Just like prepping for a spray tan, grab an exfoliating mitt and some scrub – coconut oil and sugar works a treat – and buff away any dead skin. When your tan develops on fresh skin, you end up with a more even and longer-lasting glow. Remember though, chemical exfoliators (like AHAs) make the skin far more susceptible to sun damage, so wear SPF.
How to get a natural tan (because there’s a heatwave coming)
This is not a drill. The UK is due to be hotter than Ibiza this week and, seen as our summer holidays have all been cancelled, we’ll be heading immediately to the park – bikini on, playing wave sounds through our headphones – to close our eyes and imagine we’re actually living the island life. Top of the agenda (well, after a Piña Colada tinny from M&S), is a tan. So, here’s what you need to know about the best (and safest) way to get a natural tan.
By Beth Ludolf