Tanning Tips

Whatever the weather having a Tan may help some of us feel more confident. We have done everything we can to bring you a natural-looking tan without the sun. The rest is up to you. Here are some extra tips to ensure you get the best experience with Skinny Tan.


    Just like with exfoliating with any type of hair removal do it before you tan and wait 24 hours to ensure the skin has had a chance to calm. If you wax make sure you do this before you tan or the waxing will take tan off with it.

  • Tip no 2 - EXFOLIATE

    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. At Skinny Tan we have a crushed walnut primer with a delicious coconut scent that works well with our tanners. If you don’t have the Skinny Tan Primer don’t worry any body 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.

    Buy Instant Tanner 125ml Buy Pre-Tan Primer 125ml


    On the day of your tan application don’t moisturise or wear deodorant or perfume. These products can block the skinny tan from touching the skin evenly and will be the only reason anyone would get a streaky or uneven result. Tan application must be applied to completely clean dry skin. Once your full Skinny Tan has developed then its great to moisturise all the time it can even help the tan last longer.

    Buy Mousse 150ml

  • Tip no 4 - KNEES AND ELBOWS

    Just as moisturising your whole body can block an even result so too can moisturiser be used to help prevent dry areas like elbows, knees and ankles from absorbing too much tan. Lightly brush moisturiser or Skinny Tan After Glow Gloss over these areas before tanning.

  • Tip no 5 - TOOLS OF THE TRADE

    Always apply using an applicator mitt or a roller: pump your product onto your skin. If using a mitt apply in sweeping motions. Start at the ankles and work your way up. Leave knees and elbows until the end simply using the excess tan on the mitt on these drier areas rather than putting fresh tan on the skin.