The Tan Commandments: How to achieve the perfect tan
When it comes to achieving a natural-looking glow, we’ve got you covered!
Follow these simple (yet effective) Tan Commandments for fuss-free, beautifully bronzed summer skin:
Prep for perfection by doing everything else first - shave your legs and paint your nails prior to applying your tan. For best results when tanning - if leg grooming is your thing - try to shave 24 hours before application, as shaving opens pores and can cause the colour to deposit unevenly!
Exfoliation is key! The best way to achieve a lovely, even application is to exfoliate 24 hours before you plan to apply your self tan, not immediately before!
PUT DOWN THE MOISTURISER
Moisturising skin immediately before applying your self-tan creates a barrier between your skin and the active plant allo-melanin found in our tanning range! This means that your self tan won’t penetrate the upper layers of the epidermis and your colour won’t develop as effectively.
Luckily, all products in our tanning range are super nourishing and moisturising for your skin, so you can hydrate while you tan!
Don't skip the MITT!
Instead of applying the tanning product directly to your skin, dispense some product onto your Tanning Mitt before clenching your fist to spread it out. Next, apply to your skin from the mitt - this will ensure a more even application.
Work the tan into your skin from your feet upwards to avoid the product applying unevenly on other areas.
You wouldn't use your body lotion on your face, and the same applies for your tan. That's why we've created Sun Drops Gradual Tanning Facial Serum, simply blend a few drops with your daily facial moisturiser to achieve a natural sun-kissed glow.
Beware of dry patches
Wash your hands
AND THE CYCLE BEGINS AGAIN
After 4 days, or as your tan begins to slowly fade, it’s recommended that you exfoliate to help your colour fade evenly, ready for a new application. This is especially important if you have drier skin. After 24 hours you can apply more product to build your tan, and get that sun-kissed glow on the go once more!
YOUR TIME TO TAN
Tan around your schedule - if there’s a special occasion coming up in your diary, Sun Drench Overnight Tanning Mousse will work best to deliver a sun-kissed glow whilst you sleep.
If you’re dressing for a week of warm weather, our Summer Skin Gradual Tanning Lotion will build a natural looking, gradual tan.
Caught off-guard by an unseasonably sunny day? Reach for our Instant Glow Perfecting Leg Serum to immediately bronze skin.
Already tanned but just want to give your skin an extra boost? Our Summer Goddess Shimmering Body Oil adorns the skin with a radiant, sun-kissed lustre.
Now that you’ve got your tanning know-how down, there’s nothing standing in the way of you achieving your most radiant sun-free tan yet!
Total tanning confidence is on the horizon - even if the sun stays behind the clouds.