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5 TIPS FOR WINTER TANNING

We’ve put together our top 5 tips for winter tanning, to make you feel better.

Yes it’s winter. Yes it’s freezing. Yes we’re all rugged up. But none of these are excuses for not looking and feeling your best.

Adding a touch of bronze throughout winter, makes the drabbest of days feel a whole lot better.

While we watch friends and family travelling throughout Europe on instagram and see their tans get darker, don’t miss out on getting your own glow on at home.

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Here are 5 quick tips to help you stay bronzed and beautiful throughout winter:

  1. Exfoliate regularly using an exfoliating mitt and a beautiful body scrub. We tend to get a build up of dry skin throughout winter, especially in areas such as elbows and knees.
  2. Moisturise your skin with a rich body creme after every shower. Don’t neglect your skin just because you think people won’t see it. Skin hydration is key to anti-aging and also makes a faux glow last longer.
  3. Choose a shade of fake tan that is a shade lighter than what you would use during summer. This helps make the tan look more natural.
  4. Use a lightweight face tan a couple of times a week to keep your face looking fresh and vibrant. This also makes your tan look more natural, by having your face match your body.
  5. Using a gradual tanning moisturiser is an all-round fantastic beauty product for winter. It includes a rich moisturiser and a subtle tan. It can be applied each day in place of your regular moisturiser and helps to build a subtle glow rather than an intense fake tan. It also won’t leave any streaks so you can get dressed immediately after. No waiting for a tan to develop in the freezing cold required!

 

Nicole Lucas, GLOW GIRL

Meet this weeks GLOW GIRL…

Nicole Lucas, Beautiful, Social Media Star & celebrities’ go to fashion Guru

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Our Glow Girl Nicole Lucas is a talented stylist with a very unique sense of style, which is why we set our sights on her to style our recent PureTAN campaign in Bali!

Nicole’s individuality and creative eye for fashion trends has brought her around the world, styling celebs and landing a job as Fashion Editor at Girlfriend Magazine.

Nicole took a break from her busy schedule to have a chat with us and answer a few fun questions we had to get to know her better!

Nickname: Nikki or Lucas.

Current mood: Cold but excited.

How did you start your career: I studied at FBI Fashion College when I was 17 and started interning. My first job was Fashion Assistant at Shop Til You Drop Magazine

Favourite part of your job: Styling and working on shoots.

 Best kept beauty secret: Using sticky tape when putting on winged liner.

 3 Things you can’t live without: My friends, my boyfriend and my family.

 Favourite holiday destination: Ithaki, Greece.

 Currently listening to: Sorry by Rick Ross.

Whats next for you: I’ve just joined Girlfriend Magazine as Fashion Editor, which is exciting! Next for me- more and more styling and working on an exciting project at the moment.

Favourite pureTAN product: Organic Extra Virgin 100% Coconut oil.

Follow Nicole for the latest fashion trends on Instagram @nicolelucasstylist XX

SPRAY TANNING MYTHS

 

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Are you afraid and nervous about getting a tan because of all of the tales and myths associated with tans? Orange face, two toned colour and streaky body?

Well We’re here to set you straight and tell you the truth about Spray Tanning!

Myth #1 You Will Be Orange

This is one of the main reasons why so many people are put off by receiving a spray tan, the fear of looking unnatural, orange and being called an Oompa Loompa!

Your tan will look orange if you do not use the tan correctly and if you do not take the right steps to prepare for the tan. If your skin develops an orange hue, it is not because of the tanning solution it is because of the applier.

You do however need to make sure that you choose the right shade of tan for your skin type. PureTAN’s Spray Tanning Solutions come in a medium bronze shade and a dark bronze shade allowing different skin types to get the right bronze glow.

Myth #2 Spray Tans are Bad For You.

Spray Tans aren’t harmful to you or your body. There is no more chemical residue in Spray Tan products that aren’t in other tanning products; Spray Tans would only be dangerous if you swallow a large amount of tanning spray mist – To avoid this, close your eyes and mouth and cover your nose.

Myth #3 The Tan Is Difficult To Take Off

It is a common perception that Spray Tans can be difficult to take off. If you are using the right tools, your tan can easily be removed. Applying moisturiser every day will help you when the time comes to remove your tan, try PureTan’s Coconut Crème Body Scrub it has a moisturising function as well as an exfoliant. A removal mitt is also a quick and easy solution to remove all tan from your body, PureTAN’s Pro Self-Tan Removal Mitt will help your tan come off with hot water and a scrub in one shower.

