Tanning Tip: brush your face
Having a smooth, flawless base for your tan starts with having healthy, clean skin. It's so important to prioritise a thorough evening cleanse to remove your make-up, dirt and grime that accumulates throughout the day not only so you can ensure an even application of your beauty products, but also for the well being of your skin. Just as important is including a gentle exfoliating practice that will encourage the turn over of skin cells and leave you with a refined base to apply your tanning products with ease. Sibella Court and Pippa Holt both swear by their Clarisonics for the best deeply exfoliating clean, but we have recently discovered a gentler, artisanal alternative from Iris Hantverk.
The bristles on this artisanal face brush are supple enough for even the most sensitive skin, providing a tactile and romantic sense of ritual to your cleansing regime. Made by hand of oil-treated oak and horse hair, the brush is designed to be dampened with water and your favourite facial cleanser (Lara loves this one by Eve Lom), to remove makeup and dirt while simultaneously massaging and exfoliating skin. Using gentle circular motions over your face avoiding eyes and mouth, your complexion will be brightened, cleansed and deeply exfoliated, ready for your preferred tanning product to be smoothed on with ease.