Sunlight is the best cure for depression, insomnia and muscle pain. Bin off the bad weather, look hot and get your bronze on.
Tanning is a complicated process because suns rays age young skin. Avoid the risks and fake it till you make it with i-D’s definitive guide to fake baking, complete with our favourite bronzing products from the industry’s best beauty brands.
Dior Bronze Self-Tanner Natural Glow: Exfoliate skin using Dior Exfoliating cream then using upward sweeping motions, gently allow the product to blend and penetrate the skin, leaving a subtle radiant glow. Add in layers for a deeper, richer glow.
Chanel Soleil Tan De Chanel: Exfoliate with Chanel’s Maximum Radiance exfoliating Gel. When skin is free of dead skin cells, moisturize thoroughly using Dior Body Care Hydration. Build up colour using fingers, following the natural growth pattern of your hair, sweeping the product from the middle of the face outwards. This leaves a soft a delicate colour. Build up for stronger intensity if desired.
James Read Liquid Tan: Gently exfoliate away any dead skin cells using a good body scrub. Then moisturise well, especially the knees and elbows, hands and feet areas so colour build up does not occur. Apply liquid tan with a mitt, it’s an absolute must, as advised by James himself! For best results, apply self-tan to arms and legs sweeping any excess tan left on the mitt and applying to hands and feet for a final, smooth finish.
Dr.Hauschka Translucent Bronze Concentrate: UseDr.Hauschka Cleaning Cream to exfoliate face and body then apply Rose Day Cream (to the face) and a light covering of body moisturiser everywhere else for a perfect even base to work from. ApplyDr.Hauschka Translucent Bronze Concentrate with fingertips working in an upwards motion, pat any excess in with finger tips then build up colour as desired.
Sisley Self Tanning Gel: Apply a thin, even layer of self-tanner onto clean, dry, previously exfoliated skin. Avoid eyebrows and hairline, wash hands thoroughly after use. Apply the gel liberally on parts of the body you want to enhance with a tanned glow. Apply a more generous layer on the top of shoulders, décolleté and arms for a deeper golden effect. Use on its own or over a body cream. The gel contains a no-transfer formula, so it will not stain and washes off with water and soap. Wash hands with soap after use.
St.Tropez Self Tanning Bronzing Mousse:Exfoliate with St. Tropez Body Polish before moisturizing dry areas thoroughly with St. Tropez Body Moisturiser concentrating on elbows, knees, ankles and feet. Help protect eyebrows and hairline with a little extra moisturiser. Using an Applicator Mitt, pump the Mousse and apply with long, even sweeps from toes to top. Make sure you’re well covered as it’s only missed areas that can look patchy.
From Left, Look 1: Top Princess Tam Tam, Skirt Felder Felder, Sunglasses from the collection of General Eyewear, Earrings Pebble. Look 2: Swimsuit MEAT, Earrings Marni, Ring Shourouk. Look 3: Jacket Holly Fulton, Earrings Smith/Grey. Look 4: Dress Craig Lawrence, Necklace Pebble. Look 5: Top David Koma, Skirt CO-TE, Earrings Marni.