Live your faux glow life for longer.
With summer just around the corner, it’s time to brush up on your fake tan hacks to ensure it actually lasts the entire Independence Day weekend. There’s nothing worse than a fake tan that fades too quickly. You go to all the effort to prepare for your tan. Spending hours exfoliating your base, getting rid of unwanted hair, ensuring your bod is hydrated, followed by the actual application, only to get minimal days of bronze in return. It doesn't seem very fair does it? The key to making your fake tan last longer? moisturising. We’re not just talking about any moisturiser though, we’re talking about one rich in body butter, silky oils and natural ingredients that will really feed your skin and ensure your fake tan stays put. Say hello to your fake tan’s new BFF, the Bali Body Luxe Moisturising Lotion. Whether you’re out of practice or are venturing into fake tan territory for the first time, here is a super useful guide to ensuring your new fake tan lasts as long as possible.
Debunking the fake tan rumours
First things first, let’s debunk all the rumours about fake tan and moisturising lotion not working together. No doubt you’ve heard countless stories (or even experienced a fake tan disaster of your own) where fake tan went on or came off a little too blotchy. This could be from a variety of factors, (side note: make sure you’re using a good self tan) one of the main ones being that your moisturiser, which is supposed to be aiding your fake tan, is actually stripping it off.
Nearly every moisturising and body lotion contains alcohol. It’s in the formula to help make the consistency of the product lighter and to help the other ingredients penetrate the skin. While it does perform an important function in your skincare regime, it can also strip away your tan. Opting for a moisturiser that is not only water based but contains a naturally derived version of alcohol means you’re getting all the benefits minus any nasties. It also means you can hydrate your skin pre and post fake tan and your new found bronzed glow won't disappear before you get a good photo for the gram. Organic body butters are also amazing when it comes to prolonging a fake tan, making our organic shea butter enriched Luxe Moisturising Lotion the perfect fake tan companion.
Luxe Moisturising Lotion
We’ve established that moisturiser can be a blessing and a curse when it comes to fake tanning and that by using the Luxe Moisturising Lotion you make it a blessing. But why is it so good in comparison to the supermarket brand your Mum buys? If 'fake tan saviour' was in the dictionary, a picture of the Luxe Moisturising lotion would be next to it. Enriched with natures powerful active ingredients including Vitamin E, it is a literal knight in shining armour. Not only will it keep your fake tan in place, but it’s packed with antioxidants and organic shea butter to soften and strengthen the skin too. It’s also the perfect companion on vacay, because when you've actually bothered to give yourself to a pre-vacay fake tan, there's nothing worse than it fading before you've even got off the flight. Repeat after me: the more hydrated and moisturised your skin, the longer your tan lasts. We recommend two applications a day (morning & night) of our natural, vegan moisturising lotion. It’s not included in our sell-out Self Tan Heroes bundle for no reason.
How to use it
Nourishing your body with our Luxe Moisturising Lotion before and after your self tan is super easy. Apply a generous amount after you have exfoliated, at least 24-48 hours prior to fake tanning - you know the drill by now. On the day of your tan, the trick is to only apply moisturising lotion to the dry areas of your body that tend to soak up your fake tan and cause blotchy patches. A hydrated base in those mega-dry areas, including your hands, elbows, knees, feet and achilles heel, ensures your new found colour doesn't have any unwanted product build-up. A pearl size amount should be enough to cover your fingers, knuckles and top of your hands. Follow this same process for your feet covering all the areas where you skin is more coarse. The morning after you have applied your Self Tanning Mousse, lather on your luxe lotion from head to head, day and night because, you know why babes.
Nothing will ensure your tan is smooth and even all over then the Luxe Moisturing Lotion, Luxe Tanning Mitt and of course Bali Body Self Tanning Mousse. What are you waiting for babes? Shop your fake tan favourites here.