There's no denying that a sun-kissed glow can boost your confidence and make you feel fabulous all day long. But if you've tried self-tanning before and ended up looking orange (we’re talking Oompa Loompa and Anne Hathaway in Bride Wars here) rather than like a golden goddess, you're not alone. Achieving a dark fake tan that looks natural can be tricky if you’re not using the right products but fear not! With the right approach and the amazing quality products from Naked Tan, you can achieve a deep, radiant tan without the dreaded orange hue. Let's dive into some expert tips and tricks for getting the dark fake tan of your dreams!
Exfoliation is Key
Preparation is essential for a flawless tan! Before applying any self-tanning product from the Naked Tan range, ensure your skin is clean, smooth and dead skin cells have been scrubbed off. Exfoliation and hair removal must be done 24 hours before applying your tan. We recommend using our Body Exfoliator or Tan Remover Mitt to create an even canvas for your body tan. Concentrate on rough areas like elbows, knees, and ankles to avoid patchy results. This is key to achieving that dark fake tan glow!
Prep Your Skin
Dry skin can absorb more tanning solution, leading to uneven and overly dark patches. To prevent this, we recommend that you moisturise your dry areas before applying your Naked Tan mousse, this includes your hands, elbows knees and feet. Choose a high-quality moisturiser such as our Crème de la Crème to ensure that the tan adheres to your skin evenly, using a cheap supermarket moisturiser could interfere with the developing process. While moisturising your dry areas is important, you must ensure not to moisturise your entire body until the day after your tan has been applied, as this can lead to an underdeveloped tan!
Choose the Right Shade
Naked Tan offers a range of tanning mousses, each catering to different skin tones and desired depths of colour. If you want a dark fake tan without looking orange, Naked Tan products are the perfect choice, no orange tones are used in our range of tanning products! It is always a good idea to opt for a shade that complements your natural skin tone. Our self-tanning range includes a Medium Tanning Mousse which is brown based, a Dark Tanning Mousse which is also brown based and an Ultra Dark Tanning Mousse which is violet based. Selecting the right shade is important for getting that goddess glow for a dark fake tan without having to cook under the sun all day.
The way you apply the tanning product can make all the difference in achieving a flawless dark fake tan. Always use a Tan Applicator Mitt to avoid staining your hands and to keep your tan streak free. Begin with a small amount of your tanning mousse and blend it evenly in circular motions. Take your time and work section by section to ensure an even and consistent result. Remember to blend well around the elbows, knees, and ankles for a natural-looking finish.
Drying Time and Clothing
Although our products are quick drying, it is important to give your tan time to develop by avoiding contact with water or tight clothing immediately after application. Our tanning mousses take 2 hours to develop, so try to wear loose-fitting and dark clothing during this period to prevent any smudging or streaking.
Maintain Your Tan
To make your tan last longer, we recommend using our range of high-quality maintenance products! Moisturise your skin daily with our Crème de la Crème and use our Body Cleanser when showering to ensure you are not using any products with harmful chemicals that can strip your tan! Avoid using exfoliating products too frequently, as this can accelerate the fading process.
With the right approach and the amazing range of products from Naked Tan, getting the dark fake tan of your dreams without looking orange is easier than ever. By preparing your skin, choosing the right shade, and applying the tanning product correctly, you can enjoy a beautiful, natural-looking tan that will turn heads wherever you go! For the perfect tan every time, Naked Tan has got you covered all year round! If you need any further help or tips send an email to email@example.com – we’re here to help!