CosBeauty is the #BeautyAddict's guide to lifestyle, health and beauty in Australia.
In this issue:
- The 2019 Christmas Gift Guide
- City Skin Detox
- Fool Proof Steps for Party Survival
- Diet is a Dirty Word
- Hair Trends from Catwalk Zimmerman
- Fertility Options for Cancer Survivors
BEAUTY Self tanning Bali Body Self Tanning Mousse, $29.95 Bali Body Gradual Tan, $25.95 Sunescape Instant Self-Tan Mousse, $44.95 We all know how harmful the sun’s rays can be, so why not bluff your way to being a bronze goddess? There’s nothing like a faux tan to make legs look longer, leaner, shapelier and detract attention from lumps, bumps, veins and other perceived imperfections. In the past few years, fake tans have come a long way so there’s less chance of turning out the colour of a carrot. The fi rst rule of a fl awless fake tan is exfoliation. The night before your tan, use a body scrub or exfoliating lather to remove any dry, fl aky skin. This will ensure that your tan is applied to a smooth, even canvas, resulting in a consistent, natural-looking glow. Before applying fake tan, slip on latex gloves or a tanning mitt; orange palms are an obvious fake-tan giveaway. It’s also important the gloves fi t tightly, as loose gloves may leave streaks when applying tan to skin. Wait at least 15 minutes for the fake tan to dry before putting clothes on. Most tans take between two to eight hours to develop, so try to stay dry – don’t shower, swim or work out – before then. And remember: by keeping your skin hydrated with a quality moisturiser every day, your skin will be less likely to peel and the precious pigment will be sealed in for as long as possible.
Ella Baché Great Mousse Tan Dark 150ml, $29 and Great Tanning Mitt, $9.90 A PERFECT SELF-TANNING OUTCOME ISN’T ALWAYS GUARANTEED. HERE ARE OUR TIPS FOR MAKING YOUR FAUX GLOW LOOK AUTHENTICALLY SUN-KISSED. Jergens Natural Glow Wet Skin Moisturiser 221ml, $14.99 1. EXFOLIATE Use an exfoliating mitt and product to slough off the dead skin prior to using self-tanner. Concentrate on the thicker areas such as the heels, elbows and knees to avoid product build up. TIP: If you have sensitive skin, shave the night before you apply, as even the most sensitive self-tanners could possibly irritate your skin. 2. DRY YOUR SKIN Before you do anything, make sure your skin is dry and avoid applying moisturisers to anywhere apart from the backs of your heels, elbows and knees. And remember, no deodorant! 3. DON’T MISS A SPOT The best way to apply fake tan is in sections, massaging skin in a circular motion to achieve a natural, even look. 4. WEAR GLOVES OR USE A MITT To avoid orange palms or having to wash your hands after applying each section, a tanning mitt is your best bet! 5. DRY IT OUT Wait at least 10 minutes before getting dressed. For the next few hours wear loose, dark clothing and try to avoid sweating. St Tropez Self Tan Watermelon Infusion Mousse 200ml, $59.95 St Tropez Gradual Tan Watermelon Infusion Moisture Miracle Body Lotion 200ml, $34 TanGO Exfoliating Mitt, $22.95 www.cosbeauty.com.au 91