Keep Your Skin Sun Safe This Summer

Whether you’re staying at home or travelling far away this Summer, protecting your skin is paramount. Here is our quick 3 step guide to happier skin.

1. Sunscreen

Think quality and quantity when it comes to sunscreen- it’s probably one of the most important investments in your holiday as you’ll be wearing it every day!

You should apply sun cream 15-30 minutes before going in the sun and apply it to all areas that are going to be exposed to the sun – don’t forget delicate areas such as ears, hands & feet!  It is still very possible to burn in water or through clouds so be sure to take extra care and ensure to reapply after you’ve been for a dip.

2. Cover Up

It’s not just about sunscreen. Protect your skin with clothing, including a hat, T shirt and UV protective sunglasses (if your glasses aren’t UV protective, you’re only wearing tinted plastic!). From 11am to 3pm try to stay out of direct sunlight as it is at this time that the rays are at their strongest and most damaging to the skin. Don’t forget to give yourself a break from the sun every 15 – 30 minutes to prevent unnecessary damage.

3. Hydrate

Be sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day and keep a bottle handy but do try to avoid alcohol as it speeds up dehydration.

Don’t forget to look after your skin also. Gently exfoliate (try our strawberry scented Exfoliating Body Wash) to remove dry, dead skin and keep your skin hydrated with moisturiser packed with nutrients. Our Overnight Ageless Tanning Balm contains subtle tanning agents which work with a blend of Jojoba Protein, Almond Oil and Hyaluronic Acid, boosting the skin’s moisture levels and leaving you with a natural glow, perfect for building colour during your holiday.

For your body, try our Sublime Dry Oil. Natural Jojoba, Rose Hip and Avocado oils help to restore optimum skin condition and Vitamin E helps to deliver instant nourishment, leaving your skin fully nourished, repaired and silky.


Natural Looking Contouring

The art of contouring has been used by make-up artists since time began but how do you achieve the same enviable look at home on your face and body?


Contour like Kim with our He-Shi Fusion Multi Bronze. A rainbow palette of colours and finishes this can be used as one for an overall bronzed effect or try using the colours individually as eyeshadows or for contouring areas of the face. It’s also a handbag staple of Cosmopolitan’s Acting Beauty Editor Cassie Powney. Apply lightly at the outer temples and ears and blend forward onto cheekbones.



A good Spray Tan Therapist will know how to contour. Ask them for a little extra detail on your shoulders and chest, you’d be amazed at what they can do and with our range of spay tans you can choose from Gold, Dark, Supreme and even Rapid 1 Hour!

He-Shi Spray Tan Solutions

The Quick Fix

As a quick fix, you can use our gorgeous Luminous Shimmer (a wash off bronzer with a subtle glittering finish) to highlight features such as your collar bone area and cleavage.  You can also use it along the front of the legs and on the outside of the upper arms for a slimming effect. Basically darker areas create the illusion of a smaller surface whilst lighter brighter areas look bigger.


The Body Pro

Start with a base tan. Our hero product (and Pixiwoo favourite) Express Liquid Tan can be layered to achieve your ideal depth of colour and leaves you with a beautiful bronzed finish. Once washed off, take our One Day Tan (used by Lisa Eldridge on the catwalks of Milan) to add depth to areas you want to appear smaller. As a general rule of thumb, darken under or inside e.g darken the inside of arms and highlight the outside- and the same for your legs, letting the tan fade out towards knees and elbows. When it comes to Contouring your décolletage blend a small amount of the dark shade on top of collar bone and Sweep the remainder underneath the bone then highlight with shimmer or fusion bronze directly on to the bone and blend using a mitt or Kabuki Brush.


Smart Girls Fake it! Your Guide to Healthy Skin this Summer.

Suns out, guns out and all that… the days are certainly starting to warm up and it might be time to start thinking about revealing a bit of skin that has been hidden since well before Christmas. Even if you’re not planning to strut around in a bikini- arms, shoulders, back, and legs will still be a priority and this season it’s all about a natural, flawless looking tan that glows and as we all know.

Smart girls fake it so here’s our He-Shi guide to getting that perfect golden bronze colour without damaging your skin.

1. Scrub Away Dry Skin

Reveal fresh soft skin with our Exfoliating Bodywash – a luxurious face and body exfoliator containing fruit AHAs and scrub-particles to gently remove dead skin cells and rid you from those pesky red bumps on the back of your arms. Not only does our Bodywash leave the skin feeling smooth and cleansed, the strawberry smell is absolutely GORGEOUS. Try to exfoliate at least twice a week to maintain luminosity and to keep your tan looking even.

Exfoliating Bodywash

2. Get That Natural Tan

Our social media feeds are full of natural bronzed goddesses. Want to keep your tan looking as natural as possible? Why not try our gradual tans? They double up as a moisturiser, saving you time AND money. Our Day to Day Gradual Tan is perfect for building your tan and taking the edge off paler skin tones. Suitable for Face and body, it’s a favourite of A Model Recommends’ Ruth Crilly.

