Bronzed Skin for The Shade Hunter


Honestly. Don’t you just love summer? I mean, it’s ridiculous! Warm days, amazing fruits and vegetables in season, outdoor exercise and if you live in Hong Kong only the occasional typhoon to contend with! Yep, I can’t complain. I know there’s one thing you think I left off my list – a glowing summer tan. If you know me at all you will know that I’ll be the one sitting in the shade! But that doesn’t mean I don’t want the tan! But let’s be honest. Aside from the nasty chemicals that go into most fake tans (and the slightly orange tinge some brands tend to leave you with, let’s not even talk about the smell! (Which if you’re trying to go for a ‘natural’ glow is a dead giveaway may I add). I was actually starting to wonder if my olive skin was starting to morph into English Rose (it didn’t).

Then Eco Tan came into my life.

I am forever searching for products that are natural and organic. Products that nourish my (oh so sensitive) skin and products that well, work. Eco Tan is the first company in Australia to have made a 100% certified organic natural tanning lotion. Made from a delicious blend of cacao, chamomile flower extract, avocado oil and rose geranium oil with absolutely no nasties and no synthetic ingredients you will never turn into the ginger ninja. Bonus points because Eco Tan is cruelty-free accredited.

For totes profesh results I would highly recommend you get into dry body brushing. It will only take you 5 minutes each morning before you jump in the shower and the benefits are numerous. If you consider your skin is your largest organ in the body and also plays a large role in eliminating toxins then I’m sure you will agree it’s totally worth it! Not only will your skin be super smooth and the perfect blank canvas for your faux tan by shedding any dead skin cells (yuck, but necessary!), it will increase your circulation (hellooo natural glow) and promote lymphatic drainage which means you are also releasing toxins from your soon-to-be-tan bod. It also unclogs your pores which means you will absorb nutrients more easily. Make sure you get a dry body brush with natural bristles, start at the soles of your feet and work in upward movements towards your heart. Then jump in the shower to wash away the dead skin cells. You are now ready to apply Eco-Tan! Personally, nothing works as well for a stain-free, streak-free sweet smelling tan than this combo.

The best part? Eco Tan is now available in Hong Kong! You can buy not only my fave (which is Invisible Tan) but the whole darn family here.

Bronze away.



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