How to get a tan

There's not really a safe way to get a tan—any tan is a sign of sun damage, the kind of thing that causes skin damage, wrinkles, and cancer. Trying to getting a safe tan is like trying to order the healthiest burger from McDonald’s. What you’re actually seeking is the “least harmful” version of the thing you love. And that’s totally fair. As a pale winter person, I long for even a slight amount of pigment in my skin. But a little solar power goes a long way—but so does a little UV damage.

A single sunburn can exponentially increase your odds of skin cancer. And it makes you look older. “[Approximately] 90% of the aging changes that we see in patients’ skin, especially the skin of the face, is due to ultraviolet radiation from the sun,” says Dr. Ben Lee of Wave Plastic Surgery Center in Irvine, CA. He adds to that this alternate perspective on tanning: “I think it is important for patients to understand that tanning results from your body’s attempt to protect the skin from the cellular damage to the skin caused by ultraviolet radiation. The melanin the skin produces in response to sunlight is what produces a tan, but it is also an indication that the skin has suffered injury from sun exposure.”

Oof. So, what’s the best way to get a safe tan? (Or rather, the least damaging tan?) We summoned a little wisdom from Dr. Lee, as well as Dr. Azza Halim of Azza MD in Boca Raton, FL. Both reside in sunny locales, and advise patients frequently on safe sun exposure. Their intel should go a long way and having your sun-soaked cake, and eating it, too. (But maybe just a sliver of a slice.)

No surprises here: Both doctors emphasize the importance of wearing sunscreen, head to toe—on any areas exposed to the sun. And use SPF 30 as your baseline. Even then, SPF isn’t the factor that blocks UVA rays, which are what is responsible for tanning the skin. (UVB rays cause sunburn, while UVA rays cause tanning, but also “photo age” the skin, leading to wrinkles, sun spots, roughness, etc). Look for “broad-spectrum” SPF that will still bounce or absorb most of the UVA rays, too.

“Slather it over all areas of exposure, whether at the beach or out cycling, running, especially on thin skin areas that are more sensitive to burning, such as nose and eyes and neck,” says Halim. An average human frame should use about 1 oz. per application (the volume of a shot glass). Both doctors recommend reapplying every two hours, in accordance with industry recommendations. You should also reapply after any sweating, swimming, or abrasion (like towels or physical wiping). This is the only way to stay thoroughly protected while enjoying sun exposure.

Don’t mistake water-resistant or sport sunscreens as entirely waterproof, either: “The FDA no longer allows manufacturers to label any sunscreen as ‘waterproof’, as this is actually impossible to achieve,” says Lee. Many will now claim provide up to 80 minutes of exposure to moisture, but should be reapplied after getting wet.

If you’re sprawled out under the sun, don’t forget to turn over often. On the one hand, you’re doing this in order to achieve an even tan. But as Lee points out, it also ensures that no part of your body receives too much direct exposure in one sitting.

Lee advises his patients to seek sun at off-peak hours, if possible. That is to say, the sun is strongest between 10:00am and 4:00pm at the height of summer. “This is when the skin receives the maximum ultraviolet energy,” he says.

“Just twenty minutes on a tanning bed is the equivalent of spending several hours under the midday sun without applying any tanning lotion,” Lee says.

Halim adds: “Tanning beds and lamps actually emit three times more UV than the sun, and penetrate deeper than sun, therefore the damage is much more magnified.”

That’s a high price to pay for a winter glow.

Anyone who wants to “tan safely”, should be in the habit of seeing the dermatologist on an annual basis. Have your doctor check any moles or irregularities, to catch potential cancerous cells before they spread elsewhere. “Skin cancers as a group (basal cell, squamous cell, and melanoma) represent the most common form of cancer,” says Lee. “By the age of 70, one in five Americans will develop one of these cancers. The morbidity and mortality from these skin cancers can be dramatically reduced by early detection.”

Halim adds that sunglasses play an equally important role on a day under the sun: “Constant UV exposure can contribute or increase risk of cataract formation at any age.” It's the perfect time to pick up a new pair.

How to get a tan

We often get asked if very fair-skinned people can get a real tan. Yes! We know it’s possible. We’ve seen them out there. Scandinavians, Germans, people who are naturally incredibly pale, parading around with stunning golden tans. How do they do it? We got hold of some of these clever tanned goddesses and they revealed their tanning secrets for the fair-skinned… read on!

