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6 winter tanning tips you need to know

6 winter tanning tips you need to know

Posted by Fiona Cox on 30th Nov 2020

Want to know how to fake a healthy winter glow? Read on to find out top tips from the he-shi tanning experts!

1. Choosing the correct tan

In order to achieve a subtle healthy glow, make sure you are using the correct self-tan for your skin type. All he-shi products are enriched with hydrating ingredients, but make sure to do your research before buying and applying as to what works best for your skin.

Suffering from dry skin? We recommend using the he-shi Face and Body Gel as this tan is formulated with ingredients such as Vitamins A & E and Aloe Vera. This tan gives skin the perfect subtle glow and won’t stick to any dry patches on the skin leaving you with a flawless, streak-free tan.

A mousse formulation tends to be a tanning favourite and our favourite winter picks are the he-shi Gold Foaming Mousse and the Rapid 1 Hour Mousse. Both these tans are packed with hydrating ingredients whilst also leaving you with a subtle golden glow. An added benefit of the Rapid 1 Hour Mousse is that you are in control of your colour – leave on for an hour for a light golden glow, 2-3 hours for a medium colour and 3+ hours for an ultra-dark colour.

Liquid tans such as the he-shi Express Liquid tan or Rapid 1 Hour Liquid tan are again packed full of hydrating ingredients such as glycerine for ultra hydration and an even fade. Liquid tans get a bad reputation for being messy and hard to apply but the he-shi formulations are lightweight formulas that glide easily on to your mitt and skin to leave an even, medium coloured glow.

2. Go easy!

Apply your winter tan in layers in order to achieve your perfect colour. It’s easier to build colour than to fix mistakes, so be patient.

3. Make it last

A winter glow is great for disguising less than healthy-looking skin and our tanning experts recommend using the he-shi Day to Day Gradual tan once a week to top up your colour, prolong the wear off your self-tan and deeply moisturise skin. The Day to Day Gradual tan is packed full of hydrating ingredients and also has our iconic moisture lock technology.

4. Tanning Disaster?

Had a tanning disaster? Use our he-shi Tan remover and Primer to remove the old tan and prep your skin for the next layer. Just apply the luxurious foam where needed and leave on for 5 minutes before rinsing off in the shower. For more stubborn areas leave on up to 10 minutes and use an exfoliating mitt to help remove tan on the stubborn areas.

5. Facial Tanners are a winter must have!

Facial tanners have come a long way over the past few years and now come combined with skincare benefits plus formulations are lighter, helping to prevent breakouts giving a more natural-looking tan. You no longer have to worry about the tell-tale streaks or smudges of orange across cheeks; instead, you’ll enjoy a healthy glow. The he-shi Overnight Hyaluronic Tan Balm is a 3-in-1 facial tanner that tans, hydrates and prevents the signs of ageing. Apply to skin every 2-3 days after your normal skincare routine and awake with a plumped, naturally glowing complexion. Check out our brand ambassador Tara's facial tanning video here for the perfect winter glow. 

6. Try a mitt

Always apply using an applicator mitt: pump your product onto the mitt and apply to the skin using sweeping motions, rather than circular motions - remember you want to evenly distribute the product across the skin.

Start at the ankles and work your way up, he-shi tanning experts are a fan of one coat in the winter and two in the summer – but tanning is all about you and your personal preference! Remember in winter it’s less about having stepped off a plane with a deep golden tan and more about that healthy glow.

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