Myth #4 Spray Tans Don’t Last

I’m sure many of you might think that Spray Tans are a waste of money because you have heard that they ‘don’t last long.’ The longevity of your tan is dependent on your skin care. Proper exfoliation before your tan will allow the tan formulation to stick to your skin cells. Regular use of moisturizer after your tan can expand the life of your tan too – try using PureTan’s Coconut Body Crème to moisturise and hydrate the skin.

Of course, you can expand your tan for even longer with gradual Tan lotion. PureTan’s Gradual Tan is the perfect product to apply on your skin to keep a nice subtle glow of your existing Spray Tan, with it’s moisturising function it will double your tans lifespan.

Myth #5 Moisturise Before You Tan

Whatever you do, do not moisturise before you receive your spray tan. The moisturiser acts as a barrier between your skin and the tanning formula that will prevent the tan from sticking to your skin cells. All you need to do before your tan is exfoliate, exfoliate and exfoliate!

Happy Tanning

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FIRST DATE SPRAY TAN

Preparing for your first date can be a daunting experience. You want to look perfect and make a lasting impression, and understandably having the perfect tan is very important. A spray tan is the answer to ensuring you’re glowing and feeling confident. Have you heard the funny saying “Thursday- the day I tan and go from a 5 to a strong 8”?

A spray tan can’t be left to the last minute. You need to plan ahead and book in at your nearest salon at least two days before your date. 1. it gives the tan time to settle in and look natural 2. it ensures any fake tan smell will be totally gone 3. it allows time to access whether you need a top-up.

Choosing the right colour tan for your skin tone is one of the most important things when it comes to spray tans. If you’re not sure, trust in your spray tan professional who will be bronzing you. Remember, they do this all day every day and they DO know best. Ou
r best piece of advice would be; don’t go too dark. Stick with a colour that is a couple of shades darker than you’re natural colour. This way, you will look natural and will avoid looking orange.

If you’re feeling like you could go a little darker than you’ve been sprayed, we recommend using our gradual tan each day to build up more of a glow, and on the night of your date add a touch of instant bronzer to key areas that you’ll be showing off such as your legs, arms or décolletage.

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Our staple spray tan solutions are available in Dark and Light/Medium, however we’ve developed a beautiful Rapid Tan which is now available at salons around Australia.

Rapid Tan was created with the modern women in mind who is busy juggling a work/life balance. It develops in just 1 hour, however the longer you leave it on to develop, the darker your tan will be. You’re in total control of the depth of your tan.

To book in a pureTAN spray tan at a salon near you, check out our we site: https://puretan.com.au/stockists/

Or if you’d like to become a stockist or make a recommendation of salons suitable for pureTAN, get in touch HERE.

Glow on xx

RED CARPET READY LIKE A STAR

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You don’t have to attend a Red Carpet event for you to look like a celebrity!

Owner of PureTAN Danielle shares her Self Tanning and Spray Tanning tips that will help us look like stars just like PureTAN’s celebrity clients, Carrie Bickmore Tania Zaetta, Tegan Martin, Sherri-Lee Biggs and the Real Housewives of Melbourne’s Chyka, Lydia and Janet.

When talking about the best time to receive a tan, Danielle says that the perfect time to apply self –tan or receive a spray tan is 1-2 days before your event.

“If you receive a tan on the day of your event, it may lead to last minute disasters or an unsuitable shade of bronze with no time to fix the error,“ she said.

Danielle advises that you need to allow time for your tan to fully develop so you can have the perfect golden hue.

“Applying or receiving your tan 1-2 days before ensures that your colour looks rich and fresh and allows time for any touch ups you may need.”

“Adding an extra touch of bronzer to your skin will allow your bronzed skin to glow even more and light up the room, ” she said.

And there you have it ladies, all the pre tanning tips you need that will have you looking like a red carpet celebrity!

Happy Tanning
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PROLONG YOUR TAN

How to make your tan last as long as possible..

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Okay, you’ve done the hard part – standing stark naked in front of a stranger while they spray brown liquid all over your body….now you have to make sure you maintain the tan and make sure it lasts.

I know I know, I said the hard part was over, but luckily for you our PureTAN products have just what you need to make your job a lot easier in making your skin glow and look sun kissed for longer.

HOW TO GLOW ON

Moisturise

After your shower it is important to moisturise, our Coconut Body Crème contains organic coconut oil that hydrates and moisturises the skin which helps the tan to last

Remember, the more you moisturise once you have received the tan, the longer the tan will last.

Hydrate

Drink, Drink, Drink!

Drink as much water as possible! It’s not only great for your skin but scientists believe that keeping hydrated can help extend the life of your skin cells, so drink away and your tan will stay!

