After your tan

There are plenty of things that you can do at home to increase the longevity of your spray tan or self tan. With the right aftercare, you can expect your tan to last 5-7 days.

Do’s Don’ts
Shower after eight hours to reveal your gorgeous developed colour* Go to the gym or get wet during the development period. No washing up!
Stay in the shower until the water runs clear, if there is any guide colour left on your skin it will rub off onto your clothes Wear tight clothes – as these will rub your tan off and lead to a patchy developed tan
Moisturise daily to enhance and prolong your tan Rub your skin after washing the guide colour off, pat dry instead to help your tan last longer
Start to exfoliate after 4 days to encourage an even wear off Wear white! Although the tan will come off in the washing machine, it could leave a mark on sensitive materials
Remember to use SPF – a fake tan won’t protect your skin from harmful rays Use skincare/body products in the development time. Perfumes and chemicals can react with the tan, causing it to turn green

*If you’re using the Gradual Glowing Self Tan, you will not need to wash off as there is no guide colour.

medium_radiance-body-balmMaintain your tan

Did you know that using your normal shower gel after you’ve applied fake tan can strip it away? To get the most out of your tan opt for a gentle, pH balanced soap such as Sienna X Balance Body Wash. The mild shower gel will keep your skin refreshed and nourished without affecting the longevity of your tan.

Another way to protect and enhance your tan is to keep your skin hydrated; you can do this by drinking lots of water and by applying a moisturiser daily. Radiance Body Balm is a perfect solution, as like Balance Body Wash, it is designed with your tan in mind and is therefore incredibly kind to your skin. Furthermore, subtle gold flecks within the balm will help enhance your tan and add more depth to you skin tone.