By James Read, The UK’s Leading Self Tanning Expert. Keep up to date with his wildly popular blog here: www.thetantalist.com
He-Shi, Ireland’s leading self-tanning range, has hit the UK shores this Spring and is fast becoming the ‘must have’ tanning product. It has already been voted ‘Best Body Tan’ in the recent 2010 Cosmo Beauty Awards. Ready to bare in 3 easy steps, the He-Shi product range prepares the skin and achieves your perfect and most natural tan.
The He-Shi Exfoliating Body Wash, £8.97, contains AHA’s, the perfect ingredient for preparing your skin before tanning whilst helping your tan fade evenly, and is best used 3 days after tanning. Never use a moisturiser before applying self tan, as the tan will not take. Do use some for those tricky dry areas where product can collect, though – try He-Shi Souffle Moisturiser, £10.25, which you can also use afterwards to prolong your tan.
When is comes to tanning products this brand is at the top of their game, they have a liquid tan, a gradual tanner and a one day wash off tan. The Liquid Express Tan, from £17.89, is amazing and is already getting the beauty press buzzing. The colour is so natural and works with all skin tones. Remember though – when it comes to application, apply with a mitt and remember that a little goes along way! It’s also a fool-proof ‘see a go’ formulation that is tinted brown, so no risk of unsightly streaking or tell-tale white patches.
If you want a deeper tan, simply apply a second layer. Layering is very important when applying self tan, as this helps your tan fade evenly and last longer. The He-Shi Day to Day Gradual Tan, £12.39, has a light colour build and is great to top up your tan post holiday.
Finally, we have the He-Shi One Day Wash Off Bronzer, £12.39, – 2 years in the making and the perfect product for self-tan virgins because it’s very natural on the skin, and has an instant colour. It’s also great for correcting a bad tan job!