Thanks to Jennifer Hawkins, we’ve got the lowdown on what you should and shouldn’t do when you get your spray tan on.
It’s no secret that we’re diehard fans of that gorgeous sun kissed glow all year round, even in the dead of winter (especially in the dead of winter!). Imagine our joy when our very own homegrown beauty queen, TV host and founder of Jbronze, Jennifer Hawkins revealed her tips on how you can achieve the perfect spray tan. Consider us enlightened and ready for some home-tanning action.
Follow Jennifer’s tan commandments and you’re well on your way to a glorious golden glow this winter.
1. Thou shalt wax or shave the day before thy spray tan
Your skin tends to become more sensitive after waxing or shaving. Schedule your regular waxing appointment at least one day before your spray tan session to prevent tan pigments from settling in your pores.
2. Thou shalt exfoliate and avoid any other product applications before thy spray tan
Does dry, patchy winter skin spell self-tan disaster to you? We think so too. Always exfoliate to remove dead skin cells and avoid using moisturisers, creams or oils before self-tanning, as this will reduce the effectiveness of adherence.
Home-tanning tip: Make sure you exfoliate thoroughly by using the right polishing tool so you will never miss a spot. We recommend Jbronze Luxe Application Mitt.
3. Thou shalt not use perfume or deodorant with thy spray tan on day 1
Just like moisturisers, creams or oils, perfumes and deodorants may reduce product skin adherence, causing patches and marks. Ingredients in them can also form a reaction with the spray tan, resulting in a green tinge. Not exactly how you’ll want your fake tan to turn out.
Home-tanning tip: If you can’t do without your signature scent, get a tan product that helps you look and smell good. Our weapon of choice is the Jbronze Face Flawless Tan. Not only is this facial tanning cream packed with skin-loving ingredients to derive a natural-looking tan shade, it also contains cranberry and Goji Berry extracts to give your skin a refreshingly fruity scent.
4. Thou shalt trust thy spray tanner
...Because the pro knows best!
Home-tanning tip: Remember, the key to a winter tan is to always look as natural as possible. If you’re still unsure about the spray tan look, or perhaps if you’re on the lookout for a one-day tan, go for Jbronze Instant Tanning Cream. This non-developing bronzing cream provides you with a gorgeous, streak-free, natural-looking tan that will stay on all the way until you wash it off!
5.Thou shalt not slip into tight clothing after thy spray tan
Slip into loose-fitting clothing and footwear and allow some time for your spray tan to settle. You wouldn’t want to ruin your perfect tan and leave unsightly marks on your clothes.
6.Thou shalt embrace light gentle showers after thy spray tan
A spray tan is like adding a layer of colour on your skin. Naturally, staying in the showers can affect the lifespan of your tan. And remember: Gently pat instead of rubbing dry.
Home-tanning tip: While a hot, steaming shower sounds like a tempting idea during this winter season, opt for a nice warm bath so your tan lasts better, longer.
7.Thou shalt keep thy skin hydrated
Hydrated skin is beautiful skin. It also allows colour to adhere better, so that tan of yours can stay as long as possible. Try Coconut Revolution Coconut Body Lotion Original
8.Thou shalt maximise thy spray tan’s longevity with the right products
Choose products in the market that can not only nourish your skin with skin-friendly ingredients, but also enhance and prolong your tan.
Home-tanning tip: We love a good tan, but we love good skin more. We recommend JBronze Dark Tanning Spray for its skin conditioning formulation infused with key active tanning ingredient, DHA. What you can expect is healthy skin and a flawless, colour-rich tan for longer.