A great tan isn’t just for the summer months, it can be for winter too. There’s nothing better than having a golden tan in the winter months as the gray skies and bleak weather begin to draw in. A gentle winter tan can help improve your complexion, make your eyes and teeth brighter and make you look less tired and improve your attitude and mood.
As the winter months begin to set in, our skin reacts by becoming paler this isn’t a look that everyone likes or even suits. Therefore, having a fantastic fake tan can be a really good idea to make you look and feel much better in the winter months. Below we take a look at our top winter fake tan tips.
Unlike in summer where it’s fine to go for a really darker tan, in winter you should be much more subtle. In summer it may be fine to have that ‘holiday glow’ but in winter you should go for a fake tan that is just a few shades darker than your normal colour. Your skin should be ‘radiant’ rather than ‘bronzed’.
Whilst in winter you may exfoliate with a harsh scrub before applying your fake tan, in winter your skin takes a bit of a battering anyway so you should be a little bit more gentle with it. So whilst you should still exfoliate, do it in the bath and do it much more gently and you will find your skin staying really soft and looking great all through the freezing winter months.
There’s no need for an allover tan
Patchwork tanning is a great idea in winter when there will not be as much skin on show. Just tanning your face, arms and neck will not only ave you an awful lot of time but it will also save you a lot of money too. Save even more time by using an instant tan. After all, if you’re not bothered about tanning lines, is there any point in tanning everywhere if you may be the only one to see it?
Make tanning part of your daily routine
It can be a bit shocking sometimes to go from pasty white to dark bronze in a day or so which means it is a good idea to do it gently and gradually the colour builds up over time and isn’t as blatantly noticeable that you’ve applied self-tan. Make sure you exfoliate regularly and end your showers with a cold blast of water to close your pores and you’ll find that your self-tan applies so much better.
Swap blusher for bronzer
For a real natural holiday glow, instead of blusher, use a good quality bronzer on your cheekbones, bridge of the nose and temples where the sun would naturally hit you. This will give your tan a really natural look and look wonderful.
Follow our winter tanning tips and you’ll have a wonderful golden glow all the way through the cold winter months.