1. Burning is your biggest enemy- Always use sun protection

Spending too long in the sun and not using protection will only get you burned. And once that happens, it’s all downhill from there.

Some may argue that after they burn they become tanned a few days later. This may be the case if you have olive skin, but if you are fair, then chances are you have damaged your skin and dried it out. All you will get is skin flaking off in a lizard-like fashion, not to mention be in a lot of pain for days. And then you will have to start the process of trying to tan all over again.

You might think ‘But how can I tan if I’m using sun block?’

The answer to that is that protection doesn’t stop you tanning, it stops you BURNING. If you protect yourself from burning, you are giving your skin a good chance of producing melanin*.

The bottom line is: the more comfortable your skin is, the happier it will be, and the better it will tan!

*melanin: the pigment produced by your skin that gives it a tanned colour.

2. Take your time, and build your tan up slowly

Everyone reacts differently to the sun, but here are some guidelines to get you started:

If tanning in the sun, start with only 15-20 minutes in the sun on your first session. In your following tanning sessions only increase your time by 5-10 minute increments, and monitor your skin regularly to make sure you aren’t starting to go red and burn.

If tanning on a sunbed, start with 2-3 minutes. Space your sessions and don’t ever go every day. As your tan develops you can increase the number of minutes you are on. Again, only increase your time on gradually, and only in 1-2 minute increments at a time.

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3. Let your skin rest

Remember: Tanning, or the production of melanin in your skin cells, continues for a few hours after you have been in the sun/ on a sunbed. So you don’t need to sit in the sun/ on a sunbed until you see a colour develop for you to know that you have gotten a tan. Your cells have already been stimulated to start the tanning process, and by giving your skin a rest after exposure (i.e. sitting indoors or in the shade after tanning in the sun) it will benefit tremendously in getting you the tan you’re after. By evening, you will be browner than you were during your tanning session.

4. Get a kick-start

Using tan accelerators without a doubt speeds up the whole process of tanning, and kick-starts your skin’s natural tanning process. If you’re short on time or want to see results faster, this is the stuff for you. If tanning in the sun, apply it over you SPF cream. If tanning on a sunbed, apply before going on. We recommend Carrot Sun’s Papaya or Coconut tan or Watermelon accelerators as the best aids we’ve come across for building that base tan surprisingly quickly.

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5. Feed your skin whilst tanning

In order to produce melanin, your skin needs the melanin building block l-tyrosine. Carrot Sun tan accelerators contain l-tyrosine, hence applying them to your skin over your SPF cream means that you are feeding your skin directly with exactly the stuff it needs to tan.

6. Create the perfect tanning conditions, right on your skin

High quality tan accelerators contain vitamins, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids that nourish skin, creating optimal tanning conditions for your skin. All Carrot Sun products contain these quality ingredients.

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7. Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise!

Not only is it essential to keep your skin moisturised after tanning, but during tanning as well. Moisturise inside and out: so drink plenty of water and use a highly moisturising product on your skin. Carrot Sun products take care of this for you by moisturising intensely, and by creating a layer on the surface of your skin that locks moisture in for the duration of your tanning session.

8. Tan regularly

This one might seem fairly obvious, but the difficult part for fair-skinned folk is building that initial base tan. Slowly increase the time you are exposed to the sun/ on a sunbed, and do this on a regular basis so that you don’t fall behind and have to start all over again. Once that base tan has been established, your sun/sunbed exposure times can increase, and deepening your tan will occur much more quickly. To deepen your tan and get the darkest tan possible we recommend the Carrot or Tropical Fruit varieties of Carrot Sun.

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9. Cheat a little- only a little!

Using a tan accelerator that contains bronzer will give your skin a tint, an extra little tan-coloured hue that will make you look tanned before you’ve even started tanning. It isn’t like fake tan, it won’t streak, and if it’s Carrot Sun you’re using then you will get a faint golden hue from an all-natural plant-based bronzer called henna, which will also prolong the life of your tan. Carrot Sun products containing henna are Carrot, Papaya, and Tropical Fruit.

The main principle is simple: be good to your skin, and your skin will be good to you!

