Fake tanning in theory can seem like a simple thing- but in practice there’s so much that can go wrong if you don’t know what to do. Thanks to the Naked Tan Team you’re going to have all the secrets to getting a perfect tan every time! Our sales team knows everything there is to know about tanning, so we thought we’d ask them what are the top mistakes people make when using fake tan so that you don’t make them.
Abby is our tanning expert she knows all the secrets to getting a flawless tan. Key rules to live by when tanning are:
1. ALWAYS move in circular motions
2. To save your sheets: Apply baby powder over the sheets and this will absorb excess tan.
3. To stop arm pits from being affected during development, once tan is applied use a small amount of baby powder and pat into the underarms to help them not to sweat.
4. Baby powder has so many uses it can also be used on the feet to stop your tan being rubbed off from your shoes.
Our favourite Abby tan tip is:
The NAKED TAN Instant Tan isn’t just for your body. It can also be added to your foundation to darken the colour or to illuminate your skin and give you a dewy look. This is a great tip if you want to get some extra use out of your NAKED TAN products.
Ashleigh’s Tan Tips
Half the secret to getting a great fake tan is in the preparation, so when you’re in the shower exfoliating and getting your skin ready to tan.
For the love of tanning, do not… I repeat! DO NOT SHAVE THE SAME DAY YOU TAN!
Why you may ask? When you shower your pores naturally become open. When you tan straight after shaving what will happen is your pores will absorb the tan resulting in getting those unsightly tan dots everywhere you shave. So shave at least 24 hours before shaving to make sure you don’t ruin your tan.
Another big mistake people make when tanning is what they use on their body AFTER they tan. A lot of products bought from supermarkets will strip your tan and leave your tan dry and cracked. Be sure to use SLS free soap and a good moisturiser. Ashleigh uses our Crème De la Crème for the first three days and then uses coconut oil to keep her skin really hydrated (A winning combo).
Aurelie’s Tan Tips
Have you ever had a tan-trum because you thought your fake tan washed off and didn’t develop?
Yes? Well, here’s why!
A lot of people when getting a spray tan will wait the 2 hours, wash the tan off and then panic when they’re not as tan as they’d like to be. Here’s why! When you wash off the tan you’re only getting rid of the bronzing agent. The DHA in the product (which is what gives you a nice colour) will develop with time throughout the day. So don’t panic-Patience is key!
Another great trick from Aurelie is to use our Gradual Tan. We know you’re all busy running the world, but if you want that Beyonce glow then tan and moisturise at the same time. After three days you’ll notice how soft and perfectly tanned your skin has become.