How to Apply the Perfect Fake Tan – Tips For Australian Women

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Spring is just around the corner for us Aussie girls so its time to start adding some color back into our pale winter bodies.

Creating the perfect fake tan starts with making sure you have a good base to begin with, so the day before use your favorite body exfoliator to remove any dead skin cells so you are left with smooth skin.

Before you apply your fake tan, put some body moisturizer on your knees, elbows and ankles. These areas are usually quite dry and can absorb more color than the rest of the body if not properly moisturized first.

Important: Make sure your body moisturizer does not contain mineral oil or petroleum products as these will stop the fake tan from reaching the skin at all (since they create a waterproof barrier) and you'll be left with white knees and ankles – not a good look.

Start with your thighs and move down your legs applying in a circular motion, leave the knees and ankles to last when you only have a small amount left on your hands.

Move up to your stomach then chest, and down the front of your arms. When you only have a tiny bit left on your hands then cover the inside region of your arms and down under your arms and the sides of your body.

If you can reach, then apply your tan to your back, neck and bottom.

Finish with your face by starting with the cheeks and nose, around the chin and finally the forehead. Do not forget the area under your chin which is often missed.

Make sure you wash your hands thoroughly so you are not left with any fake tan on the inside of your hands.

And there you go! You've just applied the perfect fake tan just in time for spring in Australia.

Source by Tracey A Edwards