1. Always exfoliate and remove hair prior to tanning
Whatever your hair removal method is, it’s always best to be silky smooth and hair-free before you fake tan. This procedure should be done 24/48 hours prior to tanning.
You want to create the smoothest canvas possible, which is why it’s also important to exfoliate beforehand. If you do it afterwards instead, you’re at risk of shaving away your tan as the blades tend to pick up any dead skin cells as well as hair.
Make sure you apply plenty of foam/moisture if shaving post tan and try shaving in the direction of hair growth as oppose to against hair growth to save your tan. Always perform a light shave post tan.
Try to avoid baths and opt for a shower so you don’t soak your glow away.
Tip: You need to blitz and erase away all evidence of your previous tan to ensure an even base so your Tanya Whitebits glow goes on beautifully and looks flawless. Failure to do so could result in patchy, darker areas.
Our Tan Eraser is great for prepping and exfoliating.2. Do not wear deodorant or perfume prior to tanning
Tip: If you are able to shower pre-tan, be brave and go for a cold or cool rinse to encourage pores all over the skin to close so your tan goes on seamlessly.
3. Moisturise dry areas using our Barrier Cream which is compatible with Tanya Whitebits products
Tip: Focus on the following areas: elbows, knees, knuckles, between the fingers, inner wrists, ankles and toes.
4. Apply with our velvet mitt – it’s a game-changer!
Tip: After use, soak your mitt overnight in warm water and rinse in soapy water in the morning before hanging out to dry.
5. Apply tan in front of a mirror
Tip: Apply minimal tan to hands and feet, use our blender brush to lightly glaze over these areas and use the back unused side of the velvet tanning mitt to buff away excess tan.
6. Consider tanning the face
Tip: Make note that Tanya Whitebits works with your skin pigment, therefore any freckles/ages spots can be highlighted.