Take this critical first step
Don’t even think about applying self-tanner until you exfoliate. “Clients often ask me if this really makes a difference. Believe me, it does,” says Jules Von Hep, celebrity tanning expert and global tanning director at Tan-Luxe. Exfoliating sloughs off dead skin cells and excess dry skin and creates an even surface, which sets the stage for a uniform tan. Added bonus? Regular exfoliation helps combats dull skin. Try: Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Scrub or Herbivore Coco Rose Coconut Oil Body Polish. Above all else, make sure you’re exfoliating safely—steer clear of these exfoliating habits that could do serious damage to your skin.