With summer fast approaching, we are just about ready to get our skin looking shipshape and prepared for the sunshine. Whether you’re planning a staycation or a trip abroad this year, you will need to choose the best tanning lotion and method for your skin type.
To indulge your skin and get it ready for that perfect tan, we recommend exfoliating as the number one prep for tanning. Keeping skin soft and smooth prepares your body for a natural tan, or even a self-tan that is consistent and all-over, so exfoliates, such as the one from Whitetobrown, will help give you a flawless tan that radiates freshness.
You need to keep your skin protected from burning, without missing out on any holiday sunshine, so when it comes to choosing a tanning lotion to suit your skin we always suggest using a lotion with an SPF that is not too low for the sun you’re in. Using oils might work for gaining a tan, but you should still be watchful of keeping your skin safe.
You can still gain a killer tan when using SPF lotions. For example, pair your sunscreen with a tanning accelerator to prolong a deeper, darker, colour. Emerald Bay Sun Luvin’ Tan Accelerator is perfect for quenching thirsty skin; enriched with shea butter and sunflower oil, it will not only make skin look great, but also feel soft, supple and smooth as well. If you want to form a richer colour in your tan then we suggest using EcoTan Gel along with your regular sun lotion, as it will prolong the life of your natural tan. The formula is suitable for all skin types – and can even be used to make fake tan last longer.
If you’re opting for a fake tan to ease yourself into the summer, then you can still get your skin ready, with an optimising body polish that creates a base for an even result from your tanning lotion.
When it comes to choosing a fake tan, choose a colour that will look natural to your skin tone. Avoid choosing too dark as your tan will look less natural. Fake Bake’s original tanning lotion is perfect if you’re undecided on the colour you want to go. If a darker tan is desired, you can simply reapply over a few days to enhance and maintain your streak-free tan.
Choosing a tanning lotion to suit you has never been simpler!