Ever wondered who created those celebrity golden glows? Scott Barnes, the fake-tan man to the stars, imparts his knowledge on how to look good this season.
Here are Scott Barnes’ tips to get you look tantastic:
- Exfoliate. Scott has tried countless exfoliants on his skins as well the skin of some of his most famous clients. A good base is crucial to a good glow, fake or not. Stanley Jacobs Transforming Synergy Peel pads with mandelic acid are amazing. They’re the most sought after skin care product in his tool kit. Use them on your body where you need brightening and smoothing.
- If you hate the way fake tan wears off as much as most people do, then have a good soak in the bath and get to work with an authentic Korean peeling mitt.
- Don’t be tempted to mix wash-off bronzer with moisturiser to dilute the colour or help it sink in. It stops the product penetrating, may streak and it turns limbs sticky which is never a good look. Try Scott Barnes Body Bling Original, it’s what Kim Kardashian, Nicole Scherzinger and Christina Aguilera all use, so why not.
- Streaks and dark patches on elbows or knees can ruin the tan look. Scott suggests using Veet hair removal cream, but we’re not so keen on that so would suggest this great alternative – Acorelle Hair Removal Cream with natural oils – with far better eco credentials.
- Black skins need bronzing too. Mary J Blige is obsessed by Barnes’ Platinum Body Bling. She likes to buff it into her arms, defining her muscles.
- Always fake it, don’t bake it.