06 Sep ASPR Top Tanning Tips
It’s that time of year again when summer comes to an end and so do our tans. Which is why we thought this would be the perfect time to share our top tanning tips to prolong that summer glow and keep you bronzed all year round! We’ve been taking inspo from our favourite tanning brand, Norvell Tanning, and we just can’t get enough of their tan-tastic products (sorry couldn’t resist). They are 100% Vegan, Paraben Free, Gluten Free and Cruelty Free (ticks all of our boxes already!). If you’re not familiar with them, they are responsible for the flawless, bronzed pins that you’ll see strutting across your TV screens this Saturday (7th September) on Strictly Come Dancing.
If you want a golden tan and the perfect post-summer glow, follow these simple steps and your skin will be looking just as fabulous as the stars (and of course, ours too):
We love to prep and prime our skin before tanning. After many tanning faux pas, we’ve realised that it is such an important step to achieving an immaculate, even and longer lasting tan. Thankfully, Norvell have designed products to assist in the process.
We at ASPR, love to start by exfoliating our skin with the Norvell Vivid Revive Skin Refining Scrub. It consists of a beautiful, creamy, yet effective formula that has anti-ageing properties and removes dead skin cells. We love the way it leaves our skin feeling revived and rejuvenated afterwards.
TOP TIP: Always pay extra attention to those niggly dry areas such as elbows, knees and feet.
Just before our tanning application, we use the Norvell Vivid Amplify pH Equaliser to prime and balance our skin’s pH levels and maximise our sunless tanning results! It is so perfect if you want to intensify your tan and the trigger spray makes it so simple and easy to use.
Arguably, the most anticipated part of the process is the bronzing step. We always use our Sunless Applicator Mitt to apply the tan as it gives us the most flawless and fabulous finish. We love how soft it feels on our skin and how evenly it distributes the product.
TOP TIP: Never use your hands. It just spreads between them and makes your tan streaky!
We pop a small amount of the Norvell Venetian Sunless Mousse onto our mitts and apply it in a gentle, circular motion. It is the perfect, quick-drying, streak-free solution which even counteracts orange tints thanks to Norvell’s unique formula blended of violet and brown hue bronzers. We love how it leaves us with a deep, dark, natural colour so that we look like we’re fresh off the beaches of the French Riviera!
Norvell have products that assist in the aftercare process meaning post-bronze! Our fave has got to be the Post Sunless Hydrofirm Spray which moisturises and boosts our skin’s ability to produce a radiant sunless tan! It’s a lightweight, hydrating mist which has mastered multitasking by spraying away dry skin whilst smoothing and firming our bronzed bods. We just can’t get enough of the dewy, luminous glow that it gives our skin!
We thought we’d let you in on our best-kept secret to extending and showcasing our sunless tans all year round. Our ‘Holy Grail’ is the Norvell Ultra Vivid Boost which is a gradual tanner and lotion enriched with the skincare benefits of a CC cream along with fruity extracts to moisturise, brighten and firm the skin. It is the life saver we need to make bleak winter mornings a little more bright and cheerful!
Well that’s it from us here at ASPR. We would love to know which product you have been most inspired to try, don’t forget to tag us and let us know on @alexsilverpr.