If you're like us, you love the look of a sun-kissed glow, but you don't want to spend hours baking in the sun (or in a tanning bed). That's where self-tanners come in! Our products allow you to get that beautiful, bronzed look without any of the harmful side-effects of traditional tanning methods.
However, using self-tanners can be a bit tricky for a first timer! If you're not careful, you might end up with streaks, uneven coverage, or even the dreaded orange oompa loompa look. To help you avoid these common self-tan mistakes, we've put together a list of the top self tan blunders to avoid.
- Not exfoliating before applying self-tanner. Dead skin cells can create a barrier on your skin, preventing the self tanner from fully sinking in. Make sure to exfoliate your skin before applying self tanner to ensure an even, natural-looking tan.
- Applying self-tanner to oily or freshly moisturized skin. Self tanner needs something to cling onto your skin, so make sure your skin is clean and free of oils or moisturizers before applying. This will help the self-tanner go on smoothly and evenly.
- Not using enough product. Using too little self-tanner can result in a patchy, uneven tan. Make sure to use enough product to fully cover your skin.
- Not blending the self-tanner well. Make sure to blend the self-tanner evenly over your skin, paying special attention to areas like your ankles, wrists, and knees. These areas tend to absorb more product, so be sure to blend well to avoid any unsightly dark spots. We highly recommend using our tanning mitt to apply self-tan as it will ensure a streak-free and even tan!
- Not using the right tools! We highly recommend using a Tanning Mitt to apply self-tan as it will ensure a streak-free and even tan!
By following these simple tips, you can avoid common self tan mistakes and achieve a beautiful, natural-looking tan. So go ahead and give our self-tanners a try – with a little bit of practice, you'll be a pro in no time!
Xxx - Peta Jane