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How To Achieve a Long-Lasting Summer Tan At Home

How To Achieve a Long-Lasting Summer Tan At Home

As the hot summer season approaches, many of us yearn for that sun-kissed, bronzed look, however, the dangers of UV radiation have made traditional sunbathing less appealing (um hello, it's the quickest way to age your skin!!). 

As those searching for their ultimate summer glow look for alternate, and safer options, self tanning products have come to the rescue. To help you out, we've put together all of our top tips for achieving a long-lasting tan at home, especially your face, so that you'll be rocking that radiant glow all summer long.

Why Self Tanning is the Best Way to Achieve a Summer Tan

The desire for a beautiful summer tan is timeless, however, the traditional approach of lying under the sun comes with significant risks, such as skin damage and an increased chance of skin cancer. This is why self-tanning has become increasingly popular with those who seek that year round bronze - here's are a few reasons why we think it's the best way to achieve that perfect summer tan:

Safe and Sunless

Self tanning is a sunless method, meaning you can get that desired tan without exposing your skin to harmful UV rays. This not only safeguards your skin's health but also ensures that your tan is consistent and even.


With self tanning products, you have the flexibility to tan at home. No more scheduling your life around tanning salon appointments or sunbathing for hours. Self tanning can easily fit into your daily routine, saving you time and effort.

Control Over Your Tan

When you self tan, you have complete control over the shade and intensity of your tan. Luna Bronze offers a range of products to cater to all different tanning needs, whether you're looking for a subtle glow or a deep bronze.

Luna Bronze - Your Summer Tan Saviour

Over the past 8 years we have gained a reputation for our high-quality self-tanning products. Whether you're a seasoned self tanner or a newbie, we have something for everyone. Let's take a closer look at some of our best products and how to use them for the perfect summer tan:

Glow Gradual Tanning Moisturiser

If you want a tan that gradually deepens with each use, Glow Gradual Tanning Moisturiser is an excellent choice. It's perfect for maintaining your summer glow and keeping your skin hydrated at the same time. Plus, it's much loved by Hilary Duff, a girl with a glow that we are ALL envious of! 

Face Tanners

Achieving that flawless summer glow doesn't stop at the body; your face deserves some attention too. Our Good Night Face Bronzing Serum and Illume Tanning Water are designed for this very purpose. They’re specifically formulated for facial use, ensuring a natural and even tan that complements your body's shade.

Tanning Mitt

To ensure that your self-tan application is smooth and streak-free, consider using our Tanning Mitt that comes with a thumb grip for extra control which helps to apply the product evenly, helping you achieve a professional result.

How to Self Tan Your Face for Summer

Your face is often the focal point of your summer look, so it's essential to know how to self tan it effectively. Here's a step-by-step guide to achieving a radiant summer glow on your face with our products:

Cleanse and Exfoliate

Before applying any self tanner, it's crucial to start with a clean canvas. Gently cleanse your face to remove any makeup or impurities. Next, exfoliate to ensure that the self tanner adheres evenly to your skin.

Apply a Moisturiser

To prevent the self tanner from grabbing onto dry patches, apply a lightweight, oil-free moisturiser. This acts as a barrier and ensures a smooth application.

Apply Face Tanner

Both of our face tanners are specifically designed for the delicate skin on your face. Whether you are misting our Face Tanning Water on or apply our Tanning Drops we suggest using our Contour Blending Brush to rub the product in for an even result. Pay attention to blending around your hairline, ears, and jawline to avoid any harsh lines.

Wash Your Hands

After applying the self tanner (in particular after applying a tanning serum!), thoroughly wash your hands to prevent any unwanted staining.

Maintain Your Tan

To keep your facial tan looking fresh throughout the summer, reapply Illume Face Tanning Water every few days or as needed. Remember to exfoliate gently before reapplying to ensure an even result.

Achieving that beautiful summer tan without the risks of UV radiation is not only possible but incredibly easy with the help of self-tanning products. Whether you're tanning at home, preparing for a summer holiday, or perfecting your facial tan, we have the solutions you need.

By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can confidently self-tan for summer, ensuring that your skin remains healthy, radiant, and beautifully bronzed.. Enjoy your sunless summer glow, and stay safe in the sun!

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