Celeb Bronzing Tips from St. Tropez Tan’s Skin-glow Guru Fiona Locke
Now that the weather is getting nicer and we are showing more skin, it’s time to get that fresh natural sun-kissed glow on…safely! Fiona Locke is one of the most sought after “skin finishing” experts in the entertainment industry. She works her magic on celebrities including Evangeline Lilly, Olivia Wilde and Katherine McPhee as well as the stars of E! News and American Idol. Fiona also creates glowing skin for editorial photo shoots for magazines like Allure, Self and Cosmopolitan. Fiona is a master at creating a natural looking golden glow and is sharing her insider tanning tips with us!
MM: What exactly is skin finishing and how is it different from spray tanning?
Fiona: Skin Finishing is applying a custom color and body contour to any skin tone or body type. It is much more detailed and specific and less generic than a spray tan booth.
MM: You have so many finishing options, ethereal, sun kissed, contouring and bronzing to name a few- what kind of look do most of your clients want?
Fiona: The finishing options cater to each client’s needs depending on the event they are attending and the wardrobe they will be wearing. It can vary greatly. Many of my Red Carpet clients request a little body contour to define their muscle tone in photos.
MM: What is the biggest mistake you see when it comes to tanning?
Fiona: The biggest mistake I see is rushing your application of your self tanner and not blending properly. St. Tropez Mousse and Mitt gives a perfectly even coverage and because there is a guide color in the mousse you can see where you are applying your self tanner. A missed spot will always look uneven. Also, having the mitt avoids the tell tale sign of tanning… “the stained palms.”
Anti-Aging Skin Regimens That Work
I’m always excited to sample the latest potions and lotions, especially when they work well. It’s a challenge to find great anti-aging skincare products that really make a difference. Recently, I’ve tried and tested two amazing face regimens that I love and are worth sharing.
Neil Sadick Park Avenue Prescription Starter Kit
A collaborative team of skincare experts and researchers including renowned dermatologist Neil Sadick developed this collection of three anti-aging face products based on in-office prescription treatments. Each set contains a one-month supply of the products, all packaged in small pump bottles. The Protection Cream is meant to be used in the morning–it contains SPF 20 and protects the skin from environmental pollutants. It’s also super hydrating and contains light-diffusing pigments to instantly improve the look of your skin. The Reversal Serum should be used at night after cleansing. This product is full of anti-aging peptides and retinol to fight fine-lines and wrinkles. It also boosts your natural collagen. Once absorbed, the Rejuvenation Cream is applied to reduce redness and age spots. All of the products are oil-free, lightweight and feel great on the skin. Most importantly, they offer visible results!
BUY NOW, Sadick Dermatology Group Park Avenue Prescription, $70
Nia24 Intensive Healthy Skin Regimen
Photoaging is the number one cause of skin aging. I have to admit that I like to sunbathe, but will only do so in small doses these days when using a strong sunscreen. Nia24 recently developed new skincare products are that are specifically made for moderate to severely sun-damaged skin. These products contain the award-winning Pro-Niacin molecule that is proven to visibly improve sunspots, skin tone, texture, fine lines, wrinkles and hyper-pigmentation. The package is made up of three products that include a cleanser, exfoliating serum and cream. The Gentle Cleansing Cream is non-foaming and has the perfect consistency. It also removes face make-up very well. The Rapid Exfoliating Serum is a leave-on resurfacing treatment that nixes rough dry spots. I found this product to be very unique–It gives you a light peel that is so good to use at night. The rich Intensive Recovery Complex is a deep moisturizing cream. All products are gentle and the patented system brings a useful and continuous-release form of Niacin to the skin. I know I could certainly stand to reverse the sun damage I did to my skin as a teenager!
BUY NOW, Nia24 Intensive Healthy Skin Regimen, $54
Buy Korres Body Butter
Buy Korres Body Butter, $29, at sephora.com
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Buy Clarins Double Serum Generation 6
Buy Clarins Double Serum Generation 6, $95, at nordstrom.com
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Anthony Logistics for Men: The Perfect Shave Kit, $50
Anthony Logistics for Men: The Perfect Shave Kit
Buy Anthony Logistics for Men: The Perfect Shave Kit, $50, at Sephora
Ultra Repair Cream with Algae Enzymes, $69
Ultra Repair Cream with Algae Enzymes
Buy Ultra Repair Cream with Algae Enzymes, $69, at RamonaSinger.com
Tru Renewel Skincare Collection, $27-$110
Tru Renewel Skincare Collection
Buy Tru Renewel Skincare Collection, $27-110, at RamonaSinger.com
Weleda is one of my favorite organic skin care brands. Their facial care kits contain a variety of products from cleansers to moisturizers. They are also great for traveling.
The Wild Rose Kit contains products made from organic roses which rejuvenate the skin. Retails for $14.99.
Purchase Wild Rose Facial Care Kit
The Almond Kit contains hypoallergenic products for sensitive skin. An amazing “all natural” line. Retails for $14.99.
Purchase Almond Facial Care Kit