This article was co-authored by R. Sonia Batra, MD, MSc, MPH. Dr. R. Sonia Batra is a board certified Dermatologist and the Founder of Batra Dermatology based in Los Angeles, California. With over 15 years of experience, Dr. Batra specializes in lasers, medical devices, patient and public medical education, and skin cancer research. She received her Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree in Public Health, and her Doctor of Medicine (MD) degrees from Harvard University. As a Rhodes Scholar, she earned a Master’s degree in Molecular Genetics at the University of Oxford. She completed her residency training in Dermatology at Stanford University. Dr. Batra has contributed and reviewed for the Journal of Dermatologic Surgery, the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, and JAMA Dermatology. She is also a co-host of CBS’ Emmy award-winning television show, The Doctors.

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A glowing, bronzed body is celebrated in Western culture as a mark of beauty and sex-appeal, but it isn’t always good for your health. There are several tanning options available that can help you achieve a fast (and sometimes healthy) tan. Despite what some say, spending a couple hours in the sun is actually healthy for you, and helps your body produce Vitamin D. Self-tanning lotions or spray tans are the best option for those who are concerned about increasing their risk of skin cancer. While a tanning bed can make your skin glow in minutes, it uses harmful UV bulbs that are associated with a very high risk of skin cancer. Explore the various tanning options below and choose one that fits your quick-tan needs.

How to get a tan

Darker faster. Give me bronze now. Summers are short and you've got no time to waste. You might be surprised to learn that tanning is a chemical reaction and it can be hacked naturally. Even more surprising is the fact that you can totally speed up the time it takes you to tan. You can tan faster. You can tan quicker. The best part? Some of these how to tan faster hacks can also help protect your skin against sunburn, which is why we’re big personal fans of #1.

1. Tan faster by eating foods rich in Lycopene

It’s an antioxidant you can find in food and live, published studies show it can help to reduce your skin’s sunburn response by up to 40%[i]. Which is huge! Getting a healthy dose of lycopene can, therefore, help you prevent a burn which holds you back from tanning faster and darker. More about this in tan faster hack #3.

The best natural food for getting a lycopene dose is tomato paste or puree. It’s most bioavailable this way and because lycopene is fat-soluble, if you pair with a drizzling of olive oil – your body’s going to absorb the maximum it can.

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2. Tan faster and darker by using a tan accelerator

How fast you can tan for most people depends solely on their body’s biochemistry. How many pigment cells it has (aka melanin cells), how many more it can make and how fast it can make them. Not so many people know about this how to tan faster hack. There are skincare actives which can boost your skin’s own melanin production. You put them onto the skin and they enhance your skin’s tanning biochemistry. This was the founding principle behind our innovative sun care system – and this exact type of skincare active can be found inside our Tan Boost Technology™ which is a staple of both our Base Tan & Smart Screen products.

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3. Tan quicker by tanning every other day

The science on this one is shocking. A study published in October 2018 shows us that skin exposed to UVB every other day vs. every day gets a darker tan faster[ii]. Scientists believe this tanning faster hack is due to your skin only having a set amount of energy, called ATP. It can either use this energy to give your skin a tan or use this energy to help heal a sunburn. This shows just how important it is to work with your skin’s natural biology. Defending your skin against sun stress helps your skin to thrive and when your skin thrives it tans faster.

"Well over half of Earths UV dose pounds down between the hours of 10am to 2pm3 so we say it’s best to avoid direct sunshine at these peak hours."

4. Tan faster by tanning at the right time

Many people believe that a sunburn turns into a tan. But that couldn't be further from the truth. In fact, a sunburn can completely ruin a tan. When you've been burned, you can’t be in the sun without pain. Your skin looks red, blotchy and you feel like you’re on fire, always. It also looks likely that having a sunburn actually hinders your skin from initiating its tanning biology. Which means you’ll want to be out in the sun only when your risk of sunburn is least. Well over half of Earths UV dose pounds down between the hours of 10am to 2pm[iii] so we say it’s best to avoid direct sunshine at these peak hours.

5. Get a tan faster by exfoliating weekly *proceed with caution*

Use this how to tan faster hack with caution because if you don’t you will almost certainly get a sunburn. Why? Because this tanning hack is the only one that actually works against your skins natural biology. One of your skin’s best defenses against UV light is the layer of dead skin cells that sits on the surface of your skin. In fact your skin actually thickens in response to UV light[iv]. However this thick, dead skin is making it harder to see the dark bronze below. Knowing this, you can gently exfoliate your skin once per week to keep that flakey skin at bay and prevent a patchy or uneven tan. Try our White Sands Body Scrub, to get the trick done!

