The Tan Commandments for Novice Tanners
New to tanning? We’ve got your back. You can’t go wrong with our ultimate tanning tips: The Tan Commandments.
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CHOOSE THE RIGHT TAN FOR YOUR ULTIMATE GLOW UP
Tantastic! Obviously… If you are new to the self-tanning game, we at Tantastic would advise you to start off with using our light fast drying Gradual tanner, as gradual tans can tend to be a lot more forgiving of mistakes and allow you to build up a natural-looking tan over several days. However, our instant tans are also suitable as they have a guide colour which helps to limit streaks and mistakes.
A MITT IS ALWAYS A YES!
Only a novice uses bare hands to apply product… and after reading this blog you will be an expert! So no excuses! 😉
GUIDE COLOURS ARE GUARDIAN TAN ANGELS
If you don’t have the patience for a gradual tanner, all of our other products have a guide colour – which means that you can see where you’re putting the tan on your body, helping to avoid awky streaky lines. Virtually fool proof.
EXFOLIATION IS KEY TO SUCCESS
No matter how good our tan is you can-not achieve optimum tan goals without exfoliation. A patchy tan is simply due to the skin flaking off at different intervals. Ew.
Exfoliation gets rid of the dead skin cells and provides an even canvas for a tan to be applied. An easy way to exfoliate is just with a wash cloth whilst having your normal shower 1 day before tanning. Simple.
BLEND BLEND BLEND
Ensure whilst tanning your body you take extra care around the dry parts; Elbows, Knees, Knuckles.
Ensure these areas are well moisturised before you start to apply any tan, also if you notice that the areas become darker than others, simply apply more moisturiser to even them out.
Nervous about tanning your face? Don’t be. Tantastic’s products are all sensitive and kind on your skin leaving an even and sun kissed glow.
TRICKS OF THE TRADE
A long-handled lotion applicator such as using a hanger inside a mit will help you reach that annoying bit right between your shoulders, so you don’t have to rely on anyone else to help.
NO WAX 24HRS BEFORE TAN TIME
If you’re waxing, do it the day before, not only will it take off the tan if you do it afterwards, but if you don’t leave 24 hours in between you can get dark spots on the skin where tan collects in the follicles.
PROLONGING YOUR BRONZED BOD
To make sure your tan endures, you need to keep the skin hydrated. Drink lots of water and apply moisturisers. Also use a shower gel that doesn’t contain essential oils as this will break your tan down quicker.
PAIR YOUR SUNKISSED GLOW WITH A SMILE
Here at Tantastic we believe that no tan is paired without a smile. Wear your Tantastic sun kissed glow with pride, and always remember to be fearless and fabulous!
Now that you know all that there is to know about applying the perfect tan, thanks to The Tan Commandments, shop the Tantastic Range to grab your favourite tan and get going!