The Perfect Prep for a Glowing Self-Tan

The Perfect Prep for a Glowing Self-Tan

If you're aiming for that perfect, sun-kissed look, then you've probably heard a lot about exfoliating. It's a crucial step for self-tanning, and it's definitely not something you want to ignore. In this guide, we'll go over everything you need to know about tanning and exfoliation, including why it's so important. We'll also give you some quick tips on how to do an all-over exfoliation before each self-tan application.

What is Exfoliation?

Exfoliation is the process of removing dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. This can be done chemically or manually. Chemical exfoliators are often found in face cleansers with skin-safe acids like salicylic or azelaic acid. Manual exfoliators, on the other hand, use friction and physical movement to remove dead skin cells, like the tiny particles in your face wash or the rough surface of your exfoliating wipes.

Both methods of exfoliation are crucial for tanning and skincare in general. Manual exfoliators are great for rougher skin areas like the legs, arms, elbows, and feet. However, they might be too harsh for some skin types, especially on the face. For facial exfoliation, we recommend using a gentle chemical exfoliant, such as a face wash with glycolic acid.

Why Exfoliation is Important

Now, let's talk about why pre-tan exfoliation is so important. When you exfoliate your skin, you create a clean, even surface that allows for an even application of your self-tanner with no dark spots, light spots, or streaks. Exfoliating also helps your self-tanner absorb deeper into your skin, which results in a longer-lasting, darker glow. Additionally, exfoliating helps cleanse and soften your skin, which leads to a more beautiful complexion.

To make your pre-tan exfoliation easier, here are some expert tips:

If you’re on the lookout for a great exfoliator, we’d recommend our Tan Remover Exfoliating Bar. Wet your skin and then massage it into your skin using upward circular motions, it gently removes dead cells. The result? Softer, smoother and clearer-looking skin, ready for a fresh application of fake tan. You can also use it after having applied your tan – once or twice a week – to keep your skin looking fresh and healthy.

Top tip: For best results, use the Tan Remover Exfoliating Bar with the Exfoliating Mitt. Specifically designed to buff away dry skin, it helps to even out skin tone and create a soft, smooth canvas for a layer of fresh tan. We’d recommend exfoliating 24 hours before applying your self tanner.

So, there you have it – exfoliating is a crucial step in achieving a perfect self-tan. Don't skip it!