Be warned though, even though this hack can tan faster and darker, you will have less natural protection from the sun once those dead skin cells have been sloughed off. So if you plan to exfoliate, be sure to use a tan supporting SPF to prevent sunburn and skin sensitivity.

Getting a great tan is an easy way to get bronze, glowing skin. Having a tan can mask slight skin imperfections, make you look like you just returned from a tropical island getaway, or even make your muscles look more toned and defined. If you want to get a good tan in one day, prepare ahead and use a few bronze boosting tips to enhance your glow.

Exfoliate and moisturize well before your tanning session to remove dead skin that can block the sun’s rays. Use a quality commercial product, a grainy scrub such as brown sugar and olive oil, or a natural loofah. Be sure you don’t scrub too hard.

Use a suntan lotion with good moisturizing properties to allow your skin to tan gradually without burning. Pick a lower SPF factor if you are used to tanning and have more resilient skin, and pick one with a higher factor if you burn easily.

Use a reflective blanket, if possible, to make sure you tan evenly on all parts of your body. Rotate every 15-30 minutes so the sun reaches the undersides of your limbs, your neck and shoulders. Lie with your arms and chin up, if possible, and position yourself so the sun’s rays are aimed directly at you.

Use a tanning bed and self-tanning lotion if you are cursed with a cloudy day. Tanning for five minutes in a bed is roughly equal to two hours in the sun, so tan for about 15-20 minutes and use a good aerosol self-tanner on areas that aren’t as bronze as you would like.

After tanning, wait four to six hours to allow your tan to deepen, then take a quick shower to remove your suntan lotion. Apply a rich moisturizer to your skin while it is still damp. Keep your skin well moisturized to make your tan appear darker and also to make it last longer.

Let’s admit it’s what we’re all craving for – enjoying our vacation but mostly coming back with a tan our friends will be jealous of. Read on to learn the best tips to get a perfect tan naturally!

Disclaimer: I’m not a doctor or specialist in this subject. These are some tips that I find are working great for me. Please consult with your doctor if you have sensitive skin. Also, this post contains affiliate links, which means I may earn a small commission on your purchase, at no extra cost to you.

Step 1: Get your skin ready to tan fast!

1. Exfoliate

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Exfoliation is the first step to building a long-lasting, deep tan. Exfoliating your skin will remove all the dead cells which can prevent a uniform tan. The best is to start exfoliating a few days before being exposed to the sun as it leaves the skin a little sensitive and more prone to sunburns. You can use exfoliating clothes like this plastic-free shower puff (a great option to help the environment!), brushes, body scrubs… Anything non-chemical! And don’t forget to hydrate your skin after showering.

2. Your diet counts

The food you eat also plays a role in tanning. Eating specific vegetables has been proven to help get your skin ready from the inside! Beta-carotene and lycopene found in certain vegetables could increase your skin’s protection to UV (turning on the process of producing melanin!) and make your tint a bit more orangey, so make sure your diet is rich in carrots and tomatoes. If you are not that much into veggies, Imedeen supplements can also help you prepare your skin from within.

3. Start with a fake tan

If you are worried about looking too pale on your first days at the beach, don’t be afraid to cheat a little! I personally like to start a week ahead by gradually applying tanning lotion every two or three days. I use the Moisturizing Self-Tanning Silky Gel from Avène, natural effect guaranteed! You can also try Bali Body Ultra Dark Self Tanning Mousse to get a dark tan quickly. Please be aware that tanning lotions don’t offer any protection against the sun as natural tanning does. Highly protect yourself with sunscreen as normal when heading to the beach!

4. Sunscreen is your best friend

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Can you tan with sunscreen?

Most of us always “forget” about sunscreen. “I am not going to get tanned!” is the number one excuse when it comes to applying sunscreen! I speak from experience… But sunscreen actually lets you get a tan, more slowly yes but more safely.

When buying sunscreen, we are often left with many options and not knowing which one to choose. Which SPF is right for my skin? What does “broad spectrum” mean? Here is a quick guide I wish I had when choosing my first sunscreen.

First of all, make sure that the sun lotion you choose protects against both UVA and UVB. UVA are rays that penetrate deep into your skin – causing mainly ageing and sometimes skin allergies and cancers. They represent 95% of the rays coming on earth and they also go through the clouds. UVB rays penetrate the top layer of the skin and cause burnings – aka the lovely sunburns!

