Tips for the perfect flawless fake tan!

If you want to protect yourself from the harmful effects of the sun (i.e., wrinkles, brown spots, or, worse, skin cancer), the only safe glow is one that comes from a bottle.Nowadays we have new tanning formulations that dry quickly, show up instantly, and can be washed off in as little as an hour, so why not to rock sexy bronzed skin all year long ?


Below you will find all the tips and tricks necessary for the perfect self-tan application.

1. The most important step in getting the perfect fake tan is exfoliation ! You don't want to apply fake tan on dead skin, that will be a disaster for sure. Always prepare your skin and start with exfoliation in the shower, be sure you removed all the dead skin cells that get in the way of your even tan application. Pay extra attention to really dry spots like your elbows and knees.
2.Don't apply fake tan products on fresh shaved/waxed legs, as your skin will become sensitized and it can reactivate to the tanning formulation, also don't shave/wax your legs after you applied your tan. 

10 Parisian Beauty Picks

In my opinion "French fammes "  have the most beautiful skin, amazing red lips, they age gracefully and they have all around gorgeousness. After my last trip to Paris, I thought  it was about time to inject more French skincare into my everyday life, because the education and culture of good skincare starts right there, in France !

Here are 10 of my Parisian Beauty Picks -  from over the years plus a couple of new finds.

1. Guerlain Terracotta Joli Teint , beautifying foundation, a magical fluid for sun-kissed and glowy skin. This is a new find and I simply adore it !
2. Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre, rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins, makes my dry skin supple and elastic. 
3. Homeoplasmine, French Vaseline infused with plant extracts, great for skin irritations, very dry lips, eczema.

Cancer Council Ultra Lip Balm SPF 50 UVA/UVB Review

Anyone can be at risk of developing skin cancer, this risk increases as you get older. You probably know that this type of cancer is caused by exposure to UV radiation in sunlight.
The sun is important for our health, helping us to produce vitamin D. However, we must enjoy it in moderation and avoid extensive exposure.

Iedereen kan huidkanker krijgen, dit risico wordt groter naarmate je ouder wordt. Je weet waarschijnlijk dat je dit type kanker krijg door overmatige blootstelling aan UV straling van zonlicht.
De zon is belangrijk voor onze gezongheid, het helpt ons om vitamine D te produceren. Echter, we moeten met mate genieten van de zon en voorkomen dat we onszelf teveel blootstellen aan de zon.

Just like the rest of your skin, your lips need protection from the sun to help prevent skin cancer. Your lower lip is especially vulnerable because it sticks out a bit and faces up, so it gets more sun exposure than your upper lip. If your lip balm doesn’t have SPF, buy one that does and put it on before your lipstick or lip gloss year-round, just like you apply moisturizer with SPF before any other makeup.

I highly recommend Cancer Council Ultra Lip Balm SPF 50 UVA/UVB and I will tell you why.

Net zoals de rest van je huid, hebben je lippen bescherming tegen de zon nodig om de kans op huidkanker te verkleinen. Vooral je onderlip is in het bijzonder extra kwetsbaar omdat die iets uitsteekt en naar boven gericht is. Daarom komt er net iets meer zonlicht direct op dan op de bovenlip. Als je lippenbalsem geen SPF heeft, koop er dan één die dat wel heeft en gebruik die op je lippen vóórdat je lippenstift of lipgloss gebruikt. Net zoals dat je eerst moisturizer met SPF gebruikt voordat je andere makeup aanbrengt.

Ik raad Cancer Council Ultra Lip Balm SPF 50 UVA/UVB aan, en ik zal je uitleggen waarom.

Le Tan Daily Face Sheer Tint SPF 30+ Review

You don't have to go to the beach to need a face cream with a medium high SPF, and it does not have to be summer to wear sun protection.
UV rays are reflected by the snow and water and they can increase risk of sun damage. Winter or summer, sunscreen is important because skin damage can occur even on cloudy or hazy days.

I always have products with SPF, for body and face but I still ordered this product a while ago to take it with me to Barcelona, where I am going to be in the sun most days. I already used it several times and I really love it! Because I work as a beautician I always get asked about the products that I use and I think this review will be quite helpful!

Le Tan Daily Face Sheer Tint SPF 30+  is made in Australia, where it is also quite famous and the most trusted sun care brand! Now I know why everyone that uses this product loves it. So far I liked everything I had from Le Tan, they have one of the most amazing exfoliating mitts (gloves) I used, but the story with that glove is for another time and another article :)