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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 paperwritings.com mitts for a super flawless finish.

GLOW ON xx

THE BEST PLACES TO ESCAPE WINTER AND STAY TANNED

No matter where you are in Australia at the moment, it’s safe to say that the temperature is dropping and you can’t escape feeling the cold. Here in Melbourne it’s certainly taken an arctic turn!

So what is one to do when the cold sets in? Get a spray tan, and head to the tropics.

With inspiration clogging our feeds daily with amazing destinations, we’ve taken our top 5 places as seen on instagram to share with you.

It’s time to get inspired and book a trip away..

  1. MALDIVES- featured on @seewantshop
    With crystal clear water, private over-water bungalows and beautiful sunshine, the Maldives is on our bucket list for escaping the winter chill. Lisa from See Want Shop recently travelled here, and we couldn’t help but envy her every time one of her posts popped up in our feed

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  2. AMALFI- featured on @sincerelyjules
    Jules is our style icon, but also our tan inspo! She travelled to the Amalfi Coast recently and her photos are… Wow! Beaches packed with umbrellas, pizza, wine and sunshine. How could you go wrong travelling here. Consider this trip booked!

  3. BAHAMAS- featured on @alexisren
    Water like we’ve never seen before, and a golden body like we’ve never seen before. Model Alexis Ren travelled to the Bahamas and proved to us how much we NEED to make our way there and build on our tropical tan! Bright blue water, perfect white sand and sun drenched palm trees. You’ll find us avoiding winter in the bahamas!

  4. SANTORINI- featured on @ohhhcouture
    The scenery in Santorini is truly something else. This is one of our favourite places to relax in a glamorous setting. White traditional villas atop dramatic cliffs with views out to the deep blue ocean and volcanoes, our favourite past time is tanning by the pool in Santorini and watching the incredible sunsets in Oia.

     

  5. THAILAND- featured on @sjanaelise
    Our founders Danielle and Michael got married in Thailand and it’s not hard to see why. A relatively short international flight from Australia will land you on the tropical beaches of Thailand. Best thing? It’s hot all year round! And did we mention thai cuisine is our favourite? Bronzed babe Sjana has got us dreaming of going back to visit soon..

And want to know what our favourite travel companion is? We can’t go anywhere without our SPF Gradual Tanning Moisturiser. This is a must for protecting your skin, hydrating your skin, and adding an extra glowing boost!

Available here: https://puretan.com.au/shop/gradual-tanning/gradual-tan-spf15-200ml/ 

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, MARSI

GLOW GIRL, Marsi Fernandez

Marsi is what exotic dreams are made of! Her gorgeous natural looks, fun-loving personality, and banging body made her the perfect fit for our latest campaign.

She embodies the pureTAN brand, with her love of the outdoors (especially the beach!), she is down to earth and always up for a laugh, and has incredibly radiant healthy skin.

We managed to stop Marsi in her busy schedule to answer a few quick questions, to help you get to know our Glow Girl a little better. Here goes…

Nickname: Chilli

Current mood: Pretty chilled.

How did you start your career: I got scouted through a friend.

Favourite part of your job: Meeting new people on different jobs every day. And the travel!

Best kept beauty secret: Stress less, drink plenty of water, Always have a good nights sleep & stay young!

3 Things you can’t live without: My Family, My phone and Car.

 Favourite holiday destination: Perú, Always!

Currently listening to: That’s What I like by Bruno

Whats next for you: Travels to Europe in July for more work work work!

Favourite pureTAN product: The Dark Foam Tan

Follow Marsi on instagram @marsifernandez_m 

  
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

No time? Rapid 1 hour Tan

Rapid 1 Hour Tan

Does your decision not to fake tan ever haunt you?

Blaming your tight time schedule as a reason not to tan because it takes too long is a complaint we hear way too often, and luckily for you, PureTAN has the solution.

We have what you need to look like a bronzed goddess in just one hour!

Gone are the days you need to wait three hours sitting in an awkward position, wearing baggy clothes trying not to sweat or get wet waiting for our skin to glow.

Our 1 Hour Rapid Tan makes it possible for you to quickly tan before an event, go on a last minute girls night or even to the gym looking like you’ve just stepped off the plane from the Amalfi Coast without the hassle of waiting around that comes with your ordinary tanning lotions.

Applying the same rules you would with other fake tan lotions, make sure your skin has been shaved and exfoliated.

Skip the moisturising step, as our 1 Hour Rapid Tan is already enriched with moisturiser and apply the tan evenly in circular motions starting on larger surface areas like your arms and legs. Then, concentrate on blending the product onto your knees, elbows, heels and knuckles that are usually the driest part of our bodies.

Wash your hands immediately and wait for the formula to dry for 10-15 minutes before dressing.

After only ONE hour from application, shower and dress!

You can find our 1 Hour Rapid Tan is available online and in stores for $32.95

Happy Tanning
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