Tanning Tips

No matter what time of year it is “Tanning” is a fantastic way to help your body look instantly toned.

It can hide cellulite and give you an all over healthier glow.  However with the sun and sun beds off limits it is important that you know just how to fake it and get the natural look without that oompa loompa orange effect.

  • Tip no 1 - Exfoliate first

    The better your canvas is to start with – the better your tan will be! That’s why our number one tip is to prep your skin properly first. Any scrub or loofah will do. Scrubs or primers will help remove dull, dead and older skin cells. This creates a smoother surface to apply tanner to and, because the new cells won’t shed so fast, your tan will last longer. Massaging vigorously at this stage on problem areas will also help increase blood flow. This can help reduce the appearance of cellulite as you prime the skin. Prep the skin at least a few hours before applying a tanner. It isn't a good idea to tan straight after a shower or scrub as the skin needs to calm down again first. Make sure there are no oil residudes left over from shower gels or primers before adding tanners to the skin as these can act like a barrier to the tanner.

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  • Tip no 2 - Look for more natural ingredients

    Many customers we talk to have found the ordinary chemical DHA in most self-tanners can sometimes be drying to their skin and have an over-powering fake tan smell. At Skinny Tan we have kept our ingredients list short avoiding harsh chemicals, parabens and sulfates and replacing with naturally derived ingredients where possible. Our DHA is 100% natural and has been organically processed and we spent a lot of time reducing the fake tan smell, offering a delicious summery coconut and caramel scent instead.

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  • Tip no 3 - Prolong your colour

    To make sure your tan endures, you need to keep the skin hydrated. Drink lots of water and apply moisturisers.

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