With the holiday season approaching, you will want to start preparing now so you can look your best. That means applying a few coats of fake tan and purchasing that cute little dress for the special occasion - and let’s not forget the shoes! But showing off those adorable pair of heels can be a little difficult when you’re trying to get a nice even fake tan on your feet. No matter how pro you are at self tanning, it can be hard to nail a natural looking fake tan on your feet. But, don’t worry, we are here to help! The key is to give those feet a little extra attention and to prep properly.
Good Prep Practices
Make sure you have exfoliated your feet well in order to remove any old fake tan and dry skin cells. You can even use a foot file if needed.
Make sure you skin is clean and dry.
Apply moisturizing lotion wherever needed on any dry areas (i.e. toes, heels, around ankles) in order to prevent the fake tan from soaking into them and turning your feet orange.
Finally, make sure you apply self tanner to the rest of your body first before moving on to your feet.
Make It Look Natural
There are a couple of ways that you can go about self tanning your feet:
Apply 1-2 pumps per foot of your gradual self tanner to a kabuki brush and lightly brush down from your legs toward the direction of your toes but make sure you avoid the toenail area.
If you are using a tanning mitt, leftover product on the tanning mitt after applying to the legs will be the perfect amount for your feet. Simply blend down from your legs toward your toes and covering the whole top of your foot. Pro Tip: Use a baby wipe or face wipe immediately after application to correct any mistakes.
That’s it! It’s not so difficult if you just focus on good preparation and using a light hand when it comes to applying product. With these tips, you will be able to expertly apply fake tan to your feet so you can show off that new pair of shoes with your holiday outfit.