With summer around the corner, it's time to celebrate National Tan Day!

Whether you're lounging by the beach or simply craving that Sunkissed glow, self-tanning has become a go-to solution for many. With the right essentials and techniques, achieving a flawless fake tan at home has never been easier. So, let's dive into the must-have products and tips for a seamless self-tan routine.

6th April 2024

1. Pre-Tan Preparation:

Before diving into self-tanning, it's crucial to prepare your skin properly. Start by exfoliating to remove any dead skin cells, paying extra attention to rough areas like elbows, knees, and ankles. This step ensures an even application and helps your tan last longer. We recommend our Tan Be Gone Exfoliating Mitt to reveal smooth, radiant skin.


2. Choose the Right Self Tan for you!

Selecting the perfect self tan can seem daunting with countless options available. Consider factors such as your skin type, desired shade, and application method. Whether you prefer a mousse, or a gradual lotion for a more natural look, ensure it suits your skin’s needs and desired tanning shade. Look for products with hydrating ingredients like aloe vera or hyaluronic acid to keep your skin moisturized and glowing. Our Gradual Tan Moisturiser and Professional Self Tan Range are perfect examples of this.

3. Application Techniques:

The key to a flawless tan lies in the application technique. Say goodbye and avoid the ‘Orange Fake Tan’ and say hello to beautifully bronzed skin! Start by moisturizing dry areas such as elbows, knees, and ankles to prevent them from absorbing too much product. Apply the tan in circular motions using a tanning mitt for an even distribution, working your way from the bottom up. Remember to use our Luxe Glow Body Brush for the chest and hands for seamless application.


4. Patience is Key:

After applying the self tan allow ample time for it to dry completely before getting dressed or hopping into bed. Avoid sweating or coming in to contact with water for at least 6-8 hours to allow the tan to develop fully. Patience is key during this process, so resist the urge to rush and give your tan the time it needs to set.

5. Maintain Your Glow:

Extend the life of your tan by moisturizing regularly with our Gradual Tan Moisturiser and topping up your face tan with our Clean Ocean Facial Tanning Mist.

This National Tan Day, embrace the beauty of self-tanning with these essential tips and products for the best way to apply self tan. Whether you're a self-tanning newbie or seasoned pro, achieving a radiant glow at home is within reach. Celebrate the arrival of summer with confidence and luminous skin that's ready to shine!

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