Here they are, our top 10 Tips to the Perfect Self-Tan to ensure a gorgeous glow that lasts as long as possible!
1. If you’re a regular self- tanner, make sure you exfoliate regularly to avoid build up as several layers of tan can result in an uneven result.
2. If you’re waxing or shaving before tanning, make sure you do it more than 24 hours before your tan.
3. When you’re tanning give yourself a good all-over exfoliation and apply plenty of moisturizer the night before to get your skin as hydrated as possible. The most common cause of a patchy tan is dry skin, so it’s crucial to moisturize problem areas (wrists and hands, elbows, knees, ankles and feet) immediately prior to self tan application.
4. Keep palms tan-free – try using latex gloves or an applicator mitt when applying, then simply sweep the backs of the hands with self tan diluted with moisturizer.
5. When you’re applying your self-tanning product, make sure you cover all areas. Don’t worry if you go over the same area twice – the tan will only be patchy if you miss a bit, not if you double up.
6. Make sure you don’t rub in your self tan. Gentle smoothing strokes is all you need, then you can let the product do its work. Rubbing may make the finish uneven.
7. Try to avoid washing your hands for as long as possible during the development time – a minimum of 2 hours. Try a hand sanitizer or wipes instead.
8. Your tan won’t get deeper the longer you leave it – once it’s been on for the required amount of time to develop, it will have given you the natural-looking golden colour you’re after.
9. When you apply your self-tan wear loose, dark clothing and avoid tight-fitting underwear. Anything that’s pressing on the skin may make the results a bit patchy.
10. To keep your tan looking fresher for longer be sure to exfoliate and moisturize regularly. This way your colour will fade evenly.
A professional self tan treatment isn’t just a guarantee you’ll have a perfect, long-lasting, natural looking tan. It’s also a lovely pampering treatment, perfect for making you feel as good as you’ll look. While all Vita Liberata products work just as well at home, there’s sometimes no substitute for the expertise of a professional who is trained to ensure you get the perfect tan every time! For more information on the the Vita Liberata Spray Tan Treatment we offer at Etiket, please consult our treatment menu.