Broad-spectrum protects you against UVA, while SPF protects you against UVB. Both rays create a lot of damages to your skin so check twice if your sunscreen contains both SPF AND broad spectrum.

Secondly, choose the right SPF. The number associated with the “SPF” mention means how long you can stay in the sun: for example, with an SPF30 you can stay 30 times longer in the sun than if you weren’t wearing any protection. The best is to go for SPF30 as SPF50 usually gives a false sense of security and makes you forget to reapply it every two hours! If you have very fair or sensitive skin, always go for SPF50. Dark skins are protected with SPF15.

Finally, I like to use sun lotions that are not harmful to the environment and health. Most

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sunscreens contain toxic chemical products that are not so good and while they help fight sun-relative skin problems, they cause other ones.

I recently discovered the brand Thank Me Later which is environment-friendly. Totally love the packaging!! And I can say that the product inside is just as good! I finished mine within a couple of weeks (the smell was just so good I had to re-apply it all the time), I can’t wait for the new order I placed to arrive. You can find a more detailed review of the Thank Me Later sunscreen here!

Under 18’s are banned from using sunbeds in Scotland by law.

Sunbeds give out UV rays which damages our skin cells. Over time, this damage can build up and may eventually lead to skin cancer.

Young people are particularly at risk of the damaging effects of sunbeds – sunbed users under the age of 35 increase the risk of developing skin cancer by 59%

Sunbeds can increase the speed at which your skin ages.

Find out more about the truth about sunbeds from Cancer Research UK.

How do I spot skin cancer?

It is easier to treat skin cancer if it is caught early. Make sure you know what your skin looks like and watch out for any changes.

If you notice any changes or are worried then go to see you doctor as soon as possible.

Gemma Merna from Hollyoaks first used a sunbed when she was 15 and quickly started using them once or twice a week. She told Cancer Research UK:

How can I stay tanned but not use a sunbed?

Using fake tanning products is a much safer way of getting a tan than lying in the sun or using a sunbed. Some fake tans, like bronzers, wash easily off the skin. Others are made with a substance called dihydroxyacetone (DHA). DHA reacts with the skin so the colour stays longer.

You have loads of options when it comes to getting a sun kissed glow, without any harmful rays affecting your skin.

You could build up a natural looking tan using moisturisers with built in fake tan. This will allow you to gradually build up to your desired tan, with less risk of getting a colour you don’t like.

You could go for a professional spray tan. This is where you stand in a booth and they spray you with tan or they apply it by hand. This can create a great look but it does cost a bit more, alternatively you can buy a bottle of self tan from the shops and apply it carefully, to avoid streaks, yourself.

For those wanting an instant and short lasting tan, then wash off tan is the best thing to use. You apply it yourself and you are ready to go as soon as it’s dried! Wake up the next morning, jump in a shower, and it should all wash away.

There are some dos and don'ts that you need to know about, so as to not harm your skin in the process. Find out.

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It feels great to look at tanned skin. But, are you burning your skin in the process? (Source: Getty/Thinkstock)

Many people like the way their skin looks when it is tanned, especially when they return from an exotic vacation. It is believed that natural tanning is the best way to go about it. But, prolonged exposure to sun can harm the skin in many ways, given that most rays emanating from it are ultraviolet. Besides cancer, these rays can cause premature wrinkles and sunburn. But, there are some ways to get that beautiful tan, without harming your skin. Read on.

Use an SPF

Before you step out in the sun, make sure you apply some sunscreen first, preferably with UV protection of at least 30 SPF. If you, for some reason, forget to apply, do it within 20 minutes of being outside. SPF of 30 will ensure that the UV rays do not reach you, but you get tanned nonetheless.

Natural oils

Besides sunscreen, there are some natural oils that can be used for an added layer of protection and skin hydration. These include: coconut oil, avocado oil, raspberry and carrot oils.

Don’t stay outside for long

Do not overdo it. Experts say that everybody has a melanin — the pigment responsible for tanning — cut-off point, which is usually up to three hours for most people. Beyond this point, your skin may stop getting tanned, and instead get exposed to harmful radiation.

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Before you step out in the sun, make sure you apply some sunscreen first, preferably with UV protection of at least 30 SPF. (Source: Getty/Thinkstock)

Choose your time

Make sure you choose your time wisely. The key is to get a quick tan. Remember that the sun is strongest around noon. But, is also means your skin is at risk of getting harmed. Choose a time depending upon your skin colour, type and texture. If you are light skinned, experts suggest you get tanned sometime in the morning or after 3pm, so as to avoid redness and sunburn.

