1. Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate.
But do not wax or shave 24 hours before applying any self-tanner. Right before application, use a moisturizing body wash and polish off dead skin. This ensures a clean, hydrated and smooth surface for even application, be it with mousse, lotion, or mist.
2. Dry off.
Towel off after showering and do not apply lotion once your skin is clean & exfoliated.
3. Use a mitt
Mitts eliminate the fake look of tan palms and keep the entire process mess-free. Not to mention your nails. Your nails will react when exposed to DHA, the active ingredient in all self-tanning products. Our mitts can be washed with dish soap or in washing machines.
4. Apply liberally.
One of the biggest missteps is not using enough mousse or lotion. A good rule of thumb is one pump of mousse or quarter’s-worth of lotion per arm. More product won’t develop a darker color—just a more even tan.
5. Keep it simple when it comes to your face.
Our Argan Oil Bronzing Mousse has a built-in moisturizer to ensure easy blending without clogging your pores.
6. Let it soak.
Dry off for at least 10 minutes before putting on close-knit clothing. Let our product set in for at least 2 hours before rinsing off. Want a richer color? Wait up to 8 hours before rinsing off for the maximum color level to develop.
How to Maintain Your Tan:
Try to avoid perspiration—don’t exercise or do any strenuous activities until after your first rinse. If you tend to sweat easily right after application, brush baby powder in the areas prone to sweat.
We recommend that you detox and heavily exfoliate your skin once a month. This will hep remove residue from old tans and start off fresh when you come in for your next tan. Detoxing will keep your skin nice and clean. You can detox by sitting in a sauna or swimming in a pool. You can also put baby oil with a little bit of lemon juice on your skin and let it set for about 10 minutes, then scrub your skin while showering.
During Your Session:
The most important step after applying your self tan is the shower process. After 2 hour (or longer – if you choose), shower quickly for 45 secs, with luke warm water. The brown bronzers will wash away, while the fast tan actives continue to work and deepen. DO NOT USE USE HOT WATER. It stops the development of tan actives during the development time. This is a common mistake people make, especially in the colder months. Once you shower, you can wear your favorite clothes, go out of the house and definitely not stain the bed sheets. Your tan will develop into a natural tan without the hastle of fake tan staining and smell.