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Expert tanning tips for spring

It may not quite be maxi-dress season just yet, but as we get so many questions about how to achieve the perfect tan, we thought we’d write down some hints and tips for you to follow.

Our tanning expert to the stars and marketing manager, Eloise says:

As we transition into the warmer months and ‘winter white’ skin starts to call for a little pick-me-up, one of the most popular questions I’m asked at this time of year is “How do I get a natural glow at this time of year?”

What makes tanners feel more vibrant and body-confident is a dewy, springtime glow to the skin, ideally with the most natural looking tan we can achieve. Believe it or not, it’s all about the basics – your skin.

Eloise continues:

For anything to look good on your face or body, the base needs to be cared for and prepped. You wouldn’t paint walls until they were clean, dust-free and smooth, would you?

Here are our top tips for achieving the perfect tan this spring:

Give skin a little TLC

Be sure to stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water will show through your skin. We know that it’s been said time and time again, but water is like a magic tonic for skin, hair and nails, but many of us don’t get what we should.

Also, make sure you are buffing your body! You can use anything, like a loofa or bath sponge, from top to bottom to ensure that any remains of dead winter skin cells have vanished.

Last but not least, make sure you remove your makeup before bed. Another old cliché, but trust us - your pores will clog with the makeup, and your skin will appear dull.

Perfecting a tan at home

If you’re a DIY tanner, the most common way to achieve the glow you want is to go for a gradual tanning product. You can find a variety of brands in all supermarkets or online.

What always worries our clients are the products with a smell that tends to linger on for days without much of a colour guide to see where they are going with it. If you’ve missed somewhere, it can end up looking quite patchy – try and avoid these products.

If you have a tan product you regularly use, go ahead and use that, but just a little less of it. Instead of double layering or doing two coats over two days (which is known as double-dipping), just apply the one coat to achieve a natural glow.

Creams will always last longer as they penetrate further into the outer layer of the skin. For a natural glow, be more cautious with the hands, elbows knees and feet as in the duller days these areas dry up due to the harsher weather that the British springtime still carries. Be sure to put extra moisturiser onto these areas before tanning, being careful how much tan you apply.

Don’t be afraid to call in the experts

To create your springtime glow with your tan artist, ask for a lighter version of what you normally have – or if you usually have two coats, ask for just one.

To keep the tan alive, avoid anything that will make you sweat too much like saunas, steams, swimming pools etc – as all of these can affect the longevity of the tan, causing it to fade more quickly or even look patchy.

Anything oily can break the tan down, so use oil-free products that encourage the tan to lock in and help to avoid the problem of fading.

Put the fake tan aside until summer

For a great glow, there are some amazing shimmer / illuminator / glow products on the market. Our current favourite is Charlotte Tilbury’s Super Model Body, as it sets the skin off beautifully with or without a tan. Apply down the side of the arms, décolletage and sides of the legs.

To achieve gorgeous, glowing skin this spring, it doesn’t have to involve tan as there are many ways to keep skin glowing by really looking after it!

Founded in 2014, our Bronzie brand has transformed the fake tan with a range of products that make light work of applying and ‘baking’ fake tan. Our Bronzie jumpsuit is a must have lounge wear garment that’s not only perfect for post tanning, but is also perfect for long haul flights, spa days, lazy Sundays, school runs etc. Made from luxurious material, our jumpsuit glides over the skin and is the ultimate garment for comfort and style.

As well the jumpsuit, we are are also famous for our ‘Got Your Back’ tanning mitt, which allows users to tan their whole back and body, without the help of another person. Uniquely designed like an oven glove, with two mitt ends and a middle section, our revolutionary mitt makes it easy to access those hard-to-reach areas, ensuring an even tan that looks professionally applied every time.

It may not quite be maxi-dress season just yet, but as we get so many questions about how to achieve the perfect tan, we thought we’d write down some hints and tips for you to follow.

Our tanning expert to the stars and marketing manager, Eloise says:

“As we transition into the warmer months and ‘winter white’ skin starts to call for a little pick-me-up, one of the most popular questions I’m asked at this time of year is “How do I get a natural glow at this time of year?”

What makes tanners feel more vibrant and body-confident is a dewy, springtime glow to the skin, ideally with the most natural looking tan we can achieve. Believe it or not, it’s all about the basics – your skin.”

Eloise continues:

“For anything to look good on your face or body, the base needs to be cared for and prepped. You wouldn’t paint walls until they were clean, dust-free and smooth, would you?”

Here are our top tips for achieving the perfect tan this spring:

Give skin a little TLC

Be sure to stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of water will show through your skin. We know that it’s been said time and time again, but water is like a magic tonic for skin, hair and nails, but many of us don’t get what we should.

Also, make sure you are buffing your body! You can use anything, like a loofa or bath sponge, from top to bottom to ensure that any remains of dead winter skin cells have vanished.

Last but not least, make sure you remove your makeup before bed. Another old cliché, but trust us – your pores will clog with the makeup, and your skin will appear dull.

Perfecting a tan at home

If you’re a DIY tanner, the most common way to achieve the glow you want is to go for a gradual tanning product. You can find a variety of brands in all supermarkets or online.

What always worries our clients are the products with a smell that tends to linger on for days without much of a colour guide to see where they are going with it. If you’ve missed somewhere, it can end up looking quite patchy – try and avoid these products.

If you have a tan product you regularly use, go ahead and use that, but just a little less of it. Instead of double layering or doing two coats over two days (which is known as double-dipping), just apply the one coat to achieve a natural glow.

Creams will always last longer as they penetrate further into the outer layer of the skin. For a natural glow, be more cautious with the hands, elbows knees and feet as in the duller days these areas dry up due to the harsher weather that the British springtime still carries. Be sure to put extra moisturiser onto these areas before tanning, being careful how much tan you apply.

Don’t be afraid to call in the experts

To create your springtime glow with your tan artist, ask for a lighter version of what you normally have – or if you usually have two coats, ask for just one.

To keep the tan alive, avoid anything that will make you sweat too much like saunas, steams, swimming pools etc – as all of these can affect the longevity of the tan, causing it to fade more quickly or even look patchy.

Anything oily can break the tan down, so use oil-free products that encourage the tan to lock in and help to avoid the problem of fading.

Put the fake tan aside until summer

For a great glow, there are some amazing shimmer / illuminator / glow products on the market. Our current favourite is Charlotte Tilbury’s Super Model Body, as it sets the skin off beautifully with or without a tan. Apply down the side of the arms, décolletage and sides of the legs.

To achieve gorgeous, glowing skin this spring, it doesn’t have to involve tan as there are many ways to keep skin glowing by really looking after it!

Founded in 2014, our Bronzie brand has transformed the fake tan with a range of products that make light work of applying and ‘baking’ fake tan. Our Bronzie jumpsuit is a must have lounge wear garment that’s not only perfect for post tanning, but is also perfect for long haul flights, spa days, lazy Sundays, school runs etc. Made from luxurious material, our jumpsuit glides over the skin and is the ultimate garment for comfort and style.

As well the jumpsuit, we are are also famous for our ‘Got Your Back’ tanning mitt, which allows users to tan their whole back and body, without the help of another person. Uniquely designed like an oven glove, with two mitt ends and a middle section, our revolutionary mitt makes it easy to access those hard-to-reach areas, ensuring an even tan that looks professionally applied every time.

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