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It’s time to get your glow on girls (and guys)

Wednesday, 6th March, 2019 4:32pm

It was National Spray Tan Day on Monday, and as all the communions and confirmations approach, I thought it would be a good time to talk about tan.

Tanning can make us feel good and give our skin a radiance that as Irish citizens we sometimes lack, due to our limited exposure to the sun. It is, of course, so much safer to tan with a product rather than the sun or sunbeds.

We have come a long way from pongy formulas with orange hues and disastrous streaking, thankfully. Preparation prevents tanning tragedies and the first thing you must so is scrub, scrub, scrub.

Getting rid of dull skin will ensure a radiant glow. The remains of your last tan must of course be removed. Ireland is the second biggest user of fake tan in Europe, so is it any wonder that we have some home-grown brands here?

Iconic Bronze Self Tan Eraser’s fast working formula is tough on tan and gentle on the skin. This effortless foaming cleanser effectively removes self-tan without exfoliation in just 5-10 minutes.

The moisturising formula leaves the skin feeling silky and smooth, erasing any signs of stubborn tan and preparing your skin for a fresh layer of self tan. It can be used to remove any self-tanning products.

Bellamianta Triple Action Glycolic Body Scrub uses a combination of rich oils, avocado and cleansing sunflower oil to soften the skin and gently exfoliate, leaving your skin smooth and fresh for a new application. The enriching blend of enzymes, which are beneficial in exfoliating and enhancing cellular renewal, leave the skin with a natural radiant glow.

Bellamianta Luxury Exfoliating Glove is an essential for pre-tanning preparation, ensuring you have a clean canvas ahead of your next Bellamianta application. The spongy-like texture glides over sensitive skin and is less abrasive that traditional exfoliating gloves.

On the day of your spray tan, don’t apply any deodorant or use strong shower gels and avoid shaving and waxing and tinting at least 24 hours ahead of your tan. No tanning piece is ever complete without a mention of St Tropez, one of the original tans and a brand I adore.

I never get my face spray tanned anymore. Facial tanning is regularly a cause of concern for me.

I hated the smell of many of the facial tanners until I found one that didn’t interfere with my skin care regime.

St Tropez Self Tan Purity Water Face Mist is a transparent tan with a tropical scent. Achieve a natural looking facial tan that lasts for days, in just one application with the new tropically scented Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist. This vegan friendly, ultra-lightweight and clear mist formula is made with 100 per cent natural tanning agents, as well as hibiscus extract for its anti-oxidant properties.

Simply spritz under or over makeup with no need to rinse off for a wearable tan that subtly develops over four-eight hours into a natural, streak-free golden tan. Apply evenly over the neck and décolletage for a flawless glow.

So folks, you know you want to get your glow on!

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