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When to Fake Tan Before a Holiday

Get that gorgeous holiday glow before you go…

Nobody likes that first day on holiday where you’re the palest person by the pool, which is why many people now choose to fake tan before they go away. Arriving at your destination looking flawlessly bronzed will get your holiday off to the best possible start, making you feel confident in a bikini and leaving you with more time for sipping cocktails!

So, how do you guarantee that you get the best possible pre-holiday tan? As with most things before you go away, it’s all down to planning.

it’s all down to planning

Firstly, you should decide what type of tan you would life, as there are two ways that you can safely achieve a tan before your holiday. You can choose to apply self-tan with a product from our retail range, or you can leave it to the professionals and book in for a spray tan. Each have their own unique benefits and it’s up to you as to whether you prefer the ease of self-tanning in your own time and home, or whether you’d rather be certain of a professional result.

Whichever method you choose, set aside time the day before you are due to go on holiday to carry out your tanning. This will give your golden colour plenty of time to develop. If you have any hair removal treatments, such as waxing, booked before your holiday then you should allow a 24 hour rest period before your tan. This gives your skin time to settle, and you don’t risk getting an uneven tan if solution settles in open pores.

sea and swimming pools will make your tan fade quicker, so take along some Gradual Glowing Self Tan

How long your fake tan lasts when you are on holiday very much depends on the sort of activities that you have planned. A beach holiday with sea, sand and swimming pools will make your tan fade quicker, so take along some Gradual Glowing Self Tan to top up your tan while you’re away. For more information on keeping your tan looking its best while you’re away, find out how to Prolong Your Tan.

(Remember that your fake tan won’t protect your skin from burning or sun damage, so keep your skin safe in the sun with a high SPF!)