Summer is upon us and it's no secret we all feel better with a healthier glow on. So here are our top tips to achieving the ultimate flawless Self Tan that will leave you looking like you've just stepped off the beach at Wategos.
Step 1. It's time to buff babyIs there anything better than buffed, smooth, hydrated skin? Before applying a new coat of Self Tan, removing any of your old tan is crucial. Using a good quality Tan Remover will not only remove dead skin cells and get the blood flowing but will also hydrate your skin resulting in a longer-lasting, more even tan. To exfoliate, you'll need an Exfoliating Mitt for a deep skin exfoliation that gently buffs away dry dead skin leaving behind smooth, soft skin ready for an even self tanning application. This is your best friend to achieving a flawless, patch-free, bronzed tan.
Step 2. Moisturise
Now your skin is prepped, and ready to go and you’ve had a soak in the shower to help make your skin squeaky clean, it’s time to seal in the moisture with a coat of moisturiser. Moisturising will help your tan to glide on easily and even out your colour. If you can, wait at least an hour before applying your self tan so you give your moisturiser enough time to really get to work on your skin. Definitely do not apply Self Tan until the moisturiser has dried. The dehydrated parts on your body tend to soak up the most tan, so be sure to give some extra love to your knees, elbows, and and other dry areas.
Step 3. Choose the right tan for your skin toneTanning is a very personalised thing, it's not just a one-size fits all scenario where you can just share with your bestie and know you'll both be able to pull it off. Choosing the correct type of gradient that will suit your skin is a must. Colour gradients are designed to highlight your natural beauty, delivering an all-over bronze that works with your natural skin tone and not overpower it leaving you looking overdone. So whether you're a warm skin tone looking to even out your natural skin colour and add highlights, or a cool tone that needs an injection of colour, we've got you.
Step 4. Love your mitt
For a streak-free tan, applying with a tanning mitt in your tan ritual is a must . It will not only save your hands from unwanted colour build up (is there anything worse?) but it will also allow the tan to slide along the skin evenly without the added oils from your hands, delivering a flawless streak-free tan.
Step 5. Get loose and relax
Even though our Self Tanning Foams will not transfer to your clothing or bedding, your skin may sweat and leave heavier tan marks where your clothes have been while developing. For best results, wear loose, dark clothing after application, and allow your skin room to breathe and dry.
Step 6. Wash offDepending on your desired result, you can leave your tan to develop anywhere from 20 minutes to 8 hours after application. When you’re ready, hit the showers. Our tan tip; a cool shower will hydrate your skin, trapping in the moisture and closing your pores, as opposed to a hot shower that will dry your skin out, A cooler shower is also great for your lymphatic system. Pat dry and enjoy.