How to get the most out of your Tan

If you’ve used sunless tan before, you’ll know the difficulty that comes with achieving a natural looking tan that shows evenly and seam-free. Often, applying a sunless tan comes with some undesirable outcomes if not applied properly, but the good news is that there are many quick, simple solutions that will help you get that perfect, sought-after tan.

A sunless tan works best when applied to the ideal type of skin that’s smooth, fresh and free of dead skin cells. The night before applying your sunless tan, jump into the shower and shave the areas you’re going to tan. It’s also important to grab an oil-free exfoliator to remove and dry or blotchy patches of skin, giving you a streak-free tan. Using an oil-free exfoliator will mean that your tan is more likely to adhere to your skin without oil acting as a barrier. If you choose to exfoliate just before applying your tan, be sure to wait at least 30 minutes to make sure your skin is completely dry, otherwise your tan may not properly adhere to your skin.

When applying, be sure to choose a shade that suits you. Often going too dark can make your tan look unnatural. Always apply one layer first, leaving the tan on for the recommended time before deciding whether you’d like to go darker by adding a second coat.

When applying your tan, add only a small amount of mousse to your mitt, applying more as needed. Begin by focusing on larger areas first such as thighs, arms and stomach. Lotions should be applied with small, circular motions and foams/mousses in long, fluid motions. Leave smaller body areas last, using only a very small amount on areas with rough skin such as elbows. Rough skin grabs tanning products more easily meaning using too much product can leave these areas unusually dark.

When applying tan to your face, run cold water over your T-section to reduce pore size. This prevents your tan building up and causing dark spots on your nose, chin or forehead.

Tip:  When applying tan to your hands and feet, use a cleansing wipe to prevent your nails from turning brown.

The key to keeping your tan on for longer is to stay hydrated. Moisturising at least twice a day and drinking a sufficient amount of water will ensure your skin stays healthy and nourished.

When choosing your tanning products, be sure to look for ingredients that will nourish your skin to avoid damage.

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How to remove your Fading Tan

What’s more important than knowing how to apply a tan? Knowing how to remove it. When our tan’s lifespan is drawing to an end, it can often become uneven or streaky leaving us self-conscious about heading outdoors. To help you find the tan removal solution that doesn’t involve scrubbing yourself raw, take a look at our pro tips below!

Run a warm bath
Run a warm bath with bath oil to soften your tan. To remove stubborn patches, use a tan removal mitt by rubbing it in circular motions. Alternatively, a steam room or sauna will help too!

Go for a swim
Chlorine has qualities that break down sunless tanning products. Head to the shower after and gently exfoliate with your tan removal mitt.

Use a fake tan remover
For those looking for a more professional touch to their tan removal approach, opt for tan removal products to give your removal process that extra boost.

Squeeze a lemon
Lemons are naturally acidic making them great tan removers. Mix some fresh lemon juice with raw sugar and rub over the body. For a spot removal, use a lemon wedge instead!

Grab some bi-carb soda
Grab the bi-carb soda from the back of the pantry and mix it with water until it forms a thick paste. Spread over the body and leave for approximately 30 minutes before scrubbing off. Bi-carb soda also has great oxygenating qualities!

When it comes to removing your tan, it’s important that you don’t damage your skin in the process. Be sure to find a gentle removal mitt to accompany your chosen removal method. Take a look at our Sunescape Tan Removal Mitt here or opt for some of our self-tan mousse known for its even fade!

The Coconut Craze Why Going Coconuts is Great for You

Coconut oil is a tropical treasure, known for its highly nutritious and therapeutic properties on both the inside and outside of our bodies. Many have been aware of the benefits of coconut oil, using it for generations. Today, research has delved deep into the science around coconut oil and we’re here to give you an inside guide to what they’ve found.

Here are some of the many reasons why you should start going coconuts!

It’s a deep cleanser
Our daily routine exposes us to many toxic chemicals including the makeup we wear and the air we’re exposed to. These toxins become lodged in our pores, clogging them and causing the buildup of harmful bacteria. Coconut oil is a gentle cleanser that reaches deep into the pores to dissolve the hardened sebum that is produced.

It’s a moisturiser
Coconut oil works by softly covering your skin, seeping well into the pores to create a nourishing layer. Say goodbye to dry and flaky skin!

It’s a makeup remover
The soft tissue on your skin’s surface can often become damaged when using makeup removers with chemicals. Coconut oil is the natural solution to makeup removal that won’t damage your skin thanks to its gentle properties. Coconut is also a common ingredient in baby skin products for the same reason!

It fights fungal infections
Recent studies have found that the capric acid and lauric acid in coconut oil naturally treat yeast infections. This is particularly useful when treating symptoms like dryness or scaly skin.

It prevents wrinkles and other signs of ageing
Research has found that coconut oil is able stimulate collagen production deep within the pores of the skin. Collagen is what gives our skin the elastic, smooth and supple appearance.

These are just some of the reasons why we love coconut oil and why we’ve included it in so many of our products. We know you’ll love the benefits of coconut oil as much as we do!



NEW! Instant Wash Off Mousse

Introducing our new Instant Wash Off Mousse!

If you’re looking for a commitment-free, quick tan fix that will give you the sunkissed glow you’re after then our Instant Wash Off Mousse will become your new best friend. With a fast drying formula that delivers instant colour, you’ll have the tan that others spend hours in the sun working on. And what’s more? It’s transfer resistant, so you won’t need to worry about ruining your evening outfit!

DHA and paraben-free, Instant Wash Off Mousse features nourishing vitamin E, grape seed extract and aloe vera to give your skin that all needed TLC that we often forget.

Available in one flawless colour, “Just for the Night” washes off simply with soap and water when you’re ready to say goodbye to your smooth, supple caramel tones at the end of the day!

If you’re ready to give your skin the pampering it deserves, add it to your bag today!