While we all love a dark tan that lasts, our lifestyles, work schedule and business can all get in the way of our beautiful tans.. The key to a long-lasting self-tan lies in the preparation, product choice, and maintenance.
In this comprehensive guide, we'll take you through the steps to ensure your self-tan lasts for up to 7-9 days, with the help of Bali Body's self-tanning, body care & skincare products.
1. Pre-Skin Prep: The Foundation of a Flawless Tan
Before you even think about applying self-tanner, prepping your skin is essential. Start by exfoliating to remove dead skin cells and create a smooth canvas for your tan.
Our sugar-based Body Scrub is a great choice for this step. Enriched with Pink French clay and nourishing oils like Grapeseed and Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, it not only sloughs away dull skin but also improves skin elasticity and minimises body acne.
Remember, though, to wait at least 6 hours after exfoliating and moisturising to ensure your skin isn't irritated post-exfoliation, reducing the risk of uneven tanning or impaired hair follicles.
How to Exfoliate
To use our Body Scrub, start with warm water to soften the skin (5-10 minutes), then apply the scrub in a circular motion, starting from your feet and moving upwards. Rinse thoroughly. This scrub is gentle enough for daily use on all skin types.
2. Choosing the Right Self-Tanner: Opt for Natural DHA
Selecting the right self-tanner is crucial for achieving a long-lasting, natural-looking tan. Look for products made with natural ingredients to ensure your tan is flawless and hydrating. What sets our self-tanners apart is their use of 100% natural DHA (Dihydroxyacetone), a key tanning ingredient.
Natural DHA is derived from plant sources like sugar beets and sugarcane. It works by interacting with amino acids on the skin's surface, resulting in a tan that gradually darkens over a few hours. In contrast, synthetic DHA is often chemically produced and can lead to an unnatural orange tint.
Our Favorite Self-Tanners
Our best-selling self-tanners, like the Ultra Dark Mousse and Original Mousse, are perfect examples. The Ultra Dark Mousse is enriched with chamomile extract, coffee seed extract, and pomegranate extract to hydrate and rejuvenate your skin while delivering a deep tan. Our Original Mousse is formulated with similar key botanicals and is also enriched with 100% natural DHA, making it suitable for sensitive skin and ensuring a streak-free, hydrating tan.
3. Tan Maintenance: Hydration is Key
Maintaining your tan is just as crucial as applying it correctly. After every shower or exposure to water, use a moisture-rich body moisturiser like our Antioxidant Body Whip. Enriched with Hyaluronic Acid and Niacinamide, this whipped body lotion intensely hydrates and firms the skin, leaving it silky smooth and nourished. Ingredients like Shea Butter, Coffee Seed Extract, and Aloe Vera boost hydration and soothe irritated skin, making it suitable for all skin types.
This non-greasy, fast-absorbing formula ensures that your skin remains moisturised without interfering with your self-tan results. By keeping your skin well-hydrated, you'll prevent premature fading and maintain a radiant glow.
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4. Incorporate a Gradual Tanner: Say Goodbye to Patchiness
To extend the life of your self-tan and prevent it from becoming patchy, incorporate a gradual tanner into your routine. Our Gradual Tan is an excellent choiceEnriched with coconut oil, coffee seed extract, and cocoa butter, it not only maintains your tan's hydration but also helps you achieve a consistent, healthy-looking tan for your body and your face.
By applying a gradual tanner every few days, you can prolong the life of your self-tan while ensuring it fades evenly.
Following these steps and incorporating Bali Body's products into your self-tanning routine will help you maintain a flawless, long-lasting tan for up to 7-9 days.
Prepping your skin, choosing the right self-tanner with natural DHA, and proper maintenance are the keys to achieving that radiant sun-kissed glow without the harmful effects of UV exposure. Remember, your skin deserves the best, so indulge in the care it deserves with Bali Body.
Discover the wide selection of Bali Body self-tanning products online now to achieve a flawless, stunning glow every time.