A new way to go bronze

beyondbronzedolcejpg.jpgClick on the top title to open and scroll Fake Bake, the popular posh line of sunless tanners, has now created a new line called Beyond Bronze.

This sunless tanner lets golden girls choose between a long lasting self-tan and a last-minute temporary tanner in different shades to enhance their complexion. Long-lasting self-tanners are available in Lotion, Mousse or Airbrush format. All the Beyond Bronze products have the same fabulous quality that earned Fake Bake its devoted celebrity following.

Beyond Bronze can be found at Target stores and online.


Golden Goddess

If you are feeling a bit pale, try Australian Gold. It is fabulous new line of sunless tanning and sun protection products, as well as after-sun skin conditioners — all chock full of botanicals. They smell divine and leave skin soft and glowing.


Get your glow on!

Anne GravelThe weather is getting warmer and we are all just aching to bare some skin. For many of you my darlings that means it is time to tan! But don’t you dare shake and bake! May is skin cancer awareness month. So wear you sun block and use a good sunless tanner to get your glow on! We love Sun Sauce. I do not tan, but the friends and family here at DolceDolce have tried oceans of self-tanners. Sun Sauce is still one of our all time favourites! It’s a celebrity favourite too.They love it on Dancing with the Stars and Deal or No Deal. So we went to Cathy Mogler, who represents Sun Sauce to get so expert advice to how to tan like a pro without streaks, ripples or a hint of an unattractive coppery tinge. 

DD: Can anyone use a self-tanner, even those with sensitive skin and extremely fair skin?
CM: Yes anyone can tan with sunless tanning lotions that are the beauty of sunless tanning, everyone is candidate. If you have sensitive skin and have recurring allergic reactions when it comes to skin care products, I would suggest trying a small amount somewhere where only you can see it.  If you are extremely fair, trying using a product with just a "touch" of sunless. Used on a daily basis you will be able to build a tan 
DD: How can you tell which self tanner to use for a natural look?
CM: All of us have experienced or witnessed a self-tanning adventure gone badly. Whether your memories include strange shades of orange, wild streaking, discolored palms, darkened knees or elbows, or some other ghastly outcome, sunless tanning technology has come a long way. For home use, sunless bronzing lotions are the easiest to apply and the most affordable option. One of the “hottest” sunless lotions on the market today is Sun Sauce. Only available on line or at boutique salons, Sun Sauce is the creation of Dale Hansen an industry skin care veteran and one of the pioneers of DHA sunless tanning Sun Sauce is a hybrid sunless product that combines advanced skin care and DHA bronzing technology. What is DHA?

Editors note: According to the AmericanAcademy of Dermatology, the most effective sunless tanning products contain dihydroxyacetone(DHA) as the active ingredient. DHA is a colorless chemical that is derived from glycerin. It interacts with the amino acids in dead skin cells to produce a “tan or bronze effect”. As dead skin cells are shed every 5-7 days you need you reapply to keep your “tan” fresh!

DD: Is there any way to prevent streaking?  
CM: Here are a few steps that maximize your sunless tanning experience and minimize streaking
·        Cleanse and exfoliate and lightly moisturize skin.
·        Use latex gloves or wash hands thoroughly after application.
·        Create a system of application so you don’t miss or reapply on body
·        Pay attention to body parts with creases such as knees, elbows, wrists, fingers and neck
·        Use small amount of product and apply with a smooth circular motion
·        Be careful and apply evenly.
·        The more even the application the better the tan will be.
·        It is important to “feather in” the sunless product around hairlines.
·        Lightly apply around really dry skin areas, such as heels.
 “Having healthy skin is important to maximize the results of a sunless tan. Taking care of your skin properly by applying moisturizers daily and then using sunless, will ensure a more spectacular sunless tan that will last longer. 
 DD:  Lots of women get dark spots on their knees and ankles –how can that be avoided? 
CM: Exfoliate and apply a light moisturizer before applying sunless lotion. The skin on the knees and ankles tend to be dryer, lotion naturally will absorb into the skin and the skin will drink in more products, that’s why feathering the product into those areas is recommended. I recently read that a cosmetic brush is great for “feathering” lotion around the ankles and knees as well as the rest of the body to avoid streaking; this technique will create an even more beautiful tan.
DD: Can tanning make you look thinner? 
CM: A tan can improve the appearance of imperfections. It also makes you look healthier and yes thinner.  Tanning creates an illusion. It can even out skin tones and diminish the appearance of cellulite. Having a nice tan can actually boost your self-esteem. If you look better you feel better 
DD: Can tanning help mild depression?
CM: Improving your appearance improves your self-esteem. Improving your self-esteem improves your outlook, and improving your outlook changes the way you feel.  
DD: What determines the shade of different tanners?
CM: It all depends on what your skin tone is and the type of sunless product application you choose. 
If you have very fair skin, your sunless experience will be mild to moderate vs. someone who has olive skin that will develop deeper color.
Product application makes a huge difference. Spray tan booths will give you instantaneous deep dark tan. (Don’t forget to use barrier cream around cuticles and on your finger and toenails). Micro mist sunless tanning products offer a light layer of product for a subtle natural look and last but not least sunless tanning lotions if applied on a daily basis will give you the ability control of how light or how dark of a tan you would like.
DD:  Sun Sauce also firms as well as tans, how does that work?
CM: Sun Sauce is an innovator when it comes to sunless tanning products. Dale Hansen the creator of Sun Sauce has the ability to think outside of the box when it comes sunless skin care. Tanning, Skin Firming and Anti-Aging
The science behind the Sun Sauce sunless tanning experience is DHA. DHA is a natural component derived from fruit sugar that reacts with your body’s chemistry to deliver a wonderful bronze tone. The skin firming and anti- aging is from the vitamins, Shea butter and essential oils. Essential oils come from plants they are naturally great for the skin and have also been shown to possess antibacterial, antifungal, and antioxidant properties. Hemp seed oil, Sweet Almond oil, Monoi oil and Jojoba oil replenishes and tightens the skin. Chamomile, Ginseng and Comfrey extracts reduce inflammation, soothe and smooth the skin.

 Terry Milk commented: It SMELLS wonderful (even reminded me of cookie dough, so it must have vanilla). No unpleasant chemical odor, even later in the day when it had fully developed.