The weather has been getting a little warmer of late, and with the appearance of the sun, of course this means that pasty limbs that have been hidden away all winter, want to come out and play. This week I have been reaching for my Dove gradual tan in Medium to Dark, and like a good ol' self tanner, this means I have also been reaching for a good body exfoliator. I usually opt for one of the Soap and Glory body scrubs as they are one of my favourite brands to use for body care, however I saw this St Tropez Body Polish on offer for £1.99 and thought that I would give it a go. Although I am a huge fan of fake tanning, I have never actually used a St Tropez product before. I think that it is probably the price that puts me off the most, I think that there are so many other tanning brands that provide excellent colour, coverage and longevity that I have never felt the need to spend over £20 on a fake tan product.

On to the body polish however, and I find that it is a bit of a mixed bag for me. The exfoliating beads within this product are very fine and there are tones of them, even in a small pea sized about. This may sound great to some of you, however I prefer more of a sugar scrub type texture. I like to exfoliate with larger and fewer beads as I find it gives a smoother, better finish to my skin. I find that the smaller beads just hurt my hand after a while and don't give as smooth a finish. The smell is slightly too clinical for me, it almost smells like Imperial Leather soap, and for me, one of the main reasons I love Soap and Glory is because the products all smell amazingly sweet and floral. Now, don't get me wrong, I still think that this is a great product, it's just that I usually opt for something that smells slightly more girly and has larger exfoliating beads. It does exactly what it says on the tin, it lightly removes dead skin cells and gently exfoliates, I just like a deeper scrub. It is also recommended that you use this product in between applications and so I guess you wouldn't want to intense an exfoliation if you wanted to prolong your colour. And at £1.99 I can't grumble too much now, can I?! 

How do you prep your skin to get ready for fake tanning?