Woman Reveals Tips To Achieve The Perfect Fake Tan And They’re Life Changing
You know what they say, a tan makes everything better.
But what about streaky tan, or patchy tan, or 'way too orange' tan? Just one slip up and it can actually make everything a whole lot worse.
Well, fear not, because now tan-aholic beauty buff Fleur Hobson, 16, has graced Twitter with a whole thread full of tips on how to apply and maintain the perfect bronzed glow.
And trust us, you'll never look back.
Taking to her feed, Fleur, a college student from Huddersfield, wrote: "Thought I'd share my fake tan routine cos im bored and it might help some people out xxx".
thought i'd share my fake tan routine cos im bored and it might help some people outxxx
- fleur (@FleurHobson) January 15, 2020
She then went on to list all the ways she achieves a flawless tan every time, walking us through her routine before and after tanning.
Fleur said she moisturises every single day to keep the skin hydrated so the tan stays on longer, and recommended people use Vaseline moisturisers - an affordable drug store brand.
She wrote: "Before you apply your fake tan these are things you MUST do it'll change your life: whilst you have tan on you need to moisturise every single day (i do it after showering) it makes your tan last longer and makes it 100x easier to remove tan, these are the best ones! (cheap)".
Fleur went on to stress the importance of exfoliating the skin the night before tanning (she uses a glove from Home Bargains), and also recommended using a body scrub and rubbing the product into the skin in circular motions.
She doesn't stop there though, as she next shaves her legs before exfoliating again to scrub off any remaining stubborn tan she's got left.
The next step is the most important, according to Fleur.
She added: "Once you're out the shower lather yourself in moisturiser and sleep in it, this gives your pores time to close so you don't get those black dots, if you tan directly after a hot shower/shave you'll get black dots everywhere and no one wants that believe me."
We feel ya.
The next day, Fleur recommends washing the moisturiser off in the shower using cold water, so that the pores stay closed.
She then pats her skin dry with a towel and applies a thick moisturiser to her elbows, knees, belly button, armpit creases, feet and hands - and any other areas where the tan would collect.
For this, she suggests using The Body Shop's mango body butter.
She lets the moisturiser soak in for 10 minutes and applies a face mask - because, hey, she's a multitasker, too.
After all that, it's finally time to tan.
Fleur says screw all the expensive products - it's all about good old St Moriz, while nothing can beat a Bondi Sands tanning glove.
In the thread, she details how she uses medium on her hands and feet and 'dark' on the rest of her body, to avoid those pesky bright orange mits, and to help everything look more even.
Fleur uses a bronzer brush to apply the tan to her hands and feet, blending the product in circular motions.
She added: "Use MEDIUM on your feet and hands with a dense bronzer brush and again blend in circular motions, hands and feet always cling to the tan more so it is key to use a lighter shade! then after that use the same brush and the DARK shade on your face and blend again with the brush!"
Fleur leaves the tan for at least 8 hours before washing it off and patting dry, and sometimes applies Garnier tanning moisturiser on any part of her body that hasn't come out tanned enough.
"I leave the tan on for 8 hours for best results, I do it whilst I'm asleep or if I have a day off I lounge around in a baggy t-shirt and loose flared leggings so they don't mess the tan up, when you wake up wash it off with lukewarm NOT hot water otherwise it'll come off loads," she went on.
"Pat yourself dry with a towel and moisturise everywhere, I use the Garnier tanning moisturiser on my legs or everywhere depending on if my tan came out dark enough or not but the vaseline ones are always the best!"
Since sharing her tutorial on Twitter, it has gone viral, amassing a whopping 14,700 retweets and over 103,000 likes.
Speaking about the social media storm surrounding her thread, Fleur said: "I tan every week. My friends told me to do a tanning tutorial so I did it!
"I'm happy my thread when viral because I know it'll help a lot of people and that makes me happy!"
We don't want to be dramatic but this has quite literally changed our lives.
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