We’ve got you covered with the ultimate beginner’s guide to self-tanning, and below we give you a step by step guide and few simple tips to achieve that bronzed, natural-looking tan.
Step 1: Prep your body
Step 2: Smooth it out
The next step to ensuring you get an even base for your self tan is to moisturise. If you’re exfoliating the day before you tan, apply a layer of moisturiser all over your body after showering to stop any dryness.
Step 3: The big day
Before you start tanning, make sure you have all the bits and pieces needed, so you’re ready to go. The best and easiest way to self tan is with a mitt. The Luna Bronze self tanning mitt
as this will slowly build until you reach your desired tan colour or the Eclipse Tanning Mousse
is a great product for beginners as it provides a subtle, bronzed effect that builds after 1-3 applications.
Step 4: Relax
After you apply your tan, all you do now is to sit and relax. Let the tan completely dry before putting on loose, dark clothing to prevent your tan staining any materials. The tan will develop over 6-8 hours.
Step 5: The reveal
After 6-8 hours, jump in the shower and lightly rinse in lukewarm water, then gently pat yourself dry. Don’t be shocked if you see your shower floor turning brown, this is not your tan coming off, just the colour guide. Your tan will continue to develop over the next 24 hours.
Step 6: Keeping your bronzed glow