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Holiday tanning… to fake or not to fake

Most people will have their summer holidays booked, ready and quite possibly coming up very soon!
Working hard all year deserves a reward and for the great British public that seems to be a well-deserved holiday!

Time off work, or studies, never seems the same spent at home. You don’t completely relax. You don’t go out every night, you don’t drink cocktails in plastic cups at 10 am, and you don’t lay around a pool scantily clad.

Which leads me to todays question. Do I fake tan before, during or after my holiday?

Some people tan easily and have beautifully tanned skin after spending a day in the summer sun wearing a safe factor 50. Others, like me, look hardly any different when they return, maybe a little more off white with a few more freckles.

There’s nothing worse than arriving at your much-awaited holiday destination and feeling frumpy and pasty in your swimsuit. For this reason, for the past few years I’ve had a spray tan or fake tanned before I’ve gone away. I don’t know what it is about tanned skin, but you feel more confident, your clothes look better, suddenly your problems areas are less of a problem... generally confidence goes from a 2 to an 8.

Given this, why would I want to go on holiday, the two weeks of the year that I will be barely dressed in public, looking whiter than white?

One small flaw with my plan. I come back paler than I went.

A few years ago, I went on a family holiday. My sister has very similar skin tone to me, if not paler. We’d gone to the South of France for a big family get together. For the first 5 days it was torrential rain. Luckily, we were away for nearly 3 weeks so plenty of time in the sun to make up for the weather and to remedy our paleness. Then how come each day she’s looking more and more golden and I’m barely changing? She was caught in a web of deceit with her smug little face until I caught her applying her ‘aftersun’. It was in fact a gradual tan. I was fuming. Fuming that she was browner than me but more so that I hadn’t thought of this first. Even though I hated to admit it, it was a genius move.

One half of the Bronzie founding dream-team Leanne is a beauty expert in her own right and through her salon owning, teaching and years of personal experiences came up with the tanning saviours that make up the Bronzie game changing portfolio along with tanning expert Eloise.

Leanne recently went on holiday and was of the same opinion about feeling better tanned. She started five days before she went away, making sure her skin was properly prepped using the Bronzie exfoliation mitt to make sure she was free of old fake tan, dead skin and impurities.

Leanne doesn’t tan naturally very well so makes sure she doesn’t spend too much time sunbathing and wears a high factor to protect her skin. She takes her trusty St Tropez gradual tan away with her and applies every other night using her bronzie back and body tanning mitt, this way she maintains her colour throughout the holiday, and still has a healthy glow when she comes home. Leanne prefers this to a spray tan for a holiday as has previously found the spray tan became patchy after a few days of sun screen, pool water and sun loungers.

The Bronzie exfoliation mitt and tanning mitt are both small enough to fold up and pop in your case without taking up much space and are the perfect tanning accessories to have with you always.

This year, mine are packed and ready (before anything else). I wouldn’t go without them. Let’s see who’s got browner legs this year Emma... muahahahahaaa.

Check out our other blogs for the perfect way to tan using the Bronzie 3 step system. All bronzie products work perfectly with any brand of fake tan, be it cream, spray or mousse, whichever you prefer.

Here’s wishing all our Bronzie babes a wonderful summer holiday. Don’t forget to send us your pictures using #babeswhobronzie on social media and tell us about your tanning experiences. Stay safe in the sun, use sunscreen and don’t over do the sunbathing. No one wants to look like a leather handbag, especially a burnt one!

We got you.

Most people will have their summer holidays booked, ready and quite possibly coming up very soon!
Working hard all year deserves a reward and for the great British public that seems to be a well-deserved holiday!

Time off work, or studies, never seems the same spent at home. You don’t completely relax. You don’t go out every night, you don’t drink cocktails in plastic cups at 10 am, and you don’t lay around a pool scantily clad.

Which leads me to todays question. Do I fake tan before, during or after my holiday?

Some people tan easily and have beautifully tanned skin after spending a day in the summer sun wearing a safe factor 50. Others, like me, look hardly any different when they return, maybe a little more off white with a few more freckles.

There’s nothing worse than arriving at your much-awaited holiday destination and feeling frumpy and pasty in your swimsuit. For this reason, for the past few years I’ve had a spray tan or fake tanned before I’ve gone away. I don’t know what it is about tanned skin, but you feel more confident, your clothes look better, suddenly your problems areas are less of a problem… generally confidence goes from a 2 to an 8.

Given this, why would I want to go on holiday, the two weeks of the year that I will be barely dressed in public, looking whiter than white?

One small flaw with my plan. I come back paler than I went.

A few years ago, I went on a family holiday. My sister has very similar skin tone to me, if not paler. We’d gone to the South of France for a big family get together. For the first 5 days it was torrential rain. Luckily, we were away for nearly 3 weeks so plenty of time in the sun to make up for the weather and to remedy our paleness. Then how come each day she’s looking more and more golden and I’m barely changing? She was caught in a web of deceit with her smug little face until I caught her applying her ‘aftersun’. It was in fact a gradual tan. I was fuming. Fuming that she was browner than me but more so that I hadn’t thought of this first. Even though I hated to admit it, it was a genius move.

One half of the Bronzie founding dream-team Leanne is a beauty expert in her own right and through her salon owning, teaching and years of personal experiences came up with the tanning saviours that make up the Bronzie game changing portfolio along with tanning expert Eloise.

Leanne recently went on holiday and was of the same opinion about feeling better tanned. She started five days before she went away, making sure her skin was properly prepped using the Bronzie exfoliation mitt to make sure she was free of old fake tan, dead skin and impurities.

Leanne doesn’t tan naturally very well so makes sure she doesn’t spend too much time sunbathing and wears a high factor to protect her skin. She takes her trusty St Tropez gradual tan away with her and applies every other night using her bronzie back and body tanning mitt, this way she maintains her colour throughout the holiday, and still has a healthy glow when she comes home. Leanne prefers this to a spray tan for a holiday as has previously found the spray tan became patchy after a few days of sun screen, pool water and sun loungers.

The Bronzie exfoliation mitt and tanning mitt are both small enough to fold up and pop in your case without taking up much space and are the perfect tanning accessories to have with you always.

This year, mine are packed and ready (before anything else). I wouldn’t go without them. Let’s see who’s got browner legs this year Emma… muahahahahaaa.

Check out our other blogs for the perfect way to tan using the Bronzie 3 step system. All bronzie products work perfectly with any brand of fake tan, be it cream, spray or mousse, whichever you prefer.

Here’s wishing all our Bronzie babes a wonderful summer holiday. Don’t forget to send us your pictures using #babeswhobronzie on social media and tell us about your tanning experiences. Stay safe in the sun, use sunscreen and don’t over do the sunbathing. No one wants to look like a leather handbag, especially a burnt one!

We got you.

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