Today I want to share my secret to keeping that golden summer glow all winter long!
Personally I love the skin I’m in and I’ve never really felt the “need” to fake-tan… I naturally have olive skin (when I can get into the sun) and during the warmer months I am a true sun worshiper. I think my spirit animal must be some kind of reptile because I would literally just lye in the sun all day if I could and soak up the golden rays.
Keeping that sexy, sun-kissed summer skin can be a challenge, especially over the cooler months or if you don’t have the chance to get into the sunshine as often as you’d like. That’s when a fake tan can be a fantastic alternative. Self-tanners are great to keep in your beauty bag, especially for when special occasions arise. They are a quick and easy way to get your glow on and if it makes you feel extra radiant and special I’m all for it!!!
The problem is that many of the popular tanning products on the market are laden with toxic chemicals that are really dangerous for our bodies. I don’t know about you but I’d rather not be lathering my skin with harmful cosmetics. Our skin absorbs whatever we put onto it so Babe please choose to use certified organic products that are cruelty free and friendly to the environment!
I discovered the beautiful Eco Tan range a few years ago. These products are really, really natural and safe to use. The Eco Tan Invisible Tan is a luxe tanning cream that is sure to give you a bronzed bod! It contains no synthetic ingredients, is certified organic, vegan, certified cruelty free & gluten-free. It develops into a deep tan over 8 hours and will last for 3-4 days. I like to use this one in summer, when I already have a base tan as it provides quite a strong colour. On application it has a feminine roseflower fragrance.
The Eco Tan Winter Skin is certified organic, vegan, certified cruelty free & gluten-free. It develops over 8 hours and will last for 5-7 days. This is great for those with fair skin or if you’re just looking for a light golden glow. This is a gradual self-tanning lotion, which means you can continue to deepen the tan over a few days until you have reached your desired depth of colour. On application it has a delicious dark chocolate scent.
Top 10 Tips:
1.Always choose to use certified organic, cruelty free and eco friendly products!
2.Exfoliate your entire body before applying any tanning products. – This will remove any old fake tan and creates a nice smooth surface for an even, streak-free tan.
(The Eco Tan Pink Himalayan Salt Scrub makes for the perfect body prepper! It is also certified organic, vegan, certified cruelty free & gluten-free. This is an intense exfoliating scrub made with pink Himalayan salt, lemongrass, coconut oil & macadamia oil. It smells divine and will leave your skin feeling clean and fresh.)
3.Apply a light moisturiser to your wrists, hands, heels, elbows and knees. – This will prevent these areas from drying out and absorbing more pigment than the other areas of your body.
4.Use a tanning glove to apply the self-tanning lotion evenly over your entire body.
5.Lightly blend into your hands and feet. (Don’t forget to do the little areas in between your fingers and toes!)
6.Once you’ve finished applying your self-tanner, scrub the palms of your hands with an exfoliator and wipe off the residue with a make-up wipe.
7.Use an ear bud or cotton swab to remove any tanner from your nails and cuticles.
8.Avoid water touching your skin while your tan is developing!!!
9.Once your tan has developed to your desired depth of colour, shower and pat your skin dry.
10.Apply moisturiser or coconut oil to extend the life of your tan.
A few fun facts about Eco Tan:
*Accredited Toxic Free
*Vegan (Tanning & Body Care range)
*Accredited by Choose Cruelty Free
*Australian Made & Owned
To order straight from the Eco Tan website click on this link! www.ecotan.com.au
Check out their Instagram @ecotan and Facebook @EcoTanAus
P.s – I’d love to see what natural beauty products you find! Take a pic, share it on your Facebook or Instagram and tag me in it! @kathryn.chandler #kathrynchandlernaturalbeauty