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DOES FAKE TAN PROTECT YOUR SKIN FROM THE SUN?

Sun protection and fake tan

There are a lot of myths and questions around whether or not wearing fake tan acts as a barrier and protects your skin from the sun.

In today’s post, we’re going to bust the myths and give you a couple of tips!

So firstly the myths go something like this:

“fake tan darkens your skin, which improves it’s ability to protect itself from the sun”- FALSE.

“fake tan adds a layer onto your skin which acts as a barrier”- FALSE

“it’s impossible to get sunburnt with fake tan on”- FALSE

And that’s just to name a few..

While all of these are false (fake tan doesn’t protect you from the sun), there are tanning products that include an SPF, like our gradual tanning lotion and our face tan.

Both of these products include an SPF 15, which WILL protect you from the sun while they gradually tan your skin. They do however need to be reapplied like a regular sunscreen if you intend to be in the sun for longer than 2hours. But we recommend trying to reduce the amount of time your skin is exposed to direct sunlight by wearing protective clothing or sitting under a great umbrella.

As a fake tan and skin care company, we are advocates for sun safety and taking care of the skin you’re in. That’s why nothing is safer than a faux glow!

We are Australian, and we are beach lovers, but we don’t sit in the sun to get a tan. We bronze ourselves up with one of our favourite tanning products (at the moment its the new Xtreme 30 Minute Tan!) so that we can enjoy our time outdoors and at the beach, but with a limited amount of time spent in direct sun, or in the comfort of the shade. We’re also obsessed with these amazing umbrella’s from Sunday Supply Co. at the moment.

So to wrap things up, here are a few facts:

  • Fake tan doesn’t act as a barrier to the sun. You can definitely get sunburnt if you’re wearing fake tan.
  • Some tans, like our gradual and face tan, do include an SPF protection. However, you need to either reapply the lotion every 2hrs in the sun OR use a nice lightweight sunscreen.
  • Be sun smart- limit your exposure to the sun, wear a hat, get yourself a great beach umbrella, and don’t intentionally sunbake.
  • Rock a faux glow! Our tans are natural looking and easy to apply with a streak-free formulation. We recommend applying with one of our application mitts for a super flawless finish.

GLOW ON xx

HOW TO APPLY FAKE TAN DURING WINTER

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.

COCONUT BODY SCRUB $22.95

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!

RAPID TAN $32.95

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.

APPLICATION MITT $11.95

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

BASE FOR YOUR FACE- Tanning your face with Puretan

A base tan for your face…

A question we get asked a lot is whether it’s OK to use tan on your face. Which it absolutely is! However the problem is, that we wash and cleanse our face so often that the tan wears off our face faster than it does our body.

This causes your face to be several shades lighter than your body, which is not what you want. Especially if you’re going makeup free.

We’ve developed the perfect face tan which can replace your daily face moisturizer or sunscreen as it is hydrating, fast absorbing and has an SPF 15 included. The tan in our Face Tan is subtle so that you can build it up each day until you reach your desired colour.

The light weight, fast absorbing formulation allows you to put makeup straight over the top without it looking greasy.

Our Face Tan also just won Instyle Magazines Best Beauty Buy awards, so you know you’re onto a winner!

If you have blemishes, pigmentation or freckles on your face, our Face Tan is a great way to hide the imperfections and balance out your skintone.

With ingredients such as organic coconut oil and aloe vera, our Face Tan is also rich in antioxidants which help repair the skin and also assist with antiaging.

A tip to remember with your makeup when wearing fake tan, is that you may need to change your colour. Go a shade darker than you regularly would to avoid an obvious makeup line.

Get your Puretan base for your face here: https://puretan.com.au/shop/retail-tanning/face-tanning/face-tan-spf15-50ml/

GLOW ON xx

GLOW GIRL, RENAE

Meet Renae Ayris..

This golden goddess is the face of our latest campaign along side exotic beauty Marsi.