Eat foods with beta carotene

Additionally, you can eat carrots and sweet potatoes that are rich in beta carotene — a compound that gives them their colour — so as to get a tan without burning your skin. While more science-backed research is needed, some studies conducted in the past have suggested that beta carotene can help reduce sun sensitivity in people.

Prep well

When you decide to get tanned, prepare well. You can make the tan last longer by exfoliating your skin in advance. Additionally, using an aloe vera gel after you have tanned, can also help retain it.

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Wondering how to get a tan in Winter ? We share our six top tips and tricks to help you add a little warmth back into your skin, despite the cold weather outside.

How to get a tan in Winter in 6 steps

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1. Exfoliate dry skin

When it comes to self tanning , exfoliati on is the key to an even-looking, flawless finish, particularly in Winter. As the weather turns cold, skin becomes dr ier , which can cause tan to look patchy .

Starting at the legs and working your way upwards, gently massage our Tan Enhancing Body Polish and Exfoliator into the skin using circular motions. Pay particular attention to dry areas , like the feet, ankles, knees and elbows . This should be done 24 hours before tan application.

2. Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize

As fake tan c lings to very dry areas, always ensure that your skin is w e ll hydrated. Use a moisturi z er every day in the week leading up to tan application, then moisturi z e very dry areas , such as elbows, knees, ankles, feet and hands , 2 to 3 hours before tanning.

Our Tan Enhancing Body Moisturiser leaves your skin feeling velvety soft and smooth. Apply it over your whole body before tanning, focusing particularly on dry areas. This will prevent the skin from absorbing excess tan and looking patchy, instead giving you a gorgeous, radiant glow.

3. Go slow

To get a natural-looking tan in Winter , we recommend taking a gradual approach. By applying a tanning lotion every day, you’ll build you r color over time, creating a more subtle look.

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Our Gradual Tan Body Lotion is a great way to slowly build and control the depth of your tan. Simply apply like a moisturi z er and it will develop into a subtle glow from day 1. You can then reapply it daily to achieve your desired finish. Just remember to wash your hands after application!

4. Infuse the skin with vitamins and hydration

As skin is particularly dry throughout Winter, there are huge benefits to using a self tanning product enriched with skin-nourishing ingredients . Opt for formulas with hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, or key vitamins for Winter, like Vitamins C and D.

Our Self Tan Purity Vitamins Bronzing Water Body Mist is a great way to get a tan in Winter ! Infused with Hyaluronic Acid and nourishing Vitamin C and D boosters, it instantly hydrates skin while mimicking the positive effects of the sun. Simply spritz onto skin, then blend in using an Applicator Mitt. You can expect an instant radiance boost and a week-long medium golden tan to develop over the next 4 to 8 hours.

5. Don’t forget the face

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Tanning your f ace is particularly important in Winter, as your body is likely to be covered up . To create a natural tan , we offer 3 glow-giving options:

  • The vitamin rich option: Our Self Tan Purity Vitamins Bronzing Water Face Serum will give you a glowing, radiant complexion. Packed with Hyaluronic Acid, Peach Flower Extract, Green Mandarin Water and Vitamin C and D boosters, it gives you a natural-looking medium tan, while also deeply hydrating and brightening skin. Apply onto clean, dry skin, then allow your tan to develop over 4 to 8 hours.
  • The hydrating option: Our Purity Face Mist creates a beautiful bronzed look, while caring for your skin too. It ’ s infused with 100% natural tanning actives, hydrating Hyaluronic Acid, antioxidant-rich Hibiscus Extract and refreshing Green Mandarin Water to give your skin an instant hydration boost and subtle tan. Apply onto clean, dry skin, then allow your tan to develop over 4 to 8 hours.
  • The gradual option: Our Gradual Tan Classic Everyday Face Cream gradual ly builds a bronzed radiance. Infused with Vitamin E, it hydrates and nourishes skin, while slowly developing into a natural sunkissed glow. A pply this gentle cream instead of your daily moisturi z er, making sure to wash your hands after use.

Top Tip: Buy your body and face tanning essentials for less with our exclusive bundles! The Supercharged Skincare Glow includes our Purity Vitamins Body Mist and Face Serum, while the Tropical Glow set features our Purity Body Mousse and Face Mist.