What are the different types of self-tanning products?
Finding the right routine for you means knowing which products will be best for your skin, the tan you want, and your application methods. We will run through some of the tanning types you can choose and useful tips for application.
Description: Lightweight and easy to spread on, mousses are popular for their quick-drying time.
Best for: Those new to self-tanning or familiar with traditional self-tanning
Application tips: Use a mitt for even distribution.
Description: Tanning concentrate that can be mixed with your favourite body and face moisturisers.
Best for: Customisable tanning that can also be used on your face
Application tips: Mix with your favourite face or body moisturiser
Description: A hydrating option that’s light on the skin and feels like a spray-tan at home
Best for: Sensitive skin or looking for fast application
Application tips: Spritz onto the skin and buff in with a mitt, ensuring your skin is fully saturated
Different self-tan application techniques
Knowing how to apply your tan is essential too. For an even, flawless tan, you’ll want to keep these tips in mind
How many layers of self-tan should I do?
Single layer: For a natural, sun-kissed glow
Double layer: For a deeper tan
Tips: Wait for the first layer to dry completely before applying the second
How much self-tan should I use?
Face and Neck: 4-8 drops
Arms and Legs: For Water and Mousse, 3-5 sprays or pumps. For Drops, 1 full dropper
Torso: For Water and Mousse, 2-3 sprays or pumps. For Drops, half a dropper
Tips: Start with less product; you can always add more if needed.
Aftercare and maintenance
Moisturize Daily: Keeps skin hydrated and prolongs the tan.
Exfoliate Regularly: Helps avoid patchiness as the tan fades.
Reapplication: Each of our products is different, but usually every 5-7 days.View our self-tanning range to find the right products for you.
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