Hi, I'm Holly.

A 32-year old Scottish Lass with a love for highlight, heels and homeware.


Sunless Tanning

If you've seen my picture (look at my DP to your right) then you'll know I'm fairer than snow white. I'm so pale, I look like Casper the Friendly Ghost with teeth. LOL! I'm a huge advocate of using SPF to protect my skin from harmful rays and to minimise the risk of cancer, I avoid tanning cabs at all costs.

So how do I get a bit of a glow? 

When I was contacted by Ellisons (who I am collaborating with for this article) asked me to share my sunless tanning tips, I was all too happy to. It's something I feel really strongly about and I have a few tips I'm happy to share.

Obviously, the way to sunless tanning is by using fake tan, but there are a few tips I've picked up along the way.

No tan looks nice if you have patchy dry skin, so I like to do a routine of exfoliating my body twice per week and that way if I decide to spontaneously use fake tan then I'm ready to go.

Whether you shave or wax or thread or tweeze - whichever method you do or don't use for hair removal - if you plan on tanning, make sure you do your hair removal routine a day in advance to avoid the tan gathering in the hair follicles.

If you're like me and have skin problems (psoriasis in my case)then a gradual buildable tan might be for you. These usually come in the form of a moisturiser which can be applied daily to achieve the look you like which is much gentler on the skin

To avoid streaks or missed patches, use a tan that has a guide colour - this way you'll be able to see any parts you've missed

The day after tanning, make sure you moisturise - particularly at dry places like elbows and knees - it'll prolong your tan :)

So there's my tips for Sunless Tanning! I personally like the St Tropez gradual tanning range, but I also like drugstore versions (including the dove one!).

Let me know if you have any tips below! Thanks so much to Ellisons for collaborating with me on this post.

*This is a collaborative post.

1 comment

  1. I have a confession to make: I've never used fake tan! I am incredibly pale everywhere on my body but my face plus I like in black clothing and jeans so it's not often I have my legs/stomach out! It is definitely I'm looking at for this year as I'm sick of people asking why I'm so pale! I'll be using your top tips as my guide!

    Sian x


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