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How to build a winter tan with gradual tanner

The beauty of a gradual tanner is that it puts you in full control of the intensity of your glow.

A single application is enough to brighten dullness and rejuvenate ashy-looking areas, such as the elbows, feet and knees, as well as create the illusion of a healthy, glowing bloom even when sunshine is in short supply. This gentle touch of colour lends the complexion a subtle ‘lifted’ look without appearing overdone, making it a brilliant tool for enhancing the natural finish of the skin during the winter months.

However, there’s nothing stopping you from repeating your application to create a richer colour if you prefer. In fact, you might like to start with a single application and slowly increase your treatments as the season changes to match the warmer weather when it finally arrives.

Here’s how to build a winter tan with Gradual Self Tan Lotion:

  1. Exfoliate your skin and remove unwanted hair a day before you plan on tanning to increase the lifespan of your tan and create the perfect smooth base for your tanner to glide onto.
  2. After showering, dispense a pump of gradual tanner onto your tanning mitt and buff it into the skin in the same way as you’d blend in a body moisturiser. Take care to buff the tanner well onto your wrists, knees and elbows to achieve an even finish.
  3. Tan your face with the residual product left on the mitt.
  4. Allow your tan to develop over the course of the day (8 hours) before showering and patting your skin dry.
  5. Repeat this process as often as you’d like to layer up your colour and achieve a richer, customised shade.