Why You Should Be Scrubbing Your Body:
You can't deny that most of us take pretty good care of our faces but we completely neglect our bodies. It's the truth. Sometimes I get out of the shower and stare at my body moisturiser and deliberately don't apply it because a) I'm lazy, and b) I'm cold and I want to put my pyjamas straight on.
If you're neglecting your body care routine, you can find out more about how to build a routine for your body here, or learn more about Coco & Eve's new body trio here.
Now, back to body scrubs. Exfoliating with a physical scrub helps to manually remove the build-up of dead skin cells from the uppermost layer of the skin. Resurfacing the skin in this way stimulates the regeneration of new cells, revealing smoother, brighter skin underneath.
There are chemical exfoliants, or chemical/physical hybrids you can use on your body, but for the purpose of achieving a super even, flawless-looking faux glow, I go with a physical scrub. Actually, that's not entirely true, if I've got stubborn tan around my hairline on my neck, I get it off with Liquid Gold.
My Other Top Tanning Tips:
Using a scrub or an exfoliating mitt is the first step in a flawless tan - but what other tips do I have, you ask?
Before tanning, rub moisturiser between your palms and swipe under your arms to prevent that collection of tan in the crease of your armpit
Also moisturiser dry areas like the elbows, knees and feet for a more undetectable application
If you're using an express tan, do not moisturise after your first shower - allow 6-8 hours for the tan to develop (applying moisturiser can stunt to development of the tan)
Use a high-quality mitt to do your tan - it'll reduce streaks and patchiness
Don't use body tan on your face. Get yourself a proper face tan - trust me.
My Current Go-To Body Scrubs: