5 Tanning Tips for this Summer

I have been on the Tan Wagon for just over a year now and have tried many a different brands, living in the UK means that tanning season doesn't last half as long as you'd hope or wish. I am one of those naturally pale girls who reflect light if I haven't coated my body in some form of bronzing agent. 

I want to give you my Top 5 Tips for tanning and let you in on what brands I use. 

1. EXFOLIATION - I cannot express the importance of exfoliating enough, this is purely through trial and error on my own behalf. An exfoliating Mitt, Glove or Scrub will remove dead skin cells and create an even base for your Tan to build on. 

2. MOISTURISE - if like me you have areas on your body that can become dry for example: Elbows, Under your feet, Hands and the back of your Heels then Moisturising is essential when trying to avoid any unwanted dark patches. 

3. NO DEODORANT OR OILY SKIN PRODUCTS - these can cause streaks if left on prior to tanning, so make sure to be fresh and product free before beginning. (except on your dry areas as mentioned above). 

4. WEAR A MITT - I have unfortunately once and ONLY once made the mistake of not wearing a tanning mitt to self tan. As the hours went by my hands turned very dark and actually quite orange compared to my natural bronzed look everywhere else. Not only this but a Tanning Mitt really helps to give you a more even tan. If you are using a Tanning Mitt I highly recommend washing the mitt after each use with some warm water and soap.

5. CLOTHING - after tanning I usually wait at least 5 minutes for the tan to dry before I put any clothes on. I use self tanners that you need to leave on for 6 - 8 hours therefore the clothing I wear once I have applied needs to be dark and loose fitting - some people have a specific outfit they wear once they've tanned, I also recommend this. 

Okay so that is my TOP 5 TANNING TIPS for this summer. If you're interested to know what products I have used in the two pictures above.. here they are! 

For my body i use the Skinny Tan Dark Mousse and for my face I use the Younique Beachfront Spray Tanner. 

1 comment

  1. Great tips! Exfoliating is so important~

    Lotte | www.lottebeautybox.blogspot.co.uk