How To Apply Your Fake Tan - Easy Step by Step Instructions

How To Apply Your Fake Tan - Easy Step by Step Instructions

Are you looking for a way to get that perfect sun-kissed glow? Do you want to look like you've just come back from vacation, even when it's cold and dreary outside?

Faux tanning is no doubt the best solution for you! In this post, we'll teach you how to fake tan like a pro.

Whether you're a first timer or an experienced bronze babe, we have the knowledge you need to get your golden glow. 

Wanna know the first secret?

Preparation Is The Key To A Flawless Faux Tan. 

Preparation is crucial to achieving the perfect tan, which is why we've put together 4 top tips that will help you get ready for applying your faux tan! 

1. Wax 48 hours or shave 24 hours before tanning to allow the skin to recover and pores to close. This is because self-tanners will fall into any loosened pores, resulting in brown spots and an uneven finish.

2. Exfoliate gently 24 hours before tanning. This will remove any dead skin cells and reveal the perfect canvas for your BeautiEdit Self-Tanning Foam!

Bonus Tip! When exfoliating, focus extra on the driest places, such as your feet, ankles, elbows, and knees.

3. After exfoliating, moisturise your skin. Fake tan has a tendency to stick to dry areas so lathering your skin with a moisturiser will ensure an even tan!

Do this no less than 2 hours before applying self-tanner to ensure that your tan correctly attaches to your skin.

Bonus Tip! Avoid moisturisers with oils as they create a barrier between the skin and the fake tan, opt for oil-free ones instead.

4. Don't put deodorant or perfume on before you tan or while it's developing. It might prevent the tan from sticking to your skin and cause some tans to become green.

It's time to get your tan on ladies!

5. Always use a tanning mitt to avoid streaky, orange hands! We recommend using BeautiEdit’s mitt to apply your faux tan. 

The double-lined, liquid-proof barrier helps to ensure your hands remain stain-free whilst your tan glides on evenly for the perfect self-tan application.

6. Using your mitt apply the tan in a circular motion starting from your ankles upwards. On those drier areas that have been pre-moisturised, use tan sparingly by gently buffing these areas with leftover tan.

Our natural guide colour will ensure that you can evenly distribute the tan all over your body whilst guaranteeing a streak-free, perfect finish every time.

Bonus Tip! Struggling to reach your back? Put your mitt on a wooden spoon and attach it with a bobble. Tanning your back will be a breeze.

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7. Leave your tan to develop for 4-8 hours (or for best results leave overnight). Then rinse off in lukewarm water to extend the life of your glowing tan!

8. To keep your new gorgeous tan for as long as possible, exfoliate every 3 days and moisturise every day to lock in hydration. Keep in mind that the more you shower you quicker your tan will fade.

Now you can enjoy your BeautiEdit faux tan for 5-7 days before our 3 in 1 formula fades evenly away! You’ll be happily surprised at how easy it is. 

Bonus Tip! Rather than rubbing your skin dry after taking a bath/shower/swim, pat it gently.

Now that you know what's up, get ready to show off your gorgeous sun-kissed tan and rack up the compliments.

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