He-Shi Day to Day Gradual Tan 150ml with Box


Looking for something with even more added benefits? Our Overnight Ageless Tanning Balm is a radiance boosting anti-ageing gradual tanner specifically for the face. Recently featuring in Stylist’s online magazine, it was described as a ‘game changer’ in the world of tanning due to its anti-ageing properties, leaving your skin not only glowing but also notably smoother and more firm. If that’s not enough to convince you, it’s already been nominated for a Cosmopolitan Beauty Award after only being launched this month!

He-Shi Overnight Ageless Tanning Balm 150ml with Box


3. Add Sheen

Yearning for that ‘glossy’ look? Our Sublime Dry Oil works wonders for skin, hair and nails but it’s also perfect for adding a natural looking, light sheen to your arms and legs . Our Sublime Dry Oil will even help to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars, even skin tone and promote skin radiance!

Sublime Oil


4. Protect Your Skin

Remember our tans offer you colour, not protection. It’s still important to protect your skin with a high factor SPF to block out the rays as much as possible to keep your skin looking young and healthy.

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Introducing our new He-Shi Overnight Ageless Tanning Balm – a radiance boosting anti-ageing gradual tanner specifically for the face!

Much more than just a tan, this luxurious, velvety lotion can be applied before bed, helping to restore the skin’s youthful glow, by smoothing the skin’s surface and diffusing the appearance of lines and wrinkles!

Free from alcohol and parabens, the Contains 3% DHA will leave your skin nourished and glowing.

Free from alcohol and parabens and containing 3% DHA, the balm will leave your skin nourished and glowing.


Our subtle tanning agents work with a blend of eco-friendly Millesis, Jojoba Protein , Almond Oil and Hyaluronic Acid which together, boost the skin’s moisture and promotes elasticity, helping to prevent the signs of ageing and fatigue.

FUN FACT- Did you know Hyaluronic Acid can hold 1000 times its weight in water and can even pull moisture FROM the air into the skin? AMAZING.

So How Do You Use It?
Applying one layer of our Overnight Ageless Tanning Balm delivers a light glow, with 2 layers giving a more golden colour. Simply apply before bed (avoiding water contact for 6-8 hours while the balm develops) and awake to bronzed, youthful glowing skin. The balm can be reapplied every 2-3 days if desired to maintain a beautiful glow.

Protect your skin this Autumn with He-Shi

Protect your skin this Autumn with He-Shi

As the dark mornings and even darker nights bring the Autumn / Winter chill and the work dos, Christmas markets and nights out start to pile up it’s important to remember to protect your skin.

Your skin tends to suffer in the winter with cold air hitting your face the second you go outside and then you’re struck by the overcompensating heating when you get indoors and this can be a bit much for your skin to handle. You can find your skin starts to feel dull, dry, itchy and irritated and your tan doesn’t glow as much as you’d like it to.
So follow our tips for beautiful skin this Autumn and be ready to step out looking like a bronzed goddess no matter the weather!

1. Exfoliate
By getting rid of the dry skin on top, you help new moisture-rich cells move to the surface, says Marie Claire.

Our Exfoliating Bodywash is a luxurious face and body exfoliator containing fruit AHAs and scrub-particles to gently remove dead skin cells whilst providing a skin polishing action to smooth the skin, leaving you feeling smooth, cleansed & moisturised with a gorgeous strawberry fragrance. Try to exfoliate at least twice a week to maintain luminosity.

Exfoliating Bodywash2. Tan
Selecting the right tan for you is key and at He-Shi all our tans are made with 100% natural DHA. Apprentice winner Dr Leah Totten recommends our range as it is pH balanced and paraben free. Not only that but all our tans are suitable for face & body and contain Pentavitin and Isopentyldiol, added primarily for moisture retention within the skin, as well as to ensure results lasting up to 10 days. Most importantly in the colder months these ingredients also protect dry skin against symptoms such as brittleness, roughness, unevenness and itching. Our highly moisturising Face & Body Gel is ideal for dry skin and achieving an instant golden tan with its smooth formulation. Use a mitt whilst tanning and ensure to moisturise only your driest areas first (e.g. palms of your hands, elbows, knees and ankles) to prevent tan build up.

He-Shi Range3. Moisturize
Finally don’t forget to moisturise frequently to combat dryness, protect your skin and lengthen the amount of time you get out of your tan.
Our subtly scented luxurious Soufflé Moisturiser is just the ticket for keeping your skin soft, smooth and protected. He-Shi Soufflé Moisturiser contains moisture lock technology, Aloe Vera, Panthenol and Vitamin E, to rehydrate your skin and prolong your flawless He-Shi tan for longer.

Looking for an all-rounder? Protect your hair & nails as well as your skin with our Sublime Dry Oil, enriched with 8 highly effective oils that will leave your skin, hair and nails fully nourished, repaired and silky. Looking to prolong your tan? Follow A Model Recommends’ Ruth Crilly’s lead and try our Day to Day Gradual Tan.

Souffle Moisturiser