Source: Eco Tan
Protecting your skin from the harsh UVA and UVB rays is so important, particularly in Australia. In fact, melanoma is the most common cancer in Australians aged 15-44 years, and two in three Australians will be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer by the time they are 70. Statistics like that should be enough to turn you off sun tanning and solariums for good!
If you love that golden glow though, Biome stocks a beautiful selection of award winning, vegan, natural and Certified Organic fake tans by Eco Tan.
Which Organic Fake Tan is Right For Me?Eco Tan Invisible Tan Eco Tan Invisible Tan was awarded Best Natural Fake Tan of 2016 in the Natural Health International Beauty Awards. It is made with natural and Certified Organic ingredients, and contains a beautiful blend of aloe vera, rose geranium oil, avocado oil and chamomile. It does not contain synthetic fragrances, artificial orange dyes, parabens and GMOs. If you have medium or olive skin tones, Eco Tan Invisible Tan is the best one for you. Shop Eco Tan Invisible Tan here > Eco Tan Winter Skin Gradual Tanning Moisturiser If you have fair to medium skin tones, Eco Tan Winter Skin is a great option for you. Winter Skin applies just like a moisturiser, and gradually builds your tan with applications to create a bronze glow. It is made with natural and Certified Organic ingredients, and contains a blend of aloe vera, cacao, grape seed extract and rose geranium. Eco Tan Winter Skin has been tried and tested here at Biome and we love it. And we're not the only ones. It has also been awarded Top Pick of Beauty Awards 2016 by Cosmopolitan Australia and the Shop Til You Drop Genius Award 2013! Shop Eco Tan Winter Skin here > Eco Tan Cacao Firming Mousse Eco Tan Cacao Firming Mousse is a Janey Loves 2016 Platinum Award Winner. It delivers a deep bronze tan in one application, and is suitable for all skin tones. Ingredients such as Certified Organic coffee, blood orange, ginger and mandarin help to reduce the appearance of cellulite and promotes smooth skin. Like all Eco Tan products, it is vegan and made with natural and Organic ingredients, plus it leaves you with a beautiful streak free finish (without the orange tinge!). Shop Eco Tan Cacao Firming Mousse here >
How to Apply Organic Fake TanFor the best results, it is recommended to exfoliate your skin at least 24-48 hours in advance. A through exfoliation sloughs away dead skin cells to reveal smooth, fresh skin so that the fake tan applies more evenly. But to be honest, we generally remember only a few hours before the special occasion and it still seems to work just fine!
I've had success with a gentle, light exfoliation and then applying Eco Tan Cacao Firming Mousse right away. I showered a few hours later and was very happy with nicely bronzed legs for the night. I applied another coat the next morning and with daily moisturising the resulting tan has lasted for more than a week. - Tracey, Biome Director.An exfoliating mitt like the extreme exfoliant glove is really effective, but dry body brushing or a body scrub work well also. As well as smoother skin, there are lots of other health benefits, including improved circulation, cellulite reduction, and body brushing in particular will detoxify the lymphatic system. When you are ready to apply the fake tan, apply it to clean, dry skin, rubbing it in thoroughly and evenly using circular motions. The best way to apply to your face, hands and feet is to use product that is left on hands after applying to limbs. Allow the fake tan to dry before getting dressed or hopping into bed, and for best results, wait at least eight hours for tan to develop before showering. To maintain the life of your tan, the key is to moisturise daily. We have a wonderful range of natural moisturisers available online here > And because we can all use some reminding every now and then, try and avoid spending time in the sun during the hottest part of the day, use a good quality sunscreen, wear a hat, sunglasses and appropriate clothing. Sign up to our newsletter to receive ideas to live a more eco and ethical lifestyle, plus exclusive specials to make it easier for you >
Further reading www.cancer.org.au