Exfoliate your skin
This isn’t just a usual exfoliation that you might do in the shower. Before a self tan, you want to really make sure you get rid of any dead skin cells. Use a loofah with some body scrub (sea salt-based scrubs are particularly good) to really scrub your skin until it feels revitalised. Pay particular attention to the areas of your skin that are naturally drier – elbows, heels and knees.
Cleanse your skin
We all use cleansers on our face at the end of the day, but have you thought of using a cleanser on your body? You should use a good quality cleanser on your skin before fake tanning to make sure any impurities are removed. A good way to do this is to add some to a bath and lay back after you have exfoliated. You can also use a wet cloth or flannel to make sure your skin is completely free of any dirt and dead skin cells.
This should be done the night before a morning tan session, and then just have a shower in plain water on the morning of your tan application to make sure you have washed off any moisturiser. It is important not to have moisturiser on your skin when tanning, as it can be a barrier and stop the fake tan sticking. All of our Tantastic Tans are highly moisturising including Glycerin, Aloe Vera, Pro-Vitamin B5 or Vitamin E, depending on which one you pick, so no need to worry about dry skin!
Perfect tan details
Use Vaseline on your eyebrows and around your hairline to stop the tan bleeding into fair hair and staining blonde hair.