Tanning Tips

No matter what time of year it is “Tanning” is a fantastic way to help your body look instantly toned.

It can hide cellulite and give you an all over healthier glow.  However with the sun and sun beds off limits it is important that you know just how to fake it and get the natural look without that oompa loompa orange effect.

  • Tip no 1 - Exfoliate first

    The better your canvas is to start with – the better your tan will be! That’s why our number one tip is to prep your skin properly first. Any scrub or loofah will do. Scrubs or primers will help remove dull, dead and older skin cells. This creates a smoother surface to apply tanner to and, because the new cells won’t shed so fast, your tan will last longer. Massaging vigorously at this stage on problem areas will also help increase blood flow. This can help reduce the appearance of cellulite as you prime the skin. Prep the skin at least a few hours before applying a tanner. It isn't a good idea to tan straight after a shower or scrub as the skin needs to calm down again first. Make sure there are no oil residudes left over from shower gels or primers before adding tanners to the skin as these can act like a barrier to the tanner.

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  • Tip no 2 - Look for the natural alternatives

    No-one should be putting chemical DHAs on their skin anymore as there are now tanners available that use a tanning agent that works naturally with your skin to create a far more natural looking colour. A great advantage is that these natural agents don’t smell so strongly of that awful fake tan smell. All Skinny Tan tanners are made with a seed tanner plus they also use naturally derived Guarana that together with the tan will help make cellulite look visibly smoother and less obvious.

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  • Tip no 3 - Layer to get the most natural shade

    Never choose a tanner that calls itself ‘dark’ as you could find yourself looking way too fake. It is far better to choose a medium natural shade like Skinny Tan and apply a few times to get the darker shade you like naturally. Skinny Tan self-tanners will build like a natural tan and fade like a natural tan. Each application layer will take the skin tone two shades darker that the layer before.

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  • Tip no 4 - Prolong your colour

    To make sure your tan endures, you need to keep the skin hydrated. Drink lots of water and apply moisturisers.

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