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To help you get the best fake tan at home, we’ve put together some tips to help you prepare your skin for a perfect glow…

The day before your tan

Remove any unwanted hair the day before applying your tan to allow pores plenty of time to close, tan in your pores will leave you with a ‘dotty’ finish

Paint your nails and toenails, particularly if you have acrylic extensions! Not only will this leave you feeling even more pampered but it will also prevent your nails and cuticles from being stained.

Buff away dead skin cells with body scrub to reveal the ultimate smooth base for your tan. Pay particular attention to dry areas such as elbows, knees and feet. Then use your go to moisturiser or balm to rehydrate your skin and leave your skin feeling silky and smooth.

On the day of your tan

On the day of your tan, don’t apply deodorant, perfume or body lotion as these act as a barrier and stop self tan from developing properly.

Apply a thin layer of moisturiser to dry areas only, such as elbows, knees and feet in order to prevent the tan grabbing onto dry skin. (If you are having a spray tan treatment, your therapist will do this for you.)

Choose a well-lit room to apply your tan in so that you can see where you have and haven’t applied. Have some loose dark clothing on hand to put on afterwards whilst your tan develops.

For tips on how to look after your tan, visit our Prolong page.

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