Cheat

Maintain your glow by topping up your spray tan with our Gradual Tanning Moisturiser. It not only moisurises the skin which makes the tan last longer, it provides a subtle bronze tint to your skin that will extend your tan.

Avoid

Having long hot showers.

Oil based make up remover

Exfoliating your skin

Rubbing your skin dry – pat your skin with a towel

For wholesale and stockist enquiries, or to find your nearest salon check out our website.

GLOW ON
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PURE BEAUTIES 2016

The most exciting news of the year has arrived! We’re thrilled to unveil our brand new Pure Beauty campaign featuring the spectacularly beautiful Brooke Hogan, Madison Edwards and Sarah Czarnuch.

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Bikinis and kaftans packed, we travelled to one of our favourite holiday destinations, balmy Bali, to spend a few days relaxing poolside with the girls (and cocktails in hand!) at the stunning Karma Kandara resort, and shoot our favourite campaign yet!

From the sparkling turquoise blue pool to the white sandy beach below the cliffs, this luxe resort played the ultimate back drop.

Photographer Bonnie Cee captured the bronzed beauties effortlessly in their element, while makeup artist Bonnie Gillies perfected the girls tan with our range of products.

Bonnie G spray tanned the girls the night before the shoot in our dark spray tanning solution and added an extra layer of bronze the day of the shoot using our Instant Wash Off Bronzer. Finally, an ample lathering of our organic coconut oil on their bodies added an extra sheen and enhanced the tan for the shots.

Stylist Nicole Lucas not only brought a whole lot of LOL’s to the trip, but pulled the looks together for the shoot with a splash of her personality shining through in the colours and accessories. Nicole styled the girls in Jets Swimwear, Kopper and Zink, and Suboo.

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After a day in the scorching sun with an incredible team, we finished it off with a refreshing group jump into the pool.

Our villas, each with their own private pool, were a relaxing sanctuary to unwind after the shoot. But the following day we were ready for a new adventure…

The girls all jumped in a car and we headed to Seminyak for a serious girl-time session.

First up we did a little shopping at the markets (hello crochet bikini’s!), followed by hour long massages at BodyWorks. Then it was time to get down to business.. a swim and cocktails at Ku De Ta, then onto Motel Mexico for taco’s, too many margarita’s to remember and a few sneaky tequila shots. And last but not least, we headed to La Favela for a serious boogie on the dance floor.

Needless to say, we all felt a little dusty the following day but the incredibly fun night was worth it. And what better place to recover than at Karma Kandara?

Now we’re back and ready to make 2016 our year, and we’re kicking things off with the first instalment of our killer new campaign. We hope you love it as much as we do, and we can’t wait to show you more over the coming months.

And don’t forget, we’re on the hunt for our next pure beauties so if you want to be a part of our next shoot, ensure you tag your tanned pictures with #purebeauty @puretan.

Glow xx

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A HUGE thank you to our sponsors Karma Kandara, Jets Swimwear & Kopper and Zink.

JETS x PURETAN

Great swimwear is our vice. We’re addicted! And lucky for us, we’ve become besties with one of Australia’s most loved brands, JETS.

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JETS Swimwear appears throughout our campaign on the smoking hot Natalie Roser, and yesterday we had the pleasure of partnering up with our dear friends again to put on a killer runway show to support the Sony Foundation at Wharf4Ward.

A sea of celebrities took over the Woolloomooloo Wharf to enjoy a James Bond themed afternoon of frivolity with guest performances by Delta Goodrem, Nathaniel and the Hoodoo Guru’s while dining at the finest restaurants Sydney has to offer.

We rubbed shoulders with the likes of Danni Minogue, Natalie Bassingthwaite, Terry Biviano, Kerry-Anne, Osher Gunsberg and so many more.

The highlight of the day was definitely when our sexy Bond girls pulled up to the wharf on a luxury super yacht with Nathaniel doing his thing, before they stormed the wharf turning it into a JETS Swimwear runway show.

The models looked amazing in their super bronzed pureTAN spray tans from Tan Temple in Bondi and we overheard a number of guests commenting on the delicious coconut smell as the models walked by. Secret weapon- our Coconut Body Creme.

And the swimwear.. no words! We can’t wait to get our hands on those white one pieces!

Sony hosted such an incredible afternoon for a heartfelt cause and we are truly grateful for being able to be a part of such a fantastic and inspiring event with some of the most influential people and brands in Australia.

Thank you to Tan Temple who bronzed all of the models on our behalf. To book in your next spray tan visit http://tantemple.com.au

And the biggest thank you to JETS for the opportunity to be a part of something so special.

Wish you were there.

The Glow xx

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SPRAY TANNING TIPS

You can thank us later!

