Have you ever wondered how Hollywood stars manage to look so perfectly toned on the red carpet? It’s not all diets and personal trainers helping them look their best… there’s a secret weapon all the hottest actresses are using to drop kilos with zero effort – fake tan! That’s right, all you need to look model-perfect is the right fake tan products and a little know-how. Here are our five simple steps that will put you on the fast-track to looking more lean and toned…

Follow these five tanning steps to achieve your dream body with minimum effort:


The key to achieving that gorgeous just-back-from-the-beach bronze is preparation so hop in the shower, shave your legs and lather up with he-shi Exfoliating Bodywash (150ml, Dhs72). This strawberry scented cleanser smooths away dead skin cells, making your tan last longer.


Every tanning slim-down needs a base coat. For foolproof colour, invest in a high-quality reusable mitt and you’ll never again worry about telltale tidemarks. he-shi Tanning Mitt (Dhs27) has a smooth surface, enabling you to glide on your new colour easily for a streak-free finish, and it contains a barrier to keep your hands stain free.




Lengthy bronzed legs is the easiest way to create the illusion of sleekness so get goddess-like by applying a darker hue to disguise cellulite – he-shi Dark Foaming Mousse (150ml, Dhs162) is perfect. Applying a streak of shimmery highlighter down your calf bone will make your legs look not only slimmer but longer too. Just want to trim your pins for Ladies Night? Wash-off he-shi One Day Tan (150ml, Dhs87) dries in just two minutes to deliver a commitment-free colour boost.


Create the illusion of shadow, tricking the eye into making you look leaner. Zap the dreaded bingo wings by applying bronzer along the underside of your upper arm. Slim down your waist by applying colour down the sides, from your ribs to hips, stopping about three inches either side of your belly button to add abs definition. Choose a long lasting product like he-shi Express Liquid Tan (150ml, Dhs126) / (300ml, Dhs222) to ensure complete poolside confidence, or a bronzer that’s resistant to water splashes like Tantastic Instant Tan Bronzer (150ml, Dhs69).



The key to prolonging your new streamlined look is not letting your skin dry out. You need a tried and tested performer here, making he-shi Souffle Moisturiser (150ml, Dhs75) the perfect choice to make your glow go further. For best results, use this light, uplifting and revitalising moisturiser immediately after the first shower following your tan application.

he-Shi products are available at all leading beauty retail stores

Not convinced and want to achieve your dream body through exercise? Then click here for your guide to getting in shape in just two weeks!

Images: EW Photoshoot July 2011 and supplied