It’s that time of year where the sun comes out and the layers of clothing come off to reveal the true colour of your skin, which is often a a few shades lighter than you remembered when the sun was last out. Often than not, this spurs people to go straight to their nearest tanning salon or reach for their bottle of fake tan so that they can quickly achieve a healthy glow. I totally get this and I’m all for people to use these methods to achieve a different colour, rather than risking the damaging UV rays from the sun. When I add a bit of colour to my skin with a spray tan, I feel healthier and I feel I look better too. A great thing to feel right? Well, like I said, I’m all for people feeling great and feeling healthy, but what I have observed more often than not, especially as I grow older, is the increasing number of people (and this applies to both men and women) who end up traipsing around the streets looking like an extra Oompah Loompah from a production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I just don’t understand how and why this happens. With the wealth of information on the web, the increased sophistication of application methods and innovations in tanning products, how could it all go so wrong?
As we head into Summer, it is my personal quest to eliminate the orangeness that will no doubt flood our streets as the weather gets warmer. The Beauty Team at Couturing is putting together a Tanning Special, where each of our writers will take you through their favourite product or tanning method, and the tips and tricks that you need to remember when you do your next tan.
So Ladies and Gentlemen of Australia, take note. Prepare, Apply and Look in the Mirror. No more 50 Shades of Orange.
There is no excuse.
Happy tanning readers!