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Self-Tanning Tips For Beginners - Say Goodbye To The Pale Look!

Self-Tanning Tips For Beginners - Say Goodbye To The Pale Look!

6th Jul 2023

Are you tired of the dull and pale look on your skin? Do you want to sport a sun-kissed glow without having to expose your skin to the sun’s harmful rays? Self-tanning is your answer! Getting started with self-tanning can be daunting, especially for those new to the process. But no worries, we got you covered. In this guide, we will take you through everything you need to know to achieve the perfect self-tan, from preparation to application. So, grab your tanning essentials, and let's get started!

1. Preparation is Key

Before self-tanning, you need to prepare your skin. Self-tanner will absorb better on clean and well-exfoliated skin, so make sure to take a good shower before tanning. Exfoliate your skin to get rid of dead skin cells that will make your tanner look patchy. Moisturize your skin but avoid applying too much lotion, as this can create a barrier and inhibit the tanner from bonding to your skin.

Fake Bake Airbrush

2. Choose The Best Self-Tanner For Your Skin Tone

The self-tanning market is vast, and choosing the right tanner can be overwhelming. Thankfully, Fake Bake has been leading the self tan industry for over two decades, and we boast an incredible selection of formulas. If you are a beginner, start with a lighter shade that matches your skin tone and build up gradually. Lotions and mousses are great for newbies since they are easy to apply and blend well. Shop our range of self tan formulas here:

3. Sunless Tanner Application Techniques

There are several ways to apply self-tanners, including using gloves, mitts, or (muffled scream of horror now) bare hands. Using gloves or mitts will avoid staining your palms. Happily, most of Fake Bake's products include our "handy" application mitt. For an easy and relatively mess free tan, try using the FB Airbrush Instant Self-Tan pictured above. When applying, start at your feet and work your way up, use long and sweeping motions to avoid creating streaks. Pay extra attention to areas prone to dryness like elbows, knees, and ankles. Use a minimal amount of tanner on these areas.

Fake Bake Self-Tanners

4. Do This After You Self-Tan

After applying, wait a few minutes for the tanner to dry before putting on any clothes. Avoid tight-fitting clothes, as these can cause rubs and patches. Once dry, wait at least 6 hours before showering or swimming. Keep your skin moisturized, and avoid hot showers as heat can fade your tan. Remember to wash your hands thoroughly after application.

5. Maintaining Your Tan

Maintaining your self-tan requires proper aftercare. Moisturize regularly and avoid exfoliating with harsh products. Use a gradual tanner to maintain the color and prolong the life of your tan. A gradual tanner will provide a subtler effect and prevent patches when the tan starts to fade. Remember to stay hydrated, as dry skin can cause the tan to fade quickly.

Self-tanning can be a game-changer for your confidence and your overall look. With this beginner’s guide, you are one step closer to mastering the art of self-tanning. Remember to prepare your skin, choose the best formula for your skin, apply correctly, care for your skin post-tanning, and maintain your tan. Embrace your sun-kissed glow, and have fun with it!

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