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Are you tired of pale, lacklustre skin? Are you dreaming of a sun-kissed glow, but don't have the time or budget for a tropical getaway? Fear not, because, with the right tools and techniques, you can achieve a flawless, long-lasting self-tan from the comfort of your own home.
In this three-part series, we'll be sharing our top tips and tricks for achieving the perfect self-tan at home. From prepping your skin to applying your self-tanner to aftercare and maintenance, we'll cover everything you need to know to create a natural, streak-free glow that will last for days.
Whether you're a self-tan novice or a seasoned pro, our easy-to-follow tips and tricks will help you achieve a gorgeous, sun-kissed look that will turn heads and boost your confidence. So grab your favourite tanning product and get ready to glow up – with our help, you'll be a self-tanning pro in no time!


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Prepping Your Skin for Self-Tanning at Home

So, you're ready to get your glow on and create a gorgeous, sun-kissed look at home! But before you grab that bottle of fake tan, there are a few things you should do to prep your skin and ensure a smooth, even application:

  • Always perform any hair removal (waxing, shaving, etc.) at least 8 hours but preferably a day prior to applying your tan. This way your skin won’t be too sensitized & reactive to the tanning solution. Smooth Skin = Best Results
  • Exfoliate: The key to a flawless self-tan is starting with smooth, exfoliated skin. Use a gentle scrub to remove any dead skin cells, paying extra attention to areas that tend to be drier, such as elbows and knees.
  • Moisturize: After exfoliating, apply a light, non-greasy moisturizer to hydrate your skin and create a smooth base for your self-tanner.
  • Avoid Oils: On the day of your self-tan, avoid using any oils or oil-based products on your skin, as they can interfere with the tanning solution and lead to patchiness.
  • Wear Loose Clothing: Opt for loose, comfortable clothing that won't rub against your skin and disrupt the tanning process. And if possible, avoid wearing a bra or tight-fitting underwear for a few hours after your self-tan, to give it time to set.

Follow these simple tips, and you'll be well on your way to achieving a flawless, long-lasting self-tan at home!

Tips on Applying Fake Tan at Home

Now that your skin is prepped and ready, it's time to apply your self-tanner! Here are some tips and tricks to help you achieve a natural, streak-free tan:

  • Start with a small amount: Begin by applying a small amount of self-tanner to a small area of skin, such as your arm or leg. This will help you gauge how much product you need, and avoid any streaks or patches.
  • Use a mitt: To ensure an even application, use a tanning mitt to apply your self-tanner. This will help you blend the product seamlessly into your skin, and avoid any telltale streaks.
  • Don't forget your face: Use a separate self-tanner specifically designed for your face, and apply it lightly with a blending brush or sponge. And don't forget to blend into your hairline and down onto your neck, for a seamless finish.
  • Take your time: Self-tanning takes a little practice and patience, so don't rush it! Take your time to blend the product evenly, and work in small sections to avoid any mistakes.

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Aftercare to Ensure Your Tan Stays on as Long as Possible

Congratulations, you've achieved the perfect self-tan! But how can you make it last as long as possible? Here are some tips for aftercare and maintenance:

  • Avoid water: For at least 8 hours after your self-tan, avoid water as much as possible. This includes showering, sweating, or even washing your hands excessively. This will give the self-tanner enough time to fully set up and develop.
  • Moisturize: To keep your skin hydrated and prevent your self-tan from fading, use a light, non-greasy moisturizer daily. Avoid using anything too heavy or oily, as it can cause your self-tan to break down.
  • Skip the gym: For the first 24 hours after your self-tan, avoid any activities that will cause excessive sweating or friction on your skin. This includes working out, wearing tight-fitting clothing, or sitting on leather

Hydrated Skin = Long Lasting Tan 

By following these simple tips, you'll be able to achieve a gorgeous, natural-looking self-tan at home in no time!

Bonus Tan Tips

Take That Tan Up a Notch!!

Glistening Limbs

Look leaner & sexier.

A perfect way to set off your new tan is to run a shimmer stick along the shins to help elongate the legs.

Maximize Your Cleavage

By contouring.

Put on push-up bra then shade from the top of breasts down into the cleavage, to create the illusion of shadow, and ……oomph.

Thick Moisturizer.

After self-tan application apply a thick moisturizer to give the skin that glowing, holiday, just out of the sea look.


Follow those simple rules and you will be on your way to ultimate tan perfection.

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