Monday, June 11, 2007

Cosmitude: Best False Tans on the Cheap

Posted by Hotseat |

I don't know which I am more: cheap or hopelessly pale. I also am more than keenly aware of BAD FALSE TANS, a/k/a pumpkin skin. (See photo) It is for these reasons, I have tried every false tan on the market, and I will share with you the best products.

1) Baking soda. WHUT? yes. you need to exfoliate in the shower with a paste of baking soda before you put anything on.
2) Thick lotion. apply this to palms, knees, elbows, feet, so's you don't look like you faked it.

3) Tanning Mitt. This will take the guesswork out of even application. it's made from microfiber and it works a treat. (This one came from the body shop, but are available lots of places) Use the mitt with:

4) L'Oreal Sublime Glow Moisturiser w
ith Sunless Tanner: So you don't start out looking blowtorched, apply this moisturiser every other day for a week to start out. Once you get the hang of it, move to:

5) L'Oreal Sublime Bronze Tinted
Sunless Tanner Lotion. This is quite simply the best on the market. When used in this way, it's goof-proof, and it doesn't reek. it also has a sheen to it, and the tint makes you tanned right away!

One thing no one seems to address in self tan articles is how to maintain it. Once i get it to the colour I like, I reapply about every 3 days, or barring that, I apply the Sublime Glow moisturiser every other day to maintain. Remember, you will have to exfoliate every week-ten days so it doesn't get patchy on you.
So, there it is. If you follow those instructions, you will look nice n tan, without that "Lohanish" shade of orange.



poppedculture said...

Or just go out in the sun once and awhile, Hotseat, it won't kill ya... at least not right away.

Hotseat said...

look, i need to keep my looks pristine until i get married!

poppedculture said...

Don't forget about your virginity too

Hotseat said...

yes... must... remember.... :[