Leighton Denny’s shares his top tips for tanning


Leighton DennyLeighton Denny is back on your screens on Thursday 4th April at 4pm in Alison Young's Beauty Fix show with his popular Sun-Beliveable tanning range. We recently caught up with the tanning king to find out his top application tips. 

"The key to achieving a long lasting, flawless Sun-Believable Self Tan is down to preparation. Create the perfect canvas by exfoliating with the Sun-Believable SCRUB ME Body Exfoliator. Apply onto dry skin with your fingertips, cloth or a sponge while showering. Continue to massage into the skin, paying particular attention to areas of dry skin including the elbows, knees and heels.

Sun-Believable body scrub and moisturiserNext apply the luxurious Sun-Believable CREAM ME Body Moisturiser in a thin layer to hands, feet, knees, elbows, hairline and ankles. This will help prevent over tanning on any dry areas. It can also be applied on a daily basis to prolong your tan and add a healthy sheen to your skin.

For the perfect golden glow, apply my award-winning ‘Hero’ product – the Sun-Believable TAN ME Self Tan Mousse. Created with an in-built golden glow so that you can see where your tan is being applied, it will leave you with an instant sun-kissed appearance.

Fake tan applicationAlways use the Sun-Believable Application Mitt to ensure the tan is applied evenly to the skin. Starting with the legs, work up the body in sweeping, circular movements as this will help avoid streaking and apply lighter strokes around ankles and wrists.

Before your application is complete check to see if there is any colour build up in certain areas and if there is gently buff with the mitt.

Tanning on the go 
All About Tanning collectionFor this season's hottest finish choose the fantastic Sun-Believable All About Tanning Collection available for a limited period, at a very special price on 4th, 12th 17th and 21st April.

The kit contains the 'hero' Tan Me Self Tan Mousse (medium and dark), bestselling Bronze Me Instant Tan and Sun Kiss Me Gradual Tan treatments that will leave you with a hot fashion finish, that’s easily achieved in the comfort of your own home.


Tanning to enhance your natural colouring

Pretty red heads
There is nothing prettier than a sunkissed red head and a lighter tan tone is all you need for that healthy, uplifting glow. My ‘hero’ Sunbelievable Tan Me Self Tan Mousse is one of the best options for paler girls, lifting your natural colouring to its healthiest tone, with a multi-dimensional finish.

Easy to apply with a rich, fluffy texture, the mousse smoothes onto the skin evenly for a non streak finish. The tan will develop in 2-4 hours and adjusts to your natural skin tone, complementing your beautiful colouring. Geri Halliwell is a fan; use her and Isla Fisher as your tanning muse!

Californian Blondes
Blondes are beautiful with a natural looking, soft glowing tan. Your aim is to highlight all your qualities and work your tan so that it touches all the key places you would ordinarily catch the sun. Sun-Believable Sunkiss Me Gradual Tan will give you that longed for Bridgette Bardot-esque sunkissed glow and can be applied easily and quickly for a streak free tan.

Simply apply evenly over the areas on a daily basis to build up the desired colour. A maximum depth will be achieved after three applications. You can also achieve a multi-dimensional look with the Bronze Me Instant Tan; mix the product with your every day moisturiser to create further bronzing on shoulders, shins and décolletage. Molly King works this look perfectly, with a natural tan all year round and opts for a slightly deeper tone for high glamour.

Mediterranean Beauties
Jade Jagger loves Sun-Beelievable and I always think of her Ibiza glow when guiding brunettes to the perfect tan. Sun-Believable Bronze Me Instant Tan can be used on the face and body to provide an immediate tan for a quick pick-me-up, but also ideal for extending the life of your real tan if you are prone to a regular jet away.

I think of this product as the perfect express tan so perfect for girls that wear a tan well and colour naturally and easily but need a little help during the winter months and early summer.

Rich chocolate tones
Beautiful black skin looks its absolute best when skin is even and glowing. Bronze Me Instant Tan in Dark is a luxurious, rich, bronzing gel that is perfect for smoothing black skin and giving it a lift. Maximum colour is achieved after three applications, so some girls choose to use this everyday for maximum colour. I also love black skin when contoured with Highlight Me Bronzing Shimmer, this works on all skin tones but the copper and bronze tones are particularly flattering on black skin."

1 Comment

  1. D April 3, 2013 at 1:25 pm -  Reply

    Which sun believable product will not mark my bed sheets? – as Ive just invested in white Kelly hoppen duvet set and dont want to ruin it!

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