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How to Get a Perfect Fake Tan at Home

How to Get a Perfect Fake Tan at Home

Do you want to have a beautiful, sun-kissed glow without having to spend time in the sun? Fake tans are a great way to get that bronzed look without any of the risks associated with tanning outdoors. However, many people are unsure of how to apply fake tan correctly. In this blog post, we will teach you how to get a perfect fake tan at home using professional techniques.

Exfoliate Your Skin

Before you start fake tanning, it is important to exfoliate your skin. This will help remove any dead skin cells that could prevent the tan from being applied evenly. Use a gentle exfoliating scrub or loofah in the shower and make sure to pay extra attention to areas like your knees, elbows, and ankles as these are usually tougher and can be harder for fake tan to take hold.


Moisturise your skin with a thick cream or body oil. This will help the fake tan to glide on more easily and ensure an even coverage. Pay special attention to areas such as hands, feet, ankles, elbows and knees so that the sunless tan does not look uneven.

Use A Tanning Mitt

Now you are ready to apply your fake tanning product. It is important to use a tanning mitt, as this will help you ensure an even coverage and avoid any streaks or patches. Start by applying the product in circular motions on your body and then blend it outwards.

Once you have applied the fake tan all over, it is a good idea to lightly pat yourself down with a tanning towel. This will help remove any excess product and give you an even, natural looking tan.

Fake Tan Your Back

The hardest part of applying fake tan is usually getting to the bits you can’t reach. To make sure that your back looks even and natural, get a friend or family member to help you out. Alternatively, you could use a fluffy mitt or an applicator brush that has been designed for this purpose.

Fake Tan Your Face Using Tanning Drops

It is also a good idea to apply a few drops of Fake Tanning Drops to your face. This will help you get an even coverage without having to worry about streaks or patches. Make sure to blend it in well and use a light hand when applying the product.

Remove Fake Tan With Hygiene Products

Once you have achieved your desired level of tan, it is important to remove any excess product. You can do this by using hygiene products such as a cleansing oil or micellar water. This will help make sure that the fake tan has completely absorbed into your skin and looks natural.

Wear Loose Fitting Clothes

Fake tans usually take between 6-8 hours to fully develop, so make sure you plan ahead before applying the product. Wear loose fitting clothes and avoid any tight items of clothing as this could cause streaks to form.


These are the basic steps for getting a perfect fake tan at home. With practice, you can master the art of professional looking fake tans in no time! Don’t forget to also moisturise regularly and exfoliate beforehand to ensure an even and natural finish.