at 15:02
They do a cream, well lotion and a mousse. Possibly an aerosole too but I've always used mousse products for all of the ones I've tried.
I do the back by bending my arms. H used to do it for me but he got fed up of me asking.
12/02/2013 at 15:03
Think i may have to stick with being pale, I'm too lazy and can't be bothered to exfoliate or moisturise.
Maybe i should start!
12/02/2013 at 15:04
You should exfoliate weekly anyway TM, it's good to shed those dead skin cells. And moisturising should be done daily.
12/02/2013 at 15:10
Hmmmmm I need to get to Wilkinsons!
12/02/2013 at 15:13
I've told you I'd do it for you no probs. I swear you won't have hands like mine
Or if you fancy it Claire is doing spray tanning now, she comes to your house, pop up tent the works. Mind you for £3 for the mousse and you've got a mitt of mine already, I'd try it yourself. Start with your legs and tummy, places noone sees if it goes wrong. But trust me the only hard bit is hands & wrists. The mitt is great.
12/02/2013 at 15:14
Yes i know, no excuses.
I need to stop being lazy and get in the habit of doing it.
12/02/2013 at 15:16
You said it! It's amazing how much better you'd feel about yourself with soft skin. It takes minutes to exfoliate in the shower and minutes to rub on some body butter.
12/02/2013 at 16:28
How do you not get missed patches?
12/02/2013 at 16:46
Its called a mirror lol
12/02/2013 at 16:47
In boots they do a back applicator...if you feel you need one x
12/02/2013 at 20:22
Super duper - although just booked a spray tan anyway x
12/02/2013 at 21:54
I use st moritz too! Bargainous!
12/02/2013 at 22:18
I've just booked in fort first spray tan. My neighbour is a beautician and doing it at mates rates for me. I've had many a wax done (by strangers) but is feeling a bit paranoid about standing there semi naked in front of my neighbour who will be getting a good look at all my lumps and bumps for 20 mins, please tell me I'm being stupid. I've put a stone on so feeling a bit sensitive....
12/02/2013 at 22:19
Booked in for my first spray tan *
12/02/2013 at 22:27
LB, I used to do spray tanning in the salon I worked in. Honestly, you don't really look at the body as a whole, you concentrate on one area at a time. Don't worry at all, I know its sometimes a bit embarrassing but everyone has hang ups and most women feel the same as you x
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