How has your week been? I have been busy this week, going into the city to view some press events. You may have seen a couple of hints on Instagram, but I will be sharing them here with you later.
I dared to bare my legs this week.And yes those milk bottle legs have started their summer ritual of fake tanning.
So I thought I’d share some of my tips on fake tanning this week. If you know of an easy to use self-application, then please do share!
This is the second year using Glam Tan. I picked this up in Primark last year and it’s one of the best I’ve used.I Never get a streaky result. Cheap as chips too at £2.50!! But I do believe preparation is key. Only some Primark stores stock this brand, so if you’re lucky enough to find it, I would recommend buying a couple of tubes.
1)Any hair removal is best done the day or night before. Open pores after waxing or shaving can lead to a nasty rash!
2) Exfoliate. This is key to not getting a patchy tan. I exfoliate every day using the sponge pictured above. Yes, it’s a one pound sponge that you find in the cleaning aisles at your local supermarket!
I always scrub to just reach a tingling sensation, great for circulation and I’m a firm believer that this keeps cellulite at bay.
Just before I apply my tan, however, I use a shower gel mixed with old fashioned table salt. It performs as good as any expensive body scrub. I sometimes mix baby oil and salt too. This leaves your skin super soft. Any oil mixed with salt will do. Try it on your hands. Rinse it off with warm water . let me know what you think.
On my tanning day though it’s just shower gel and salt.
3) I apply a very light coat of E45 cream to my legs and a little more to my knees and ankles. These are the parts that the tan will take to more, and can lead to it looking patchy. Don’t use any perfumed moisturiser prior to tanning. It can turn out a murky green colour!
4) Massage the tan in well. I recommend only a light application of any new tan that you’re trying.You don’t want to end up with orange legs! You can always apply more the next time. Sometimes I use a tanning mit to smooth the tan more, but most times I just massage in with my hand. Just remember to wash it off straight after!
5) Wait at least half an hour before wearing trousers or anything that’s going to cause friction to the legs.
There you have it! Simple! One thing I will say is that I prefer cream and not moose or lotion.
Here’s my “Ten UnderTwenty”
Ok! I know there is one item just over £20.00 but I couldn’t resist putting those gold mules in the mix!
Another thing that I wanted to share with you
My good friend Jacynth Bassett has had a rather interesting article published in the Guardian. More talk on how we over 50 women should and should not be treated when it comes to shopping or anything fashion at our age.
Have a great weekend everyone!