Summer is upon us and it's no secret we all feel better with a healthier glow on. You know the kind that looks like you've just stepped off the beach at Wategos. Now you can achieve a beautifully natural radiance without sacrificing your skin.
Here are our top tips to achieving the ultimate flawless faux tan that will leave everyone asking which holiday destination you've just sprung from.
Step 1. Don’t skip step one
Is there anything better than buffed, smooth skin?
Buffed, smooth, hydrated skin.
Removing unwanted tan just got better for your skin. Using a good quality tan remover like the BBB signature Tan Remover with premium organic active ingredients Coconut, Kakadu Plum, and Aloe 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. The fresher your skin, the better looking your tan will be. For best results, pair with the BBB Sisal & Bamboo Exfoliating Mitt.
Step 2. Moisturise
Now your skin is prepped, and you’ve enjoyed a soak in the shower, it’s time to seal in the moisture. Moisturising will help your tan to glide on easily and even out your colour. Those 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 tone
Tanning is a very individual thing, it's just not one of those things you can 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. At BBB, our 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, adding a tanning mitt to your tan ritual is a must . It will not only save your hands from unwanted colour build up but also will allow the tan to slide along the skin evenly without the added oils from your hands, delivering a flawless streak-free tan that your hands cannot do.
Step 5. Get loose and relax
BBB self-tanning will not transfer to your clothing or bedding; however, your skin may sweat and leave heavier tan marks where your clothes have been while developing. For best results, wear loose clothing after application, and allow your skin room to breathe.
Step 6. Wash off
Depending 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 you lymphatic system.
Pat dry and enjoy.
Step 7. Make it last
So now you’ve got your perfect glow on, be sure to keep it looking fresh and flawless for longer with our gradual tan lotion or foam. BBB gradual tanning lotion extends the life of your tan and builds in colour gradually over time. Apply daily as you would a moisturiser for radiant, glowing, hydrated skin.