8 Self TANNNING TIPS FOR BEGINNERS

8 Self TANNNING TIPS FOR BEGINNERS

I was 16 -years- old the first time I tried to fake tan. We had a Valentines Ball at the school and I was determined to look tanned and toned. Needless to say it was an utter disaster. I ended up with and orange blotchy tan and embarrassed beyond belief (Thanks for the reminder Facebook)

So when I was browsing the isle of our local drug store and saw Caribbean Tan, I just had to try again. I’ve been using it for a month now and though I would share my 8 tips:

  1. Exfoliate before the time: This will remove all the dead skin cells and create a smooth surface on the skin for the tan to be applied to. Try to steer clear of exfoliating products that contain too much oils as these can create a barrier on the skin which will make the tan blotchy.
  2. Shave your legs: Make sure you’ve removed all the desired body hair at least 24 hours prior to tanning. This will give the skin time to calm down and ensure any the cuts will have time to heal.
  3. Moisturize your body: Make sure your body is moisturize before applying the fake tan. Pay special attention to your knees, elbows and hands or any dry areas.
  4. Use cold water: If you’re going to shower before applying your tan make sure to rinse off with cold water. This will allow your pores to shrink and stop the tan from blocking your pores.
  5. Wear dark clothes: Do not wear your favourite white shirt after tanning! Believe me this is not a good idea. The tan takes time to develop and it can transfer to your clothes, so it’s best to wear something dark.
  6. Application: Use a mitt! Pump some product onto your mitt and apply in circular motions working from your feet up.
  7. Splurge: Make sure you buy the right product and colour. Remember the are different types of self tanners out there. Do some research and make sure you pick the right one.
  8. Take care of your tan: Try to use gentle cleansers to make sure it does not scrub the tan away. Make sure to moisturize everyday and stay away from oily products.

Personally I love the Caribbean Tan mousse. It’s easy to use and I do not turn out orange. It is also super affordable and cruelty free.

I am not a professional so these are just tips I’ve used to make sure I look a bit more tanned. If you have any tips or trick leave them in the comments below. I always love trying something new.

Xxx

Share:

10 Comments

  1. March 1, 2017 / 10:22 pm

    I’ve never fake tanned before but if I ever do these tips will be very helpful x

    • Zaanri
      March 7, 2017 / 9:43 am

      It’s really not as bad. Hope they work for you too

      Xxx
      Zaanri

  2. March 1, 2017 / 10:24 pm

    I must admit that I’ve never experimented with fake tan before as I’ve always been terrified of turning Donald Trump levels of orange, but your tips seem very useful! Thanks very much for sharing, I may well have to give tanning a go!

    Abbey ? http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • Zaanri
      March 7, 2017 / 9:44 am

      I had the exact same fear, but with the right product it’s really not as bad.

      Xxx
      Zaanri

  3. March 1, 2017 / 11:04 pm

    Never tried fake tan but I’m sure these are fab tips! Gorgeous blog photography too girl <33

    • Zaanri
      March 7, 2017 / 9:46 am

      Aaaah thank you. I’ve really been working on my blog photography.

      Xxx
      Zaanri

  4. sophie black
    March 5, 2017 / 10:17 pm

    I’m terrified of fake tan but I love a gradual tanning moisturiser, they always look super natural and give a nice healthy glow which I love. Thanks for the tips, will have to bear these in mind x
    http://www.sophieblxck.com

    • Zaanri
      March 7, 2017 / 9:47 am

      Oooh would give that a try.

      Xxx
      Zaanri

    • Zaanri
      March 14, 2017 / 5:41 pm

      Thank you hun. The product is really amazing and WORKS.

      Xxx
      Zaanri

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *