St Tropez’s Jules Heptonstall Reveals His Beach Skin Tips

04 July 2013 by

St Tropez's Jules Heptonstall

Already worked your way through the latest issue of Grazia? Then you might well be under the impression that, right now, we’re a teensy bit obsessed with holiday beauty. Well, you’re not wrong, ladies! Whether it’s the best neon pink polish to complement our tan or the hottest après-sun shampoo, it’s safe to say our beach bags are currently full to the brim!

If you caught up with our ‘Beauty Pack’ feature in this week’s issue, you’ll have come across our exclusive with the wonderful Aerin Lauder, who has mastered the art of beauty come sunset. When it comes to great looking holiday-skin, it’s all about the choosing the right products to show off your golden hue come sundown...

Especially for you (and the sake of your tropical tan), we caught up with St Tropez’s tanning whizz Jules Heptonstall, who shared with us his top tips for the perfect skin finish. Take note, ladies!

An A-Lister bod really is possible

“Once you have a tan, you can add definition and contouring to skin as well as highlighting the areas you wish to draw attention to. Add additional (fake) tan to the inner thigh, outer stomach and underneath the jawline, and then add illuminators to the shoulder bones, décolletage, cheekbones and outer thigh to give definition and to highlight.”

Get the glow in your hotel room

“Recreating a catwalk look in your hotel room is easy! Just add a light coating of St Tropez Illuminator (available in Violet, Rose or Gold) to your shoulders, collarbones, thighs and shins to add a light reflecting quality to skin.”

Don’t forget to hydrate!

If it’s the glow you’re after, hydration is key, and Jules recommends an aloe-based moisturiser for a real hydration hit. Pay particular attention to hands, elbows, knees and feet.

Faking isn’t cheating!

If your tropical tan isn’t quite tropical enough, don’t be afraid to double up with a fake tan come sundown. If you have any mishaps, Jules recommends using an oil based salt scrub- “anything oil based will speed up a tan’s fade and a tan remover mitt breaks down the tan further. Swimming in chlorinated water also makes a fake tan fade quicker, too.”

Ready to get bronzed? Check out our gallery below of bikini icons for some serious beach inspiration!

For more tips, hints and tricks head over to Boots Camp...


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