We get asked regularly “how do I apply fake tan during winter?” so we’re here to give you a few simple tips to follow for the perfect (streak-free) winter tan.
Firstly, we can’t stress enough how important it is to gently exfoliate your skin in the bath or shower before you plan on applying your tan. Use a great exfoliating mitt, along with a body scrub for the ultimate results. This removes all dry and dead skin cells that sit on the surface, and evens out the texture of the skin, ready for tanning.
Now we know it’s cold and you don’t want to sit around waiting for your tan to develop, so we have created the perfect product to get you tanned quickly. Our Rapid Tan is fast absorbing, and contains nourishing ingredients that tan and moisturise your skin in just 1 hour. No waiting around in the cold, waiting for your tan to develop. You’ll be beautifully golden and ready to shower in 60 minutes. It’s the ultimate product for winter tanning!
To apply your tan in a fast, clean and streak-free way you MUST use an application mitt. Squeeze a dollop of tanning lotion onto the mitt, and apply the tan to your skin rubbing in a gentle circular motion. Start with your feet and legs, and work your way up your body.
While you wait an hour for your tan to develop, we recommend wearing loose clothing and avoid wearing a bra or anything that could rub on your body. Also stay away from water, sweating, and DO NOT apply any other products to your skin such as deodorant, moisturiser or perfume. These could cause the tan to change colour, or they could make marks in your tan.
Nobody wants an uneven or discoloured tan.
Once your hour wait is up, jump in the shower and thoroughly rinse your body with water. Do not use soap! This will prevent your tan from fading quickly, and also drying your skin out.
Our last tip to help with your winter tan goals, is to moisturise moisturise moisturise! Twice a day is the optimum amount. By hydrating your skin you will add longevity to your tan and it will also add an additional touch of glow to your supple skin.
We hope these tips help get you through the remainder of winter with a beautiful tan. If you have any questions you’d like answered, feel free to email or comment on our posts and our tanning experts will share their advice.
GLOW ON xx