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Beauty: Fake tanning made simple (and really rather chic)

The revolutionary Bronzie jumpsuit, which you slip on after fake tanning.
The revolutionary Bronzie jumpsuit, which you slip on after fake tanning.
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Yorkshire-backed tanning brand Bronzie has created special mitts and a jumpsuit for before and after perfection. Clever or what? Beauty Editor Stephanie Smith reports, plus Beauty Products of the Week.

The secret behind the perfect fake tan lies in the preparation.

BEAUTY PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: 'New for summer from Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Beach, Please! collection, the Fairy Bomb Glittering Pom Pom in Ros� on Ice covers the body in a smooth, hyper-reflective glitter that lights up the skin, scented with irresistible vanilla coconut. It's �32 at Harvey Nichols and harveynichols.com

BEAUTY PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: 'New for summer from Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Beach, Please! collection, the Fairy Bomb Glittering Pom Pom in Ros� on Ice covers the body in a smooth, hyper-reflective glitter that lights up the skin, scented with irresistible vanilla coconut. It's �32 at Harvey Nichols and harveynichols.com

“It doesn’t matter what tan you use, even if it’s the most expensive one on the market, it won’t work to its full potential unless your skin is perfectly prepared,” says online tanning company Bronzie co-founder Leanne Leguen.

“Our skin is made up of many layers, but tanning occurs only on the outer layer – the epidermis. The colour change occurs when tan interacts with dead skin cells. And no matter how often we scrub our skin, we will always have dead skin cells. This is why exfoliation is always advised before applying any tanning product – to provide a smoother application and give your tan longevity.”

Exfoliating 24 hours before tanning gives the skin a chance to settle, adds Leanne. Drier areas, like your hands, elbows, knees and feet, need particular attention, as does your back, often neglected. Bronzie, which is backed by entrepreneurs Julian Kynaston and Yorkshire businesswoman Karen Betts, offers a new Back & Body Exfoliating Mitt (£19.95), with a middle section that loops around your back, to ensure a full body scrub. It is also infused with charcoal, to brighten and withdraw impurities out of the skin.

There’s also a Back & Body Tanning Mitt (£17.95), which enable back tanning, and has a protective film inside each mitt to protect hands from tanning products.

BEAUTY PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream special editon'While stocks last, this limited edition Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream comes in a whopping 100ml jar in a special, beautifully designed keepsake box by British accessories designer Karen Mabon and helps raise funds for Women for Women International to support women survivors of war around the world. It's �110 at Elemis.com.

BEAUTY PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: Elemis Pro-Collagen Marine Cream special editon'While stocks last, this limited edition Elemis Pro Collagen Marine Cream comes in a whopping 100ml jar in a special, beautifully designed keepsake box by British accessories designer Karen Mabon and helps raise funds for Women for Women International to support women survivors of war around the world. It's �110 at Elemis.com.

Then, step forward complete post-tan protection in the form of the Chelsea Bronzie Jumpsuit (£64.95).Leanne says: “The ankle cuffs and wrists will not mark or smudge. Our asymmetric zip allows you to step into your jumpsuit with ease, and our unique fabric will not absorb tanning products. The velour-lined hood, collar and trims, plus gold zips and toggles, add style. The toggles enable an adjustable waist and a fitted finish. It is comfortable to sleep in, leaves your bedding stain-free and is machine washable.”

All products are available at www.BronzieUK.com.

BEAUTY PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: Younique Moodstruck Splash Liquid Lipstick'From the Moodstruck range, with a cocktail of moisturising, enriching and light-reflecting ingredients, these lovely, saturated with goodness lipsticks come in an array of unusual colours, from knock-out navy to muted mauve. For a limited time only, there are also molten metallics to choose from. Each costs �21 at Youniqueproducts.com.

BEAUTY PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: Younique Moodstruck Splash Liquid Lipstick'From the Moodstruck range, with a cocktail of moisturising, enriching and light-reflecting ingredients, these lovely, saturated with goodness lipsticks come in an array of unusual colours, from knock-out navy to muted mauve. For a limited time only, there are also molten metallics to choose from. Each costs �21 at Youniqueproducts.com.

BEAUTY PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: Weleda Gentle Cleansing Foam'Vegan friendly, natural face wash for normal and combination skin that does not dry out the skin. Carefully-selected, mild cleansers from plant origins carry away grime, daily dirt, excess oil and make-up in the kindest, most effective way, but leave moisture balance undisturbed. Organic witch hazel extract is included, together with fresh, uplifting fragrances from essential oils. It's �15.95 at Weleda.co.uk.

BEAUTY PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: Weleda Gentle Cleansing Foam'Vegan friendly, natural face wash for normal and combination skin that does not dry out the skin. Carefully-selected, mild cleansers from plant origins carry away grime, daily dirt, excess oil and make-up in the kindest, most effective way, but leave moisture balance undisturbed. Organic witch hazel extract is included, together with fresh, uplifting fragrances from essential oils. It's �15.95 at Weleda.co.uk.

BEAUTY PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: REN Evercalm Sensitive Eye Serum'A light, fluid serum that targets puffiness, irritation and sensitivity around the eyes with Grifolin extract from white mushroom, Gotu Kola extract and Horse Chestnut Flower, improving eye skin quality and tone. Gently dab around the eyes until absorbed. It costs �30 at Renskincare.com and also at Space NK stores across Yorkshire.

BEAUTY PRODUCT OF THE WEEK: REN Evercalm Sensitive Eye Serum'A light, fluid serum that targets puffiness, irritation and sensitivity around the eyes with Grifolin extract from white mushroom, Gotu Kola extract and Horse Chestnut Flower, improving eye skin quality and tone. Gently dab around the eyes until absorbed. It costs �30 at Renskincare.com and also at Space NK stores across Yorkshire.