We’ve put together a list of the best tips you’ll ever receive for the perfect spray tan. These useful tips will not only guarantee you will leave the salon looking like a bronzed goddess, but will ensure you maintain the flawless glow for up to ten days.

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24-48 hours before spray tan
Get your bikini wax, any other body waxing and shaving out of the way. This will allow the pores to close back up before you get your tan.

Get your mani/pedi before the session otherwise the acetone the nail salons use will remove the tan on your hands leaving them a different colour to your body.

Prepare your skin by exfoliating thoroughly and moisturize!!

The day of
Shower and exfoliate your body again to remove any dead skin as well as any residual moisturizer, deodorant or perfumes. Using an exfoliating mitt and a body scrub, concentrate on your hands, knees and elbows. We recommend our coconut body scrub and pro mitt for exfoliating.

Do not wear any makeup, body lotions, perfumes or deodorants as they react with the tanning properties and could make your skin turn green.

Remove all jewellery

Wear loose dark clothing and a pare of flip slops

Once you’ve been sprayed
Wait a few minutes before getting dressed to allow the tan to absorb into the skin. This will help avoid any bad markings.

Avoid water and sweat for up to 8 hours. This means no shower, no gym, no housework (dream!) and staying out of the rain.

Refrain from using any deodorants or perfumes until your tan has fully developed and you’ve showered. This is the difficult part, as your skin begins to smell, but the wait is worth it!

After it has developed
Have a shower and rinse yourself thoroughly until the water runs clear. Avoid using any harsh soaps as they could strip your tan.

Apply a super nourishing moisturizer such as our coconut body crème which not only smells like coconut heaven, it contains organic coconut oil which is intensely moisturizing and quickly absorbs into the skin. The more you moisturize, the longer the tan will last.

Maintaining the glow
Continue to moisturize your skin after every shower. This is crucial. We recommend maintinaing the tan with our Gradual Tanning Moisturiser which contains organic coconut oil and SPF 15. It’s the perfect replacement for your regular moisturizer and makes your tan last much longer with its subtle daily tanner.

Avoid long hot baths and swimming in chlorinated water.

Pat yourself dry after showers rather than rubbing with a towel.

Shave the least amount of times possible as each shave removes a layer of tan.

After 7 days, gently exfoliate your skin each day so that your tan begins to fade evenly. We’ve all seen those people who look patchy and I’m sure you want to avoid that!

For wholesale and stockist enquiries, or to find your nearest salon check out our website.

GLOW xx

TAN APPLICATION TIPS

The best tips for tanning application from our very own expert, Danielle Newton.

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Whether you’re a regular tanner or just about to apply your inaugural golden coat, we all suffer the same nerves about the risk of a tan-gone-wrong.

At pureTAN we take our tanning seriously and the way we see it, the perfect application really is a form of art.

Our resident guru, founder Danielle Newton, has come to the rescue. She knows all the tricks of the trade and has created 3 simple steps for you to follow to achieve a flawless even tan.

If you follow Danielle’s advice, you’ll be applying tan like a pro instantly.

STEP 1: Exfoliate

For the ideal application to ensure a flawless finish “get rid of excess dead skin on the body by using our NEW Pure Moisture Coconut Body Scrub” says Danielle Newton Owner / Co-Founder of PureTAN.

“By using this delicious cream scrub you guarantee that the skin you’re turning brown won’t slough off and disappear for at least a few days. Our Pure Moisture products are not just scented with coconut fragrance, they are based on 100% Extra Virgin Coconut Oil which offers the skin so many protective and healing benefits.

STEP 2: Apply Tan

For an even application the PureTAN Lotion in Light or Dark contains a colour so you can see where you have applied it and make sure there are no patches left without your tan. Use the PureTAN Pro Application

Mitt for an even streak free finish. For the final touch that will give your skin that gorgeous sun-kissed glow, the PureTAN PureBronze Lotion contains a hint of shimmer leaving your skin with a honeyed glow

STEP 3: Moisturise

Once your tan has developed ensure your skin is regularly and deeply moisturized. “Our NEW Pure Moisture Extra Virgin Coconut oil which is deeply nourishing and healing. It’s natures miracle ingredient for

hydration ! “ says Newton. “Put a teaspoon size of the coconut oil in the palm of your hand and warm it until it liquefies. Indulge yourself in a gentle massage, rubbing it into your skin. The benefit of coconut oil on the skin is that is the small molecular structure of coconut oil allows for easy absorption through the skin, giving it a soft, smooth texture and prolonging your tan.”

Here is a fantastic video that we’ve personally made for you so that you can view the application process from start to finish:

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