With the change in seasons we’ll often see a change in the texture of our skin, which means our skin preparation and choice of fake tan has to adapt as well. To simplify your winter tanning routine, we’ve compiled a few of our tried and tested winter self tan tips.
The greatest enemy of fake tan is dry, flakey skin. The cool weather plays a major role in drying our skin out- the crisp winter air is a chronic skin-drier, as is indoor heating! fake tan will cling to dry patches of skin as the active tanning ingredients react to dead cells to turn them even darker, so ensure an even tan application by amping up your exfoliation. Use your Tuscan Tan Exfoliating Sugar Scrub in the shower to slough away dry skin, and moisturise morning and night to keep your skin hydrated.
The active ingredients in self tanning products can be drying on the skin, so look for self tan products that are packed with hydrating ingredients. One of our favourite products for winter is the Tuscan Tan Full Self Tan Gel as it is packed with skin care benefits. Not only will this tanning gel coat your skin with a deep bronze glow (see image top right showing one leg tanned, the other not), it will hydrate thanks to Aloe Vera, Shea Butter, Jojoba Seed Oil and Vitamins A, C and E to both moisturise and protect. A tan will always last longer on well hydrated skin, so the beauty of this self tan formula is how truly long lasting it is.
Once your self applied tan has fully developed, it’s important to maintain that level of hydration to ensure the winter chill doesn’t dry out your skin and bring you back to square one. To maintain your tan, apply our Gradual Self Tan Milk each evening after tanning. This will maintain your tan in two ways. Firstly, the gradual tanning formula uses lower levels of active tanning ingredients to subtly tan the skin, keeping you looking golden brown well after your first tanning application. Secondly, the milk acts as a seriously hydrating moisturiser to keep your skin soft and smooth, making it perfect for the cooler months.
A tan is such an easy way to brighten a dull winter complexion, so now that we've given you the tips, don't let the cooler months become an excuse not to get your glow on!
When the sun is shining and the nights are warm, we want to be outdoors enjoying it rocking our bikinis and outfits complimented by honey-dipped skin. We don’t want to be concerned about doing the things we enjoy for fear of ruining our fake tan. With this in mind, we've added ingredients to our Full Self Tan Mousse to provide a degree of wear resilience and water resistancy, so that your tan will stand up to some of the things you’re really not supposed to do when wearing fake tan, like taking a dip in the pool.
We’ll admit that despite the ease of fake tanning with Tuscan Tan, sometimes the winter chill can take away our motivation to really stick to our tanning routines. We’ll skip applying self tan in favour of more time spent bundled up in a warm doona - then comes the weekend, last minute drinks are organised, and our skin is nowhere near as bronzed and beautiful as it needs to be.
Enter Tuscan Tan’s Instant Tanning Mousse. Simply apply, head out, then wash it off when the night's over!
As its name would suggest, our Tinted Tan Extender has been formulated to extend the life of your professional spray tan or self applied tan, but did you know it 's become just as popular as a skin illuminating body moisturiser as well?
In addition to the colour balancing tint that keeps the authenticity of your fake tan in check, Tuscan Tan Tinted Tan Extender also contains light reflective mica minerals that instantly brighten and even skin tone.