Get your glow on this festive season

Get your glow on this festive season

The Holidays are filled with the festive parties or large family gatherings and we like to look our best. In fact, feeling confident and beautiful is important now more than ever. With that in mind, we talk you through how to fake tan like a pro, so you can flaunt a gorgeous golden glow that lasts from Christmas to New Year’s Day.

How to fake tan in 6 steps

1.    Choose your tan

Wondering how to fake tan? It all starts with choosing the self-tan that works best for you. Whether you’re looking for an all-natural glow or a deep tropical tan, we’ve got you covered. 

For a long-lasting finish: Our most iconic self-tan mousse boasts a lightweight and easy-to-blend formula that adapts to your skin tone to create a natural-looking tan. Apply using the guide colour to see where you’ve applied, wear for 2 to 6 hours, then rinse to reveal a beautiful, bronzed glow that lasts up to 10 days.

Pro Tip: To get an Express Tan, try the Ultra Dark, apply and rinse off after just 1 hour for a light tan or 2 hours for a bronze that suits your skin tone. 

2.     Exfoliate to create a smooth canvas 

Now it’s time to prep your skin.  

The easiest way to achieve a flawless-looking tan is to start with clean, smooth skin. Exfoliating helps to even out skin tone and creates a soft, smooth canvas for your tan. For best results exfoliate 24 hours before tanning, focusing on dry areas like the feet, ankles, elbows and knees.

3.     Moisturise to avoid dry patches 

Moisturised skin is the secret to a patch-free finish, as fake tan can often cling to very dry areas. Apply a hydrating moisturiser immediately after exfoliating. Focus on very dry areas (such as elbows, knees, ankles, feet and hands) to prevent the skin from absorbing excess tan and looking uneven. It’s the key to a gorgeous, radiant glow! 

4.     Apply your tan 

For a streak-free finish, always apply summerbrons. tanning mousse with a tanning mitt, like our summerbrons. Applicator Mitt. It evenly distributes the tanning product and seamlessly blends it into the skin for a flawless finish, every time.  Pump the mousse onto the tanning mitt, then massage onto the skin, starting at the ankles and working upwards. Use large circular strokes to ensure every inch of skin is covered.  The summerbrons. Back Mitt is amazing to make sure you don’t miss any hard-to-reach places.  The summerbrons. Blending Brush is another tool that helps to ensure even coverage. This compact brush fits the contours of the face, knees, elbows and feet giving you total control. It's the ultimate applicator to give you an even streak-free glow and smooth application while keeping your hands self-tan free.

5.     Tan your face 

For a head-to-toe glow, tan your face with a nourishing and hydrating formula that cares for your skin, so you can enjoy an even healthier-looking glow. 

Our summerbrons. Glow Drops is packed with Hyaluronic Acid, niacinamide, and vitamins infused into this lightweight formula, it will nourish, brighten, and plump your complexion while leaving you with a natural glow

Our summerbrons. Glow Mist is formulated with antioxidant-rich, hydrating Hyaluronic Acid and offers A forgiving cocktail of Kakadu Plum and Vitamin B5 that hydrates the skin and creates a natural-looking golden glow. 

6.     Maintain and fade naturally 

To make your Christmas tan last until New Year’s Day, moisturise daily and exfoliate every 2 or 3 days to ensure an even fade. This will help your tan last up to 10 days.  

And that’s how to fake tan! Follow the six tips above and you’ll be flaunting a gorgeous golden glow all festive season.