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How To Tan For Date Night

How To Tan For Date Night

Whether you’re dining-in at home or enjoying a Zoom date, this Valentine’s Day will be a little different – but you should still look and feel your best. So, we’ve created a step-by-step guide to show you how to tan for date night to flaunt a confidence-boosting glow. 

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How to tan for a date

Prepare the skin

To achieve a perfect tan for date night, start with a clean base. Remove all traces of existing tan and exfoliate away dry patches of skin to create a fresh, smooth surface. 

Our Tan Enhancing Exfoliator will do the trick! Dispense a small amount onto an Exfoliating Mitt, then massage over the skin using circular motions. Start at the legs and work your way up, focusing on dry areas, like the ankles, knees and elbows. 

Top TipExfoliate 24 hours before applying tan. 

Moisturise

To prevent dry areas from absorbing excess tan and creating a patchy finish, apply an oil-free moisturiser 2 to 3 hours before tanning.  

Our Tan Enhancing Moisturiser is an oil-free moisturiser with a silky and hydrating formula that leaves skin feeling velvety smooth for up to 3 days. Massage onto the skin, focusing on dry areas, like the elbows, ankles, hands and feet.   

Choose your date night tan

To achieve flawless results in 3 hours or less, try our vegan-friendly Express Self-Tan Range. Our lightweight, non-stick Express Mousse and Bronzing Gel are formulated with 3-in-1 technology to create a gorgeous bronze in as little as 1 hour. 

Alternatively, if you’re in a rush, opt for one of our Instant Tan lotions. These tanning lotions act like body makeup, instantly creating a natural tan that lasts up to 24 hours. 

Apply your fake tan

Apply your chosen fake tan onto our Dual Sided Tanning Mittthen sweep across the skin using circular motions to ensure a flawless application.  

If you opted for the Express Mousse or Gel, rinse after 1 hour for a light tan, 2 hours for a sunkissed glow and 3 hours for a dark bronze. If you chose the Instant Tan lotion, blend onto the skin, then remove using soap and water the next morning. 

Tan your face

Don’t forget to tan your face with a hydrating fake tan and create a beautiful, bronzed glow that matches your tanned body. Our Self-Tan Face Mist is specifically-designed for the sensitive skin on the face. Infused with hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, antioxidant-rich Hibiscus extract and refresh Green Mandarin Water, it creates a natural, medium tan in 4 to 8 hours. Simply spritz & glow! 

Top TipEnhance your features by sweeping our 3-in-1 Bronzing Powder across the cheekbones, hairline, jawline and decolletage.  

Maintain your tan

Tmaintain your Valentine’s Day tan, apply our Tan Enhancing Moisturiser every day. Its hydrating formula helps to reduce tan break-up and improve fade, making your bronzed glow last 3 days longer. Apply morning and night using circular motions. 

And that’s how to tan for date night! Explore our Express Tanning Range and Instant Tan Lotions on our website. 

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