What with this awful weather we are having lately, and the winter months upon us, my lovely golden mediterranean tan is fading fast!! I hate looking pasty white at shoots and I know most togs absolutely loathe fake tan but I really dont think I can do a decent shoot without looking a little tanned. Im a regular sunbed user, but I have had so many this year already I dont want to go through the winter months using a sunbed every few days, (and apparently the reccommended amount to use a year is 40)!! So just wondering if anyone knows of a fab fake tan that can be used and obviously the key things are natural looking and without leaving streaks.
the best "at home" tanning agents to use are spray (not sure what brand though), as youre much less likely to get streaks that way. of course, I believe if you want the best go to the best! a professional spray tan is always worth it. I have started training in spray tanning (after years of being against fake tan), Im not sure on the best brand to go for "in salon" but if you tell the beautician you go to for a light natural tan, you'd be impressed at how natural it looks and how well it lasts. I myself dont think the tanned look suits me but my boss did mine a while ago and I was very impressed...no orange, no streaks and looked pretty nice actually!
I'd just stick with a moisturiser with a gradual tan. Skin can get very dry in the winter with all the cold wind/central heating etc, so a moisturiser will be an added benefit. i've got the palmer's cocoa butter gradual bronze moisturiser and use it once or twice a week
If done properly a tan shouldn't look fake a lot of models dont realise you can professionally have a tan done manually by a beauty therapist, spray tans are just a quick way of doing it and sometimes look fake and poop! A manual tan gives a flawless look if done properly. Taking in to consideration the things you have to do before and after to maintain the tan.
To avoid streaks use a buffing mitt and make sure you exfoliate before hand, don't wear deodarant ETC.
The product i tend to use and trust as a therapist is "ST TROPEZ"
It's not easy to do yourself which is why i always recommend a professional
If you have any questions please drop me and e-mail
Dont use fake tan unless you know exactly how to apply it! Most of the time I will refuse a shoot if the model comes in looking like an orange with dodgy patches around....it looks silly and does not add anything to the shoot except extra work for the photographer that will need to edit them!