When giving yourself an at-home tan there are a few rules you need to follow in order to get the perfect tan. Follow these simple rules and guidelines and you’ll never have a bad tan.
Many solely focus on the way they’re applying their tan, but what about where you’re tanning? Where you’re tanning can make a huge difference- you’ll avoid having to clean between applications, and it means it can be a more enjoyable process.
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We recommend tanning in the shower or on tiles, this way if things get a little messy you don’t need to worry. Obviously, make sure your shower is completely dry before stepping in, otherwise you’ll wash off your tan before its time.
A lot of people don’t understand what they’ve done wrong when their tan doesn’t turn out right.
Why have my underarms gone green?
The aluminium in deodorant causes the tan to go green when applied. This is very normal and sometimes even when your not wearing deodorant you can have a build of aluminium in your skin. If this does happen, don’t panic! It’s very easy to fix, a lot of the time the green tan will simply wash off and disappear. If it doesn’t a great trick is to use some baby powder to absorb the tan and the deodorant.
“I just had a shower after the recommended time and I’m not tanned?”
We get it, you’ve just paid for a tan and now you think it’s all washed off. No need to fear, this is not the case. Naked Tan differs from other tanning brands, as our products are washed off after 2 hours and develop 4-6 hours after you shower. This is so you aren’t forced going to bed with your tan or having to wait up to 8 hours before showering.
Knowing where to moisturise before you tan can really help results. For example, if your knees and elbows ever go really dark it’s because you need to moisturise any part of the body that has thicker skin before you apply tan. Thicker skin will always absorb product more, thus giving that area a darker colour.
My underarms and inner forearm is really patch? How can I fix this?
A lot of the times underarms can be very dry due to waxing, shaving and deodorant. When the skin is not exfoliated properly your tan will not take as well as the rest of the body. Before tanning make sure your skin is smooth and exfoliated and that your underarms aren’t flaky.
I have black dots all over my legs, why has this happened?
A rule to live by when tanning is to NEVER shave before tanning. You MUST at least wait 8 hours after shaving to tan. This is because when you shave your pores open. If you shave immediately before tanning the tan will absorb into the pores and cause little black dots. Unfortunately, these dots aren’t easy to get rid of and will only fade with time.
So, if you follow these tips and guides you’ll know what to do and what NOT to do. If you ever have any questions, please contact the Naked Tan Team at 1300 365 683. We’re always happy to answer any questions or inquiries.
Good luck to our goddesses!