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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.

winter tan

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!

 

TRAVEL WITH YOUR TAN

It’s almost time for summer holidays which has us thinking about one thing. How to travel with a tan and maintain it throughout the entire trip.

Here are our travel tan tips:Slide1

Tip One: Prepare your skin!

As we always say, preparation is the most important stage of tanning. And most things in life!

In the lead up to your trip, ensure that you exfoliate every evening and moisturise your skin after every shower. This will remove any dead skin cells and hydrate your skin so that once you’re ready to apply your tan, it will be smooth and even.

Tip Two: The Night Before

Apply pureTAN Dark Tanning Lotion using an application mitt the night before your trip. 

Applying the tan the evening before you depart will give you the optimum amount of time with a great tan during your holiday. Plus your skin will be fresh and radiant from all the recent exfoliating and moisturising.

Tip Three: Stay Hydrated

Travel is not ideal for our skin. Hours in planes and air-conditioned cars and hotels cause intensely dry skin so it is incredibly important to moisturise as often as possible.

The more moisturised your skin is, the healthier you will be and the longer your tan will last.

And don’t forget to drink plenty of water.

Tip Four: During Your Holiday 

Even though you’re on holidays, it’s important to remember to take care of your skin. You must continue to gently exfoliate every few days, as well as moisturise after every shower. And if you think this requires lugging around too many beauty products, we have the solution- our Pure Moisture Travel Pack with a mini coconut trio including organic coconut oil, body creme and body scrub. And it comes in a super cute cosmetic bag that is perfect for the beach!

Two other important things are:

  • Protect your skin from harmful UV rays with a great SPF.
  • Maintain your glow with a gradual tan.

Our Gradual Tan Daily Moisturiser combats these two things at once with an SPF 15, organic coconut oil for rich moisture, and a subtle tan that will keep you bronzed and radiant throughout your holiday.

Now it’s time to pack your bags and enjoy your summer holiday!

Safe Travels,

Glow xx

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.

spray tanning tips

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.

tanning tips

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:

Puretan Application Video

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Bonnie Gillies, GLOW GIRL.

Meet this weeks GLOW GIRL

Bonnie Gillies, Oz Beauty Expert

Bonnie Gillies

Our first GLOW GIRL off the ranks is makeup artist and beauty blogger Bonnie Gillies. We got a hold of the busy lady about town for a quick 5 minute interview. Take a peep into the life of Oz Beauty Expert and find out what her favourite pureTAN products are.

Bonnie will also be on our expert panel at the Australian Beauty Expo in Sydney on August 23rd so come by and say hello!

Ready, set, glow…

Nickname: Bon, BonBon, Bonza, B Dawg

Current mood: Happy….. It’s Friday!!!

How did you start your career: I studied to be a make-up artist here in Sydney, then headed overseas to work as soon as I finished. I worked in Asia and the UK as a make-up artist for Elizabeth Arden before I moved into film and fashion while living in London.

Favourite part of your job: Having creative freedom, and meeting new and interesting people all the time. By having ww.ozbeautyexpert.com and working in fashion as a make-up artist I get to work across a really broad area of the beauty world.

Best kept beauty secret: Exfoliate! honestly it’s the only thing that will keep your face any body really glowing. Do it properly at least once a week.

3 Things you can’t live without: lip balm, my hair straightener and fake tan.

Favourite holiday destination: New York, but currently needing a tropical island getaway really badly….. Winter sucks!

Currently listening to: Amy Winehouse

Whats next for you: I’m off to New York for fashion week soon, I’ll be shooting for Oz Beauty Expert and heading to some really great shows. Exciting!

Favourite pureTAN product: Can I have 2? I love the coconut body creme for nourishing my skin, and the Rapid Tan for my quick tanning fix.

 

$32.95

Rapid One Hour Tan $32.95

$27.95

Coconut Body Creme $27.95

To get to know Bonnie even better, checkout her website www.ozbeautyexpert.com or follow her on instagram @ozbeautyexpert

GLOW x

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