How to Avoid Winter Tan Mishaps

How to Avoid Winter Tan Mishaps

Your Guide to a Flawless Self-Tan During the Colder Months

Winter's here in New Zealand, and while it brings stunning scenery and cosy vibes, it can also mean one thing for your skin: bye-bye summer glow. But fear not, sun-kissed queens! summerbrons. is here to banish those winter blues and keep your radiant complexion glowing all season long.

Self-tanning isn't just for summer anymore! It's a year-round confidence booster that lets you feel your best, even when the days are shorter and the temperatures drop. Here's how to avoid common winter tanning mishaps and achieve a flawless tan with summerbrons.

1. Combat Dry Skin: The Enemy of a Flawless Tan

Problem: Dry, flaky skin can lead to uneven tanning and patchy areas.

Solution: Hydrate and Exfoliate Regularly:

  • Exfoliate Before Tanning: Buff away dead skin cells with our summerbrons. Tan Remover or Tan Eraser bar. This creates a smooth canvas for your tanner to develop evenly, ensuring a streak-free, natural-looking glow. Pay extra attention to rough areas like elbows, knees, and ankles.

  • Moisturise Daily: Winter air can be harsh, so combat dryness with a lightweight lotion. It should be oil-free and absorb quickly, perfect for everyday use. Apply extra moisturiser to dry areas before tanning to prevent the tanner from clinging on too much and creating dark patches.

2. Choose the Perfect Summerbrons. Tan for You

Problem: Some self-tanning products can appear too dark or orange on winter skin.

Solution: Select a Self-Tanner Suited for Your Skin Tone:

summerbrons. offers a range of self-tanning mousses formulated for all skin tones. Whether you're craving a subtle Ultra Glow or a deeper Ultra Dark, we have the perfect shade to complement your winter look. Remember, a patch test is always a good idea before diving in!

3. Apply Like a Pro: Mastering the Flawless Tan

Problem: Streaks and missed spots can ruin the look of your tan.

Solution: Use Proper Application Techniques with Summerbrons.:

  • Mitt Makes Right: Ditch stained palms and grab a summerbrons. applicator mitt (we have one with a thumb and one without for ultimate convenience!). The mitt ensures even product distribution and keeps your hands tan-free.

  • Buff and Blend: Apply your summerbrons. tanner in circular motions for a seamless, streak-free finish. Think of it like buffing out a masterpiece – gentle and even pressure is key!

  • Start Light, Build Up Right: It's always easier to add more than take away. Apply a light layer first and then build up the colour gradually for better control and to avoid that dreaded over-application situation.

4. Conquering Tricky Areas: Knees, Elbows, Ankles – No Worries!

Problem: Certain areas like knees, elbows, and ankles tend to be drier and absorb more product, which can lead to patchiness.

Solution: Special Care is Needed for These Tricky Spots

By following these tips and techniques, you can avoid common winter tanning mishaps and enjoy a beautiful, natural-looking tan all season long. Embrace the winter months with confidence and a radiant glow!

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