You might recognise Renae as former Miss Universe Australia, or you may follow her on instagram (have you seen how popular this girl is?!), but what you might not know is that she is one of the most fun loving girls we’ve had the opportunity to work with. Her stunning looks are complimented by her sweet-as-pie personality, which made us fall more in love with her than we already were.

Born in Western Australia, Renae sits in good stead with fellow WA natives such as Gemma Ward, Jessica Gomes and Nicole Trunfio who are all taking over the modelling world. There must be magic in the Perth water!

Renae has some big projects in the pipeline which are keeping her extremely busy, but we managed to stop her for a few minutes between trips for our Glow Girl Q&A.

Enjoy getting to know Renae:

Nickname: Nae or Nae- Nae

Current mood: Sleepy and hungry-just woke up.

How did you start your career: I started modelling at the age of 16 and started travelling with it.

Favourite part of your job: Being able to meet new people and travelling to exciting places.

Best kept beauty secret:  It’s not a secret but I make sure I never go to bed with any make up on, and I also drink lots of water.

3 Things you can’t live without: Chocolate, the beach, my phone.

Favourite holiday destination: Greek Isles and Barcelona.

Currently listening to: Ed Sheeran

Whats next for you: I have a few exciting things in the pipeline… but you will have to stay tuned 🙂

Favourite pureTAN product: 1 hour rapid tan is my favourite product from PureTan

GLOW xx

SPRING TANNING

Now that we’re into the full throws of Spring, it’s time to start preparing your skin for warmer weather. Bye bye winter!!

Spring means the sunshine is back, the flowers are blossoming, and the racing season is about to begin. When it comes to wardrobe, this means denim shorts, pretty dresses, and showing more skin that you have for the last few months.

The trick to the perfect Spring tan, is to keep it natural.. and believable. Our best piece of advice is to stick with a shade lighter than you would in summer. Our light/medium tanning lotion and foam are the ultimate products to give you a subtle golden glow.

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It’s best to start lighter, and then you can build the depth of your tan by adding additional layers if you want a deeper bronze.

Another beautiful product that will give you a subtle glow is our Gradual Tanning Moisturiser. It nourishes and tans your skin at the same time, but will only add a touch of tan each day. It also includes SPF 15 to protect your skin from harmful sun rays. This product is a great product to try if you’re a fake tanning beginner!

Put your frocks on and get ready to glow! Spring is in the air xx

HOW TO HIGHLIGHT YOUR BODY LIKE A PRO

We’re going to teach you how to highlight your body in 3 easy steps!

Highlighter is a necessary part of your makeup routine. It makes you radiate and brightens up your makeup. It accentuates your cheekbones, makes your eyes glisten and frames your face.

But no body ever tells you how to highlight your body and make your best assets stand out.

Our body bronzer is a beautiful bronzing cream that instantly makes you glow.

Here are some simple tips on how and where to apply body bronzer that will have you highlighting your body like a pro in no time!

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  1. Apply a line of the cream bronze from the top of your thigh, down the front of your leg down your shin and onto the top of your foot. Blend it in with your hands, leaving a glow all the way down your leg. This will elongate the look of your legs, making them look slimmer while glowing.
  2.  If you’re showing off your shoulders and collar bone, enhance your décolletage by applying a line of cream bronzer across your collar bone from one shoulder to the other. Blend the cream in with your hands, and rub any remaining bronzer on your chest area, down between your breasts. Be careful not to apply too much to your chest so that it looks more natural.
  3. Don’t forget about your back! If you’re wearing a backless dress or a low cut top, have your friend (or put your boyfriend to use!) apply a small amount of the cream bronzer to the top of your shoulders and on your shoulder blades.

Now you’re ready to light up the room at your next event or party.

pureTAN Instant Wash Off Bronzer is available now for $25.95.

GLOW ON xx

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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RED CARPET READY LIKE A STAR

Tanning for an event

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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