Self Tan FAQ

About our Self Tan

What is the base colour of the Bali Body Self Tanning Mousse?

The base colour of the Bali Body tan is green, making it suitable for most skin tones. One of the many benefits of a green base is that it is 'pink correcting' making it the ideal colour base for fair skin. The green base provides a natural olive bronzed glow, without any orange undertone.

Is the Bali Body fake tan tested on animals?

No, we do not test any of our products on animals. Bali Body is 100% vegan and cruelty free.

What sort of DHA is in the Bali Body tan?

The Bali Body Tanning Mousse includes only 100% Natural DHA. If you would like to learn more about natural vs synthetic DHA, read our blog post here.

Does the Bali Body tan contain sulphates or parabens?

No, the Bali Body tan has been made completely free from sulphates and parabens to ensure it is as natural as possible.

How many applications can I get from one bottle of the Bali Body tan?

This very much depends on how you use the product (all over your body, just legs etc) and how many coats you apply. Generally you will get approximately 6-8 full body coats per bottle.

What does the Bali Body tan smell like?

The Bali Body tan scent is very refreshing with natural hints of orange, peony and soft woody notes. Due to the natural DHA in the product, the Bali Body tan doesn't have that standard fake tan smell that comes with most self tanning products.

 

Applying your Self Tan

How do I apply the Bali Body self tan for best results?

For best results when applying the Bali Body tan, we recommend using our tanning applicator mitt for a smooth streak free tan. After moisturising dry areas of the body (hands, elbows, knees and feet) apply the fake tan in long sweeping motions using the mitt starting from the ankles up. For a full video on the best way to apply the Bali Body self tan please click here.

What is the best way to prep my skin for a Bali Body tan?

Exfoliate - Your self tan colour sits on the top layer of skin so it’s really important that your skin has been exfoliated to ensure a flawless smooth colour. We recommend exfoliating at least once in the 24-48 hours before you plan on tanning.

Hair removal - To ensure your tan lasts, we recommend that any shaving, waxing or other hair removal procedures are done at least 24 hours prior to self tanning to give your pores time to close. It’s important to note that shaving or waxing after your tan may remove your colour slightly.

Hydrate - Fake tan will often grab to dry areas of the skin, so a hydrated and moisturised base will ensure a natural even glow all round. We recommend moisturising daily with either our Luxe Moisturising Lotion or Natural Tanning & Body Oil in the lead up to your fake tan application.

Clean skin - A clean, dry blank canvas is optimal before applying the Bali Body tan. Ensure you have no leftover deodorant or perfume on your skin as this can alter the self tan colour during application on the places it is present on your skin.

How can I get a natural looking finish on my hands, knees and feet?

To avoid any unwanted tan build up in dry areas like hands, elbows, knees, ankle and feet we recommend using the Luxe Moisturising Lotion immediately prior to applying your fake tan on these areas. This will ensure the tan doesn't stick to dry skin and looks even all over.

Can I use the Bali Body self tan on my face?

Yes, the Bali Body self tan is safe to use on your face. The natural and nourishing oils in the tan will give your face a nice healthy glow.

What does the Bali Body tan smell like?

The Bali Body tan scent is very refreshing with natural hints of orange, peony and soft woody notes. Due to the natural DHA in the product, the Bali Body tan doesn't have that standard fake tan smell that comes with most self tanning products.

Do I need a self tan applicator mitt to apply the Bali Body tan?

You do not need a mitt to apply the Bali Body Self Tanning Mousse, however we recommend using our Luxe Tanning Mitt for best results.

The applicator mitt ensures a steak free and even tanning application while keeping your hands stain free. The Bali Body tanning mitt is incredibly soft with a velvet like feel and can be washed under warm soapy water and re-used again.

How long do I leave the Bali Body tan on before showering?

This depends on what sort of tan you would like to achieve. We recommend leaving the Bali Body tan on for 1-3 hours for a light tan, 3-6 hours for a medium tan and 6-8 overs (overnight) for a dark tan.

 

Maintaining your Self Tan

How long will my Bali Body self tan last?

The Bali Body tan will last 5-7 days when used in conjunction with a daily application of the Luxe Moisturising Lotion.

Can I swim once I have applied my Bali Body Self Tan Mousse?

Yes, you can swim, however any additional water exposure on the skin will reduce the longevity of your fake tan.

Does the Bali Body self tan protect me from U.V exposure?

No, the Bali Body self tan will not protect you from U.V exposure. Please ensure you use SPF on top of your fake tan when skin is exposed to the sun.

How can I maintain my Bali Body fake tan for as long as possible?

Simple steps can be taken to ensure your tan lasts as long as possible, these include: Avoiding shaving and waxing - Avoiding hot saunas, spas and steam rooms - Avoiding skin exfoliation - Avoiding excessive sweating (gym) - Limiting time in the ocean and swimming pools

How does the Bali Body self tan come off my skin?

Due to the nourishing oils in the Bali Body tan, it will come off your skin gradually and evenly. After 5-7 days, the tan can then be exfoliated off in the shower using warm water and an exfoliating glove or brush. To ensure best tan removal, we recommend keeping your skin moisturised throughout the duration with our Luxe Moisturising Lotion.

 

Can I use Self Tan?

I have sensitive skin, should I do a patch/skin test before?

The Bali Body tan is enriched with natural oils and ingredients so it is suited for sensitive skin. If you are worried, we recommend doing a patch test on a small amount of skin 24-hours ahead of your planned fake tan application.

Can I use the Bali Body tan if I have eczema?

Due to its natural properties, including 100% DHA the Bali Body self tan can be used on skin disorders such as eczema. If you’re prone to breakout more often than not then we recommend doing a patch test on the skin to check for skin sensitivity.

Is the Bali Body fake tan safe to use if I am pregnant?

Generally speaking, all fake tan products are safe to use during pregnancy and breastfeeding (we suggest avoiding the breast area if you’re lactating). The Bali Body fake tan is made with 100% Natural DHA and contains no sulphates or parabens, making it even more safe to use when pregnant. If you’re unsure in any way we highly recommend consulting with your doctor or doing a spot test to ensure you don't have any reactions due to pregnancy hormones.