TAKE A STAND AGAINST OLD TAN
You'd never put clean clothes over dirty ones, so the same goes for applying a new tan over old bronze. This step is key to ensuring your new tan glides onto your skin evenly and produces an all-over golden glow. Now. we're not saying you have to sit in the shower for days hoping your old colour washes off quicker, but we do recommend using our Tan Reverser to speed up the process. Our quiet achiever melts away old bronze thanks to the soothing blend of active and exfoliates including coconut water & oil, aloe vera and Kakadu plum, which help to gently reverse sunless tan. Simply pump a generous amount of Tan Reverser onto your palm and apply it to dry skin. Leave on for 5+ minutes, then remove excess with a wet face cloth. For more stubborn areas use in combination with our Exfoliating Mitt and rinse with warm water. We suggest you wait 24-48 hours before reapplying your next Spray Aus tan.
NOT TO EXFOLIATE IS A CRIME
Exfoliating goes with tanning like avocado goes with toast. Repeat after us; this step is non-negotiable. Once you've removed your old tan with our Tan Reverser, we recommend gently going over your skin with our soft Exfoliating Mitt to remove the dead skin cells so your skin is fresh, primed and ready to absorb the new tan. A professional tip is to dampen the mitt and scrub the skin in firm, circular motions, increasing pressure gradually. This not only aids with cleaning the skin but also boosts circulation. Our mitt also has two sides, the scrub side to exfoliate and the prime side to gently buff for a smooth skin canvas.
GO MAD FOR MOISTURISER
We're guilty of perhaps not moisturising as much as we should, but honestly, this makes a world of difference when it comes to prolonging your bronze before and after application. Once you have exfoliated, your skin will be screaming for a lathering of moisturiser to soothe rough patches and soften your skin. We recommend moisturising every day for at least a week in the lead up to applying your fresh bronze to ensure your skin is extra supple and hydrated. Then 2-3 hours before you're ready to tan, moisturise the areas on your body that are prone to extra dryness such as elbows, knees, ankles, feet and hands; this will stop colour build-up (because ain't nobody got time for that!).
HYDRATION IS KEY
Okay, we don't want to sound like your mum, but don't forget to drink water! Not only does water carry nutrients and oxygen to your cells, flush bacteria from your bladder, aid digestion, normalise blood pressure and protect your organs and tissues but it makes your skin utterly glow from the inside out, and when your skin is glowing even before a tan? You better believe it is going to look ridiculously radiant after. In case you didn't realise just how important moisturising is to ensure a long-lasting tan, we're going to mention it again so you don't forget! Lather your skin morning and night before and after your tan (so basically every day!) and we promise your bronze (and your skin) will thank you for it!