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Skin Therapist’s Expert Tanning Tips for a Flawless Application

Achieving a beautiful, sun-kissed tan can instantly elevate your confidence and give you a radiant glow. However, to ensure a flawless result that lasts, it’s important to follow the right tanning techniques.

Our skin therapist Hannah shares her top tips to help you prepare your skin, avoid common mistakes, and enhance the longevity of your tan. From exfoliation to product application, these expert insights will guide you towards a flawless, natural-looking tan. Get ready to embrace a sun-kissed complexion that turns heads wherever you go.


Hannah’s Tanning Tips

1. Exfoliate Your Body 24 Hours Prior to Applying Your Tan

To create the perfect canvas for your tan, exfoliating your body is an essential step. Hannah recommends starting the exfoliation process 4-5 days before you plan to apply your new tan, especially if you have an old tan that needs to be removed. This extended exfoliation period ensures that any remnants of the previous tan are completely gone. Exfoliating your skin will slough off dead skin cells and create a smooth surface, allowing the tanning product to be applied evenly and avoid any patchiness.


2. Shave the Day Before Tanning

If you prefer to shave your body before applying your tan, make sure to do it the day before your tanning session. Shaving can potentially leave your skin slightly sensitive or irritated, and applying the tanning product immediately after shaving may lead to discomfort or uneven colour absorption. By shaving the day before, you allow your skin to recover, minimising any potential adverse effects and ensuring a smoother application.


3. Avoid Applying Barrier Products:

Before applying your tanning product, it’s essential to avoid any barrier products that can hinder the tan’s absorption into your skin. This includes body lotions, deodorants, perfumes, and creams. These products can act as barriers, preventing the tanning solution from coming into direct contact with your skin and leading to uneven colour development. Hannah also advises against moisturising or using these products immediately after tanning, as they can sometimes interfere with the tan’s development. To be safe, wait for at least 24 hours after applying your tan before moisturising or using any other products.

Achieving a flawless tan is all about proper preparation and application.


Looking for the best Tanning Products?

Buy Loving Tan products at face Fit for a glowing tanHannah and the rest of the Face Fit team are big fans of Loving Tan.  One of the many reasons we love Loving Tan is because it’s Australian owned.

The founders of Loving Tan were frustrated with the traditional self-tanning products on the market, which often resulted in streaks, orange tones, and an overall unnatural look.

They wanted to create a self-tanning product that would be easy to use, long-lasting, and provide a natural-looking tan.

Their commitment to high-quality ingredients and sustainability has made them a popular choice among self-tanning enthusiasts and all of the Face Fit team.

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