What are the most common mistakes that people make when applying self-tan at home?
We've all been there with a disaster self-tan moment and typically it’s the application method which will cause this. We do suggest following these simple steps to avoid any fake tan disasters - as nobody wants streaky legs or stained palms.
Step 1: Make sure that you are feeling squeaky clean, and get rid of all that dead skin by exfoliating head to toe. Hop out of the shower or bath and let yourself dry fully, resist the urge to use any moisturisers or perfumes.
Top tip: apply a tiny bit of moisturiser to your hands, feet and elbows. These are naturally drier areas and the tan likes to cling here which causes them to become darker than other areas of your body.
Step 2: Once the skin is fully dry, find somewhere with good lighting and a mirror so that you can see your application as clearly as possible to get a perfect, natural-looking glow. To help ensure a perfect streak-free tan, try our Coco & Eve Soft Velvet Self Tan Mitt and Deluxe Vegan Kabuki Brush. The mitt will ensure that your application is consistent and free of patches and our kabuki brush is perfect for tackling difficult areas such as hands, wrists, feet, ears and your face.
For hands - pump a pea-sized amount of Sunny Honey onto the kabuki brush for the top of each hand. For the feet - use the residue of Sunny Honey from your legs and sweep over the feet with the kabuki brush. Use a wipe to gently dab the edges and soles of the feet.
For the face - pump 2 pea-sized amounts onto the kabuki brush to sweep evenly over your face.
Step 3: Once you have applied the tanner, you can shower after 2 hours. For a deeper colour and longer-lasting tan, leave on for 8 hours or sleep in it overnight (our tan doesn't transfer!). It’s personal preference how long you want to leave it on for, we recommend trying different timings to see what works best for you!
Step 4: Once you are ready to wash it off, hop back into the shower and rinse off but be sure to avoid rubbing! Pat yourself dry and get ready to enjoy the compliments!
For the best application tips check out our tutorial video