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How to fake tan your feet
Party season is fast approaching and it's time to start getting prepared, which means a good supply of Hollywood Fashion Tape and a few coats of fake tan. But it doesn’t matter how ace you are at applying the best fake tanner, the feet are always cause for concern when it comes to nailing the best fake tan. If you don’t prep them properly and give them the attention they deserve, they’ll pay you back with orange heels, dry toes and a very fake-looking spray tan. Pass the fake tan remover, please!
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So, how do you tackle this self tanning lotion problem zone? How do you ensure your tootsies do not let your wonderfully fake tanned bod down? You find the best fake tan products, the best tan removal product and follow these self tanning tips, that’s what…
FEET SELF TANNING TIP #1: Scrub-a-dub-dub
Just like you exfoliate your body, you need to take to your feet with exfoliating gloves, too. Focusing on the heels, ankles and toes, give your skin a good scrub down with fake tan remover to remove any traces of old tan and dry skin. Want to go one better? Use a foot file to really ensure your skin is super-smooth and flake-free. beautyheaven loves: Manicare Pedicure File, Bondi Sands Self Tan Eraser, Juliette Armand Almond Body & Foot Scrub, Bondi Sands Exfoliating Glove.
FEET SELF TANNING TIP #2: Moisturise, and then moisturise some more
You know how it’s ideal for your body to be free of product and moisturiser before applying fake tan? Well, it’s not so ideal for your feet. In fact, applying moisturiser to your feet is vital in ensuring you’re left with an even, natural-looking tan. This is because fake tan latches on to dry skin and darkens it as a result, so applying a thick moisturiser to your heels, ankles and toes five-or-so minutes beforehand will help the colour develop with a natural finish. beautyheaven loves: Eco Tools Heel Cream, JERGENS Foot Cream, endota spa Organics -Avocado & Mint Foot Cream, St. Ives Naturally Indulgent Body Lotion featuring Coconut Milk & Orchid Extract.
FEET SELF TANNING TIP #3: Don’t apply product directly to your feet
Instead, simply blend the product down from your legs. By doing so, you’re lowering your risk of applying too much product, which results in orange feet. However, if you do apply too much product, don’t be afraid to grab a dark coloured towel and wipe your feet clean before staring over again – just be quick!
FEET SELF TANNING TIP #4: Don’t forget those white webs
White what, you say? After blending the tan down onto your feet, always glide your fingers through the webs of your feet (between each toe). If you don’t, the tanning product won’t reach the area, leaving it looking bright white in comparison to your sun-kissed feet. beautyheaven loves: St. Tropez Self Tan Express, Bondi Sands Self Tanning Foam - Dark, ModelCo Self-Tan Mousse Ultra Dark, Le Tan Uber Dark Ash Base, JBronze 1 Hour Rapid Tan Mousse.
Now that your feet are bronzed and postivitely glowing, don't forget to add sunscreen! The feet are one of the most sunburn-susceptible parts of the body so protect them before you step out. beautyheaven loves: Key-Sun Zinke Clear Zinke SPF 50+.
Do you find your feet a fake tanning problem zone? Have you tried these tips before? Do you have any nifty feet tanning tricks to share with us all?
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