My At Home Tanning Routine

Monday, 10 August 2020

Anybody who knows me will tell you quite confidently that I am a massive fan of the sunless tanner life. When I was growing up, I was an avid sun worshipper and when I was in my late teens, I would oil up my skin and lay in the sun for hours. It wasn’t until my lovely grandmother was diagnosed with skin cancer and I had my own scare with some questionable moles, where I decided that it was time to make a change and begin to look after my skin a little more. From that point, I now avoid the sun wherever possible and I opt to use a sunless tanner on a regular basis. I 100% understand that nothing really compares to a lovely and deep natural tan, but if I can help look after my skin whilst still looking lovely and bronzed, then that is what I am going to do.


I try to keep my tanning routine as simple and straightforward as possible. I have spent many years trying out different products and I now feel like I have the perfect products in my arsenal which I reach for all of the time and my skin always looks perfectly bronzed without looking like I have lashings of false tan on and I no longer get that appearance where the tan begins to break up on the skin and you end up looking like a loaf of tiger bread. So I thought that in this blog post I would talk through some of the steps that I take in my sunless tanning routine and let you know my tips and tricks that I do in order to get the best out of my false tanner for longer.


Start with Bare Skin

The very beginning of my sunless tanning routine is to give my skin a good scrub and remove all layers of additional tanner from my skin. This is always a scary part of the tanning routine because I see the true paleness of my skin, but it gives me a blank canvas to begin going on with my new layers of tan for the week. I make sure that I have exfoliated, shaved and prior to tanning that I have moisturised the more porous areas of the skin to ensure that my tanner does not stick and overdevelop in these areas.


Go in With the Sunless Tanner

Each Sunday I will shut myself in my bathroom for 10 minutes before I hop into bed and I will lather myself up in my Loving Tan Ultra Dark Tanning Mousse. After many years of trailing products, I find that this is the most perfect for the shade and the longevity of the product on the skin. I find that Loving Tan glides on the skin so lovely and it almost feels like a moisturiser, it has a good drying time, it does not feel sticky or have an awful false tan small and I get a lovely deep shade.


Shower and Apply Gradual Tan

Obviously, throughout the week I will shower, and I do not go back in with my normal tanning product, I will then go in with my Tan Luxe Gradual Tanner. I first discovered this product last year and I fell in love with how it makes my skin looks. I feel like because this is quite a light tanner on my skin, it just helps my skin to stay lovely and moisturised while helping to maintain my Loving Tan and give it a great additional depth to the skin.


By adopting this tanning routine and by adding in the Tan Luxe Gradual Tanner I feel like my tanner lasts great all week long and I never have down time where my tan begins to break up and looks anything less than great. I could even get much longer out of my tan rather than scrubbing on a Sunday and starting over, but I just find that this works well for me and my lifestyle. It has taken me a very long time for me to get to a point where I am happy with my tanner 7 days a week. Make sure to leave me a comment down below and let me know if you have any tips and tricks to your tanning routine that can make your tanner last even longer!


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