*This post contains gifted items.
With Summer on its way, it is time to get tanning - the healthy way of course! Today I will be talking about some of my favourite products from He-Shi tanning.
First thing's first - we need a good tanning applicator! The He-Shi Luxury Velvet Tanning Mitt* (£5.99) looks like a luxurious mitten that comes with an elasticated non-slip wrist design. The Luxury Mitt has an ultra-soft velvet surface so that you can effortlessly glide over the skin and it will help you achieve a flawless, streak-free tan. The Mitt features an inner waterproof lining so that your hands won't turn darker than the rest of your body and it is double sided so you don't have to keep taking it on and off. I always think that a good tanning mitt can make all the difference with the end result and this one I would highly recommend!
If you like to use body makeup or shimmer products on the body, then you simply need the He-Shi Professional Kabuki Brush* (£11.99). This is a silky soft multipurpose face and body blender for applying finishing products that gives a perfect airbrushed flawless finish to the skin. It is super compact and comes with its own holder to keep the brush and your makeup bag clean and free of tan. It has a velvety soft, highly dense brush and smooths products out onto the skin beautifully without any streaks or missing areas, as well as being kind and gentle on the skin. Simply apply your product onto the brush head and gently buff the product in for an even coverage.
The He-Shi Express Liquid Tan* (£21.00 for 150ml) is an award-winning iconic express liquid tan, incredibly hydrating on the skin and with a lightweight formula that dries in seconds, lasting 7-10 days. One of the features I love about this tan is that you can see where it goes, so that you aren't missing areas and it provides the skin with a streak-free golden glow. The formula contains 100% natural tanning actives and gives a medium shade of tan, but you can easily layer it up to achieve a deeper, darker tan depending on your preference. The Express Liquid Tan provides ultimate skin hydration and protects the skin against premature skin ageing with effective moisturising ingredients, which isn't something you often see in tanning products, but which I am ever so grateful for! Once applied to the skin, there is no 'fake tan' smell to the skin and I love how quickly it dries down so that I don't have to be hopping around the bathroom for ages. As I have quite sensitive skin, some fake tan products can cause my skin to itch, but I had no problems whatsoever with this pH balanced formula. To get the best application, exfoliate the skin 24 hours before use and ensure that the skin is clean, dry and unmoisturised before tanning. Use the Tanning Mitt and apply a little liquid directly onto the Mitt, gliding it over the skin, blending it in circular motions and then shower off after 6-8 hours and moisturise daily to prolong your tan. Easy peesy!
To really get the best from your tan, why not try the He-Shi HD Wonder Glow* (£17.50 for 100ml), which has been designed to highlight and illuminate while covering skin blemishes to leave a streak-free flawless finish. The formula contains skin-loving ingredients such as Aloe Vera to leave the skin feeling hydrated and nourished and it creates a luminous glow to the skin. Wonder Glow also contains crystallised mica minerals to highlight, illuminate and give a beautiful, lit from within glow to the skin and I love that it covers up a couple of veins I have on the back of my legs. You can use this on the face and body, and you can apply it on its own or on top of an existing tan for that summer holiday glow. Don't worry about it coming off throughout the day either as it offers 24-hour splash-proof wear. Application is a doddle - simple apply with the Tanning Mitt or a makeup brush to the face and body, blending it in circular motions for a streak-free finish and it dries instantly to create that flawless, illuminated finish!
We all know how much I love a multi-use product and the He-Shi Tan Remover & Primer* (£15.50 for 150ml) is just that! The Tan Remover & Primer comes ready to prep and prime the skin, creating a blank canvas ready for your next tanning application. This mousse formula is enriched with natural Passion Fruit, Pineapple and Grapefruit Acids and Enzymes which work to gently and effectively remove self-tan without scrubbing in just five minutes! Infused with White Nectarine and Pear, this leaves your skin smelling divine and the natural AHA's pull moisture from its surroundings, ensuring that your skin is well-moisturised so that it doesn't dry out and your skin is left feeling super hydrated. As well as removing your tan, it also makes the perfect prep product for you to apply a fresh layer of tan and you can apply the foam generously to the skin from the neck down, avoiding the facial area, leave it on for five minutes and then rinse away in the shower. I just love how quick and easy He-Shi products are!
You can find He-Shi tanning products online here, and there is free shipping and a free gift with all orders over £20!
All the Loves,