The Golden Rules Of Fake Tanning

Tanning expert Silvia Augello of leading Australian tanning company Bonza Bronz shares her tips on getting the best glow, for the summer months ahead.

With the recent hot temperatures, it's time to throw away the winter layers and embrace a summer wardrobe. You don't have to be embarrassed by a pasty, white complexion. Follow the tips in gaining a natural bronzed glow, and feel confident in your own skin.

1. Take care and properly prepare  

If you don’t prepare be aware! No one wants a streaky tan so follow these fool proof tips for a more even and longer lasting tan:
• Do a full body exfoliation the day prior to your tan
• Ensure to shave or wax 24 hours prior to your tan
• Don’t use any makeup, moisturisers, deodorants or perfumes on the day of application

2. Nourish and hydrate your skin

Dry skin will result in a patchy and uneven tan. If your skin is really dehydrated then any tanning lotions applied will be rapidly absorb into the skin causing dark patches. The best way to prepare the skin for application is to moisturize every day on the week prior to your tan, expect for the day of application.

3. Choose the right product for YOU

Don’t leave things to chance, seek professional advice from your beauty therapist to ensure you find the perfect spray tan or self applied tan shade for your skin tone and the best pre and post products to suit your needs. For naturally fair skin tones, ask your beauty therapist for a medium shade spray tan, and for more olive tones, you can get away with a deeper tan shade.

4. Don’t skip the tricky bits  

When applying self tanning lotion at home make sure you have a friend on standby to help with the hard to reach places. Reaching all the hard to get to areas will ensure an all over natural looking finish.

Apply a small amount of moisturizer to your knees, elbows, feet. Heels and hands after your tan application to dilute the tan and create a more blended natural finish.

5. Maintain your magnificent tan 

Gradual tanning products are perfect for at home tan maintenance. To top up your spray tan as it fades apply a gradual tanning lotion one light coat at a time until you achieve the desired natural looking bronze shade. Ensure you allowed each application to fully develop and dry before applying a new layer. Additionally, using a tan specific body wash will also help prolong the life of your tan and help avoid your tan becoming patchy.

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