If you use beauty products on a regular basis, chances are you’ve already noticed a big difference to the way your face reacts to some ingredients compared to the skin on the rest of your body. Your face just happens to be the most sensitive area of your skin, which is why it needs to be treated with extra love and care. If you haven’t done so yet, it’s important to tweak your facial self-tanning routine to get that coveted golden glow without clogging your pores or leaving any residue. With a few small changes in your products and application techniques, the best fake tan for face is only a pump away.
To get your face ready for application, exfoliate it with a gentle facial scrub.
Apply a thin layer of moisturiser to your face, paying particular attention to brows and hairline to protect your hair and avoid visible lines.
If you have blonde hair, it’s a good idea to wear a hair net as an extra layer of protection.
Use a synthetic haired makeup brush to apply Loving Tan to the face, blending in circular motions (use sparingly). We recommend sticking to one application, until you get comfortable and confident.
If you choose - it’s always best to build colour over a few days instead of trying to create a deep tan in one shot. By gradually layering your colour, you can get risk-free results that look natural and healthy.
Remember - If you use foundation or other beauty products on a daily basis, your fake tan might fade quicker on your face than the rest of your body.
One of the best things about controlling your own faux glow? Tanning your skin right from the comfort of our own bathroom, no sun required! Before getting started with Loving Tan, do you find yourself asking what product is perfect for you? How do I know which shade is right for me? Look no further!
Choosing Your Colour Intensity
To get the most natural looking tan, it’s important to balance your base with the right colour intensity. To accommodate all skin tones, Loving Tan offers our professional strength, signature solution in 3 shades to suit every skin tone.
Medium– The lightest in the Loving Tan collection, Medium is recommended for achieving a natural-looking colour on pale complexions.
Dark– Loving Tan’s dark shade is perfect for elevating olive skin tones or creating dramatic colour on fair skin.
Ultra Dark – Ideal for medium to dark skin tones, this formula has the highest DHA levels in the Loving Tan range. We recommend this colour to experienced tanners only.
Deluxe Bronzing Mousse or 2 Hour Express?
The only difference between our deluxe range and our express range is the rinse off time! We recommend leaving our deluxe range on for 6-8 hours before rinsing, and just 2 hours before rinsing off our express range. You will still get the same great colour with both products! If you don’t like sleeping in fake tan, or wearing it throughout the day, our express range is for you. Please note that both products take around 12 hours to fully develop.
Make sure you shave/ wax 24 hours before tanning. Shaving or waxing after you have applied your tan will result in a patchy, uneven tan.
Tip #2 Exfoliate
To achieve a smooth and even application, ensure you thoroughly exfoliate your entire body to remove any dead skin cells and old, built up tan. Make sure you allow 12-24 hours after exfoliation before you tan (we recommend exfoliating after shaving) – this allows the skin to settle and the pores to close before tanning.
Tip #3 Remove all makeup
Ensure all makeup is removed from your face before tanning to avoid an uneven tan. If you tan with a clean face, you won’t need to wear as much foundation once you tan. Loving Tan helps to cover up any imperfections and makes your skin look radiant. Try treating yourself to a facemask before tanning.
Tip #4 Hydrate dry areas
Because Loving Tan is professional strength, always moisturise your hands, wrists, elbows, knees, ankles and feet immediately prior to tanning. This will prevent the tan from overdeveloping in these areas, which will result in a more natural looking tan.
Tip #5 Avoid getting wet
After tanning, avoid getting wet for 6-8 hours (deluxe range) or 2 hours (express range). Avoid tight fitting clothing for the duration of the development time. Once you’ve allowed the tan to develop, quickly rinse off the bronzer in the shower using only your hands (no soap) and towel pat dry.
Tip #6 Moisturise!
This is the most important step to keep your skin hydrated. Ensure you are moisturising daily to extend the life of your tan.
We all know our hair looks fantastic after a day at the beach - there's not much better than that salty, windswept look we all try so hard to recreate! This summer, try incorporating a sea-salt texturising spray into your hair routine to get that beachy look regardless of how far you are from the coast! xx
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US CUSTOMERS Freight Free for all US orders. All orders received before 1 pm (CDT) are dispatched at latest the next business day and delivered within 2-7 business days. All orders are fully traceable and notification will be emailed to you.
Express option $5 USD. All orders received before 1 pm (CDT) are dispatched at latest the next business day and delivered within 3 business days. All orders are fully traceable and notification will be emailed to you.