How To Fake Tan At Home


How To Fake Tan At Home

A step-by-step guide to getting your best fake tan

Achieving a flawless natural looking tan at home using the Bali Body Self Tanning Mousse is as easy as following a few simple steps.

There are a few necessities required for a flawless fake tan at home: a good prep routine, an amazing fake tan and a little bit of moisturiser. If there was a fake tan dictionary, our Self Tanning Mousse would sit under easy to apply, fast drying and no fake tan smell. Did we mention it’s formulated with colour guide technology too? We’ve done a lot of the work for you, babes. Here’s our step by step guide to nailing your fake tan application at home.


Just like you'll prepare for that cute dress you're wearing on the weekend by hitting the gym a few times, your fake tan prep needs the same type of attention. 

Exfoliate: Your self tan colour sits on the top layer of skin so it’s really important that your skin has been exfoliated to ensure a flawless smooth colour. In an ideal world you would start your exfoliating regimen a week in the lead up, however a good 24 - 48 hours will do just the trick.

Moisturise: Take the time to nourish your body with our Luxe Moisturising Lotion in preparation for your self tan. A hydrated base ensures your new found colour doesn't have any unwanted product build-up. This should already form part of your daily routine though, right? 

Hair removal: If you’re planning on shaving, waxing or any other hair removal, make sure you do it at least 24 hours prior to self tanning to give your pores time to close. Shaving or waxing after you tan may remove your colour slightly so this steps an important one.

#BBProTip: If you happened to make last minute plans to hit the town and need to shave on the same day as you fake tan, turn your shower dial to cold for the last 60 seconds of your shower. It might be a little chilly but the cold water will close your pores and you won’t get stuck with those pesky dots all over your legs. Game changer.


Firstly, make sure you’re armed with our Self Tan Heroes bundle - Self Tanning Mousse, Luxe Lotion, Face Tan Water - alongside your Luxe Tanning Mitt. These four products are all you need for the best fake tan you’ve applied at home, ever.

Shower: Always start with a clean base. If you’ve just hit the gym or got home from a long day at work, hop in the shower and wash off any perfumes, deodorants and makeup from top to toe.

Moisturise: Moisturiser can be a blessing and a curse when it comes to fake tanning. Applying it all over your body creates a barrier that can dilute the results of your fake tan. However, it's a saviour for the dry areas on your body that tend to soak up your tan and cause blotchy patches. Applying it in these dry areas (hands, elbows, knees, feet, achilles heel) will ensure your tan is smooth and even all over. Apply a pearl size amount of Luxe Moisturiser to your palms, covering the area and working it over your fingers, knuckles and lightly to the top of your hands. Follow this same process for your feet covering all the areas where your skin is more coarse.

Tanning Mitt: It doesn't matter if you're a beginner or expert level tanner, a good tanning mitt is required for application. The microfiber fabric helps to apply and distribute the product more evenly than your hands, plus you won’t end up with dreaded fake-tan hands.

Self Tanning Mousse: Shake your self tan and apply a few pumps of the product directly onto your tanning mitt. Apply to the skin in long sweeping motions starting from your ankles and working your way up. The colour guide of the tan will make it easy for you to see where you have applied it and where you haven't. Continue the process until your whole body is done, leaving your hands and feet until last. Only use the leftover product on your mitt for your hands and feet, no extra pump required. You’re well on your way to bronze goddess goals now, babes.

Face Tan Water: The last step is to tan your face. Grab your Bali Body Face Tan Water and using a cotton pad, apply it to your face, going all the way up to your hairline and behind your ears for a flawless finish. Depending on where you stopped your self tanning mousse, you can always apply it down your neck to blend in seamlessly with the rest of your body. Getting a bronzed complexion has never been easier.

Now all that’s left to do is put your comfiest trackies on and settle in for a night of Netflix while your fake tan transforms your skin to bronzed skin goals overnight.

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