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The Festive Season Glow

The festive season is fast approaching, and in fact, many Christmas parties are already in full swing so if you haven’t yet turned your attention to your tanning, now is your chance. We’ve called on tanning experts Bellamianta to share their professional tips for party perfect skin, in just 4 steps. 

P.S You can get and additional 10% off all our Sun and Tan shop (no minimum spend!) Use Code: TANME until Midnight Friday 25/10/19! ✨

There’s no doubt about it; the perfect party season accessory is always a gorgeous, golden glow. Christmas is all about sparkle, shimmer and shine so it’s time to up the ante when it comes to a skin-loving glow. Thankfully, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’ve got a couple of low-key events in the diary or it’s packed full of glitz and glam extravaganzas, ensure your tan is always on point with these simple, skin perfecting tips. ‘Tis the season to glow, after all.

Step 1: Prep is Key

While it can be easy to reach for your tan straight away, the key to a flawless finish is all about that base. To ensure your skin is in prime condition for tanning, exfoliate using a gentle scrub (such as our Triple Action Glycolic Body Scrub) and mitt thoroughly, 24-hours prior to tanning. Exfoliation removes dead skin cells from the skin’s outermost layer to help ensure even coverage on application. After exfoliating, moisturise your skin.

Step 2: Apply your tan

If you can, shower 30-minutes before application. This will enable your skin to return to its natural PH balance and allow time for your pores to close. Do not apply body lotion or deodorant before tanning. Make sure your underarms are deodorant free and avoid using any oil based products, as they can leave traces on the skin that can cause streaking.

For a long-lasting glow, our Rapid Self-Tanning Tinted Mousse is a winner, for good reason. The beauty of this tan, is that you are in control of its colour. Simply leave on for 2-hours for a light tan, wash off after 3-hours for a medium glow or for the darkest results, leave on for 6 or more hours. The mousse formula is super easy to use (even for tanning newbies), gliding over the skin and blending perfectly for a fabulous finish.

Step 3: Elevate your look

The Christmas party season definitely calls for next level tanning. Our Flawless Filter Body Make-Up is perfect for those festive nights out. A wash-off body and face makeup, it effortlessly blurs imperfections, while the special tinted formula is designed to bronze and gloss your skin instantly. It gives a HD finish that lasts all day long and looks so flawless that #nofilter is required on those festive photos.

A firm favourite with beauty bloggers and make-up artists, our Skin Perfecting Illuminating Bronzing Powder is unlike anything you have tried before. Just at the name suggests, this Bronzing Power works to perfect your skin while illuminating it for a glow that keeps on giving. The golden bronzing power cleverly reflects light, while offering subtle coverage, to give your skin a gorgeous, natural golden glow. Lightweight, ultra-fine pigments enhance the skin’s natural undertones for a truly unique skin perfecting finish. Plus, it’s suitable for use on both the face and body, making this one of the most versatile beauty products you could ever own!


Step 4: Keep the glow alive

Now that you’ve tanned you’ll want to keep the glow alive. Using our Self Tanning Gradual Moisturiser will not only keep your skin super hydrated, but it will deepen your tan and extend its duration too so when those last-minute Christmas catch-ups with friends roll around, you’ll definitely be ready. Plus, like all our Bellamianta products, it is packed full of skin-loving, organic ingredients, keeping it super soft and in tip-top condition.

This festive season, enjoy the greatest gift of all – a gorgeous, golden glow.

Don’t forget that you can get and additional 10% off all our Sun and Tan shop (no minimum spend!)

Use Code: TANME

until Midnight Friday 25/10/19!

Winter Sun Safety Tips For The City And Beach

Winter sun safety is just as important as summer-time sunbathing! If you’re heading to the city or the beach this winter, stay safe with our sun protection tips.

Our winter sun safety tips are ideal for beach and city breaks north of the equator. Shop all sun protection here at allbeauty.com 

Hands up if you thought any of these sun myths were true:

  • Sunscreen in makeup is enough protection
  • Winter sun isn’t as strong as summer sun
  • Winter skin is protected by melanin produced during the summer

Well as you’ve guessed they’re all incorrect! A winter sun break means you need just as much sun protection as during the summer. It goes without saying that holidays in the southern hemisphere will be very hot (anything south of the equator needs proper protection). But for those of you heading to destinations such as Tenerife, Marrakesh or Barcelona, please make sure you’re prepared!

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It’s still true the sun’s at its hottest between 11am and 3pm. If you’re heading for a city break, try to make sure you aren’t walking around outdoors at this time. Schedule a long lunch or a cultural excursion indoors.

Pay attention to the UV rating on the weather forecast. It may be a cloudy day, but that doesn’t mean the UV rating isn’t high or that the UV rays can’t get through. In fact 80% of UV rays can pass through cloud. If the rating is high consider wearing a higher factor sunscreen if you plan to be out and about. In the winter UVB rays aren’t as strong, but UVA (associated with ageing!) most definitely are.

Wear proper sunglasses! Your eyes can be damaged by the sun. Plus don’t forget that foreign shores surrounded by beaches and the sea reflect the light considerably. This means you may find the light ‘brighter’ and uncomfortable compared to home surroundings.

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Apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes before you go out, and ideally make it part of your makeup routine. We know, some sun protection can play havoc with foundation, but we really like Ultrasun and especially the award winning Glimmer which contains tiny flecks of golden colour to give you a warm glow. As long as you wait around 5 minutes before applying foundation, you won’t have any problems. Ultrasun is a once a day product too, so it’s perfect for holidays.

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Pin our handy checklist to your Pinterest account, for whenever you need a quick reminder:

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