Achieving a sun-kissed, natural-looking tan at home is now easier than ever. By following a few simple steps, you can enjoy a flawless faux tan that rivals the glow from a tropical getaway.
This comprehensive guide covers the essentials for a perfect at-home tan, including preparation, application, and tips for facial tanning.Preparation: Setting the Stage for a Beautiful Tan
Tip 01: Hair Removal
Begin your tanning journey by prioritising hair removal as the first step in your routine. To avoid any skin irritation, complete this process at least 12 hours before tanning. Rinse the area with cold water to close pores, preventing the self-tan from settling into open pores and causing uneven spots.
Tip 02: Exfoliate
For regular tanners, the accumulation of old product on wrists, elbows, or knees can impact the outcome. Incorporate the Bali Body Body Scrub into your pre-tan routine. Apply it to dry skin, leave it for 5 minutes, then use the Exfoliating Mitt in the shower to eliminate old tan, dead skin, and dry patches effectively.
Before applying the fake tan, moisturise areas prone to catching colour, such as knees, wrists, elbows, and fingers. Lightly apply a moisturiser to create an additional barrier between your skin and the self-tan, ensuring a lighter and more even application on these areas.
Application: Mastering the Technique
Whether you're a novice or a seasoned tanner, application technique is an important part of the quality of your tan. A quality tanning mitt is essential for even application. The microfiber fabric helps distribute the product more uniformly than hands, preventing the dreaded fake-tan hands. For hard to reach places or to enhance precision, try the Body Blending Brush for spots like knuckles, knees, and ankles.
What are The Different Types of Home Self Tanners?
- Self Tanning Mousse
Shake the self-tan and dispense a few pumps onto the tanning mitt. Apply the product in long, sweeping motions, starting from the ankles and working upward. The colour guide aids in tracking application progress. Save hands and feet for last, using the remaining product on the mitt for these areas.
- Express Tan
The beauty of express tans lies in customization. Allow the tan to develop for at least 1 hour for a natural glow, 2 hours for a deep tan, and 3+ hours for the darkest result.
- Self Tanners with No Color Guide
Bali Body's Self Tanning Body Mist is dye-free. Apply two separate coats and blend with a mitt, ensuring you can still observe areas where the tan interacts more with hydrated skin.
- No Rinse Tanners
With self-tanners like the Self Tan Body Serum or Self Tan Body Mist, which require no-rinse, you can seamlessly carry out your daily tasks without the risk of transfer.
- Facial Tanners
Tip 01: Exfoliate
Prepare your face by thoroughly exfoliating and cleansing before application. A smooth, clean base ensures an even application of the micro-mist formula.
Tip 02: Blend
Wipe the applied areas with a cotton pad to guarantee a seamless result, leaving no room for missed patches.
Tip 03: Let it Dry Before Applying Makeup
Apply facial tanners after your morning skincare routine but before makeup. Ensure the product is dry before using any oil or water-based makeup.
At Home Self Tan FAQ
- How can I ensure a deep, long-lasting tan at home?
While we have a range of dark tan options, like our cult classic Ultra Dark Self Tanning Mousse, there are some easy ways to ensure your tan is the darkest it can be.
- Try sleeping in your tan overnight
- Try doubling tan layers, letting the first layer dry completely before adding the second layer
- Maintain your skin hydration with a gradual tan or tan mist that can be used daily to ensure your tan stays dark and golden.
- Is it cheaper to self tan at home?
Oftentimes, at home fake tans offer more value for those who regularly fake tan. Learning how to properly fake tan at home can reduce the need for salon visits, helping you save money while enjoying a quality bronzed glow.
- What's the easiest and quickest way to self tan before an event?
If you’re strapped for time, the easiest and quickest way to tan before an event is to opt for our 1 Hour Express or Express Ultra Dark Tan. Within an hour, you can achieve a flawless, deep tan without the wait time. If you really don’t have the time, our Instant Tan provides the fastest tan yet – with an innovative, wash off, aerosol formula, it’s perfect for one time events without commiting to a long-lasting tan.
Tanning at home is an easy, affordable and quick way to transform your beauty routine, and with the tips and products above, you can discover long lasting bronzed skin all year round. Now, slip into your comfiest trackies and enjoy a night of Netflix as your fake tan works its magic, transforming your skin into bronzed perfection.
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