Finding the right fake tan for your skin can be a tricky situation. Especially if it’s your first time using fake tan, it can be super overwhelming. So, we’ve created a mini guide on tips and tricks when purchasing and using fake tan. We hope this helps you achieve the ultimate bronzed babe look you’re going for! (we’ve got you covered on avoiding the full orange look).
Choosing the Right Self Tanner
The first step in the fake-tanning process is finding the right tan to use. This includes the type of formula and the colour. Loving Tan are an Australian fake tan brand who provide some killa products that can make you go from pale to sun-kissed real quick.
Loving Tan offers a mousse, liquid cream and a shimmer bronzing cream. All three products are perfect to add some bronzed goodness to your skin, but depending on how dark you want your tan, one product may be more suitable. Our Loving Tan Deluxe Bronzing Mousse is most likely the quickest and easiest way to achieve the ultimate tanned look.
A fun and light-weight mousse application makes it easier to spread across your body for a perfect, even tan. Loving Tan offer a 2 hour express version of this tan which is even more convenient for the nights where you decide to go out with the girls last minute but don’t want to look like a ghost. There are two colour variations of this tanning mousse. Medium is best for a light coverage tan, whereas dark and ultra dark are perfect for a dark golden look and long lasting tan.
How to Apply
Application of Loving Tan products is super easy and simple, even for those who feel like they have no idea. The best way to achieve a streak-free and smooth tan is by using an application mitt. This ensures everything blends together and you don’t end up with orange hands. Loving Tan also offers a back applicator to assist with those harder to reach places (the back is the most difficult). If you have a significant other, they might be useful for this step too.
Keep in mind, to ensure you don’t end up with orange hands or patchy knees and elbows, use only the remainder of tan from the mitt on your hands, knees, elbows, ankles and face.
Using fake tan is probably the best possible way to look as if you’ve been on a Euro vacay for 3 months without the sun damage to your skin. But, since it is a self-applied product, there is always room for mistakes. Here are some handy tips to avoid any complications!
- Exfoliate your body before applying tan
- If unsure on what colour to use, start with a medium so you can add more layers if need be
- Apply Vaseline to your elbows, knees and knuckles to avoid orange patches
- Moisturise daily to prolong the tan
- You can always tan to suit your outfit. If it’s a girl’s night out, tan your whole body. If it’s a cosy night in, all you need to do is apply a light tan with some shimmer bronzer OR only tan your body parts that will be visible.