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The Tanning Hack Taking TikTok By Storm

The Tanning Hack Taking TikTok By Storm

With warmer weather on the way, it’s time to get your Summer tan on! Luckily for you, TikTok users have found a new and improved way to get a gorgeous golden glow. The clever hack has gone viral thanks to its easy application and flawless results. Ready? We explain what to do below… 

Meet the new TikTok tanning hack

Users on TikTok have switched their beloved self tanning mouse for a tanning mist. This trend makes at-home spray tans a reality, with a whole new and easy spritz application technique.  

It’s as simple as pouring your liquid tan into a spray bottle, shaking it, then spritzing your entire body. Or, to make life easier, you can use one of St.Tropez’s many pre-made tanning mists (yep, we’re ahead of TikTok!).  

A tanning mist makes fake tanning an effortless and fun process, especially when it comes to your face or other hard-to-reach areas. Say goodbye to patchy finishes and hello to an airbrushed, seamless glow.  

How to do the TikTok tanning hack

Step 1: Prep the skin

For the best fake tan results, always start by exfoliating and moisturising dry areas, such as hands, feet, ankles, and wrists. This will prevent the tan from unevenly clinging to the skin and looking patchy. 

Step 2: Spray evenly from head to toe

Hold the mist bottle at least six inches away from your body, then spritz all over. Start with the legs and work your way upwards. For best coverage, move the bottle around and across the body, while consistently spraying. 

Wondering how to fake tan your face? Separate into three sections (left, middle and right), shut your eyes and spray away.  

Step 3: Wait, rinse and glow

Wait 4-8 hours for the tan to develop and rinse off in lukewarm water when ready. You’ll be glowing with a streak-free, flawless tan in no time! 

The best tanning mists

For this TikTok hack, you’ll need a tanning mist rather than a lotion, gel or mousse. Here are our top picks: 

  1. Self Tan Classic Mist 
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    Self Tan Classic Mist 

    Our most iconic and trusted formula, this natural-looking golden tan has an easy-to-apply 360° tinted aerosol mist. Use consistent pressure when applying for a seamless, sun-kissed finish. The aerosol mist style makes for easy application with no missed pitches. 

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  2. Self Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Mist 
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    Self Tan Express Advanced Bronzing Mist 

    If you’re in a rush and need a quick, full coverage tan, opt for our Express Bronzing Mist. Apply, then achieve your desired shade of tan (light, medium or dark) by simply choosing when to rinse off. The 360° cap is everything the TikTok trend is about, offering a quick, easy and flawless application. 

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  3. Self Tan Purity Vitamins Bronzing Water Body Mist 
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    Self Tan Purity Vitamins Bronzing Water Body Mist 

    Powered by Vitamins, meet our sunshine in a bottle. Both lightweight and easy-to-use, spritz onto skin for a supercharged, golden glow. With Vitamin C and D boosters, you’ll see the effects of the sun without the damage. Plus, this tanning mist doesn’t need to be rinsed!

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  4. Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist 
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    Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist 

    Match your face to your body with our globally loved facial tan. We’ve combined skincare and self-tan to achieve a natural sun-kissed complexion with an instant hydration boost in just one application. Infused with Hyaluronic Acid and Green Mandarin Water, skin feels instantly refreshed. Simply spritz under, over or instead of makeup for the perfect post-holiday glow. 

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  5. Self Tan Dark Bronzing Mist 
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    Self Tan Dark Bronzing Mist 

    For an iconic and streak-free dark tan, try this tanning mist. Designed with a 360° lid to cover those hard-to-reach areas, skin is left looking naturally bronzed, as if you just stepped out of the sun. 

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Shop the full range of St.Tropez tanning mists now. 



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