Sunday, 23 November 2014

My Current Fake Tanning Routine

Hello Lovelies.
As winter is drawing in, I have started wearing my fake tan more often. I'm not saying that being pale isn't pretty because it so is and I wish I could pull it off without looking like a part of the Addams Family. I have broken down my fake tanning routine into 2 simple steps, giving you some tips on how to get a cheeky glow throughout winter time. Enjoy!

STEP 1- Exfoliate & Moisturize
In order to achieve an even tan, exfoliating is the most important step. This removes all of the dead and rough skin from your body that the fake tan would cling to, making it patchy. You can use any exfoliator to do this, my favourite is 'The Scrub of Your Life' from Soap&Glory. After this, you should wait for at least 60 minutes before applying your tan, as if your pores are still open, you will get those small brown dots all over your skin as your tan develops.
Moisturizing is also an important step before applying the fake tan. My favourite is 'The Righteous Butter' from Soap&Glory. I wouldn't advise applying moisturizer all over your body unless you're planning to apply the tan the next morning. If you're going to apply your tan after 60 minutes then you should apply a small amount of moisturizer onto the areas that the tan will stick e.g. elbows, knees, ankles and hands. Then, you're good to tan!
Soap&Glory- 'The Righteous Butter' and 'The Scrub of Your Life'. Available at

STEP 2- Time To Tan
So, now we're ready to tan and this is my favourite part of course! Choosing the right tan is important and my favourites are St Tropez Tanning Mousse in Medium or for a more bank account friendly tan, i love St Moriz Tanning Mousse in Medium. I like to use a mousse more than a liquid as you can see where you are applying the tan and also, a little goes a long way. To apply the tan I use a tanning mitt from Primark and this means that the tan is distributed evenly across the skin. I usually start from my feet and work my way up to my neck. Once i reach my neck, I apply a tiny amount of tan to my face. As i usually do my tan at night, I then put on a pair of pajamas that cover most of my body to save as much of the bed sheets as possible! The next morning, your tan will have fully developed. For the end result, I take a shower and fully moisturize my skin as this ensures the tan will last longer and stay as even as possible.
St Tropez Tanning Mousse-, St Moriz Tanning Mousse- Home Bargains, Tanning Mitt- Primark.

I hope you enjoyed my fake tanning routine.
Will you be fake tanning this winter?

Leave any comments below, they mean a lot to me!
All my love


  1. I discovered St Moriz a couple of years ago and I've never used any other tanning mousse - its so good and tan is always even! like this post :)

    1. Aw thankyou! Yeah, I totally agree, its such a great tan! xx