Bought the hottest new beauty product on a whim and now your feeling nervous to tan your face for the first time? Don’t stress, babes! With a little know-how, self-tanning your face can be part of your regular skin care routine. Read on to equip yourself with some simple, but trusty tan drops hacks before attempting to give your face a gorgeous, sun-kissed glow!
1. Prep your skin with some gentle exfoliation
If you’re faux tan fan, then you know exfoliating is a crucial step before application. Dead skin cells can build up on the surface of your skin, and this can cause your tanner to go on streaky. Not cute. For best results, you want to ensure a smooth and clean base before applying our tan drops — so please use a face scrub for a thorough cleanse first!
2. Add to your daily moisturiser for a gorgeous glow
If your body naturally gets a little darker from days outside during summer, sometimes your face can look a bit pasty by comparison. Especially if you’re doing the right thing and wearing a hat and sunscreen!
Thankfully, our drops are a super-easy way to get your face glowing too – without risking sun damage by ditching your daily SPF. Simply mix a few Sunny Honey Bronzing Face Drops into your day or night cream (or serum or primer) and apply daily for a natural, buildable glow that puts you in control.
3. Use to correct your skin tone
As well as enriching your colour, tan drops make your skin look so darn radiant, you’ll easily go without your daily application of foundation. They help to even skin tone with no streaks and help camouflage dark spots — simply mix a few drops into your fave daily moisturiser and you’re good to go!
4. Use as needed to prolong an all-over tan
Even if you’ve self-tanned all over (with our Sunny Honey Bali Bronzing Foam, natch ☺), tan drops are super handy for top ups. This is because frequent face washing and ingredients like AHAs cause a facial faux glow to fade faster than a bronzed bod.
Adding a few tan drops to your moisturiser every second day is a simple way to prolong your facial glow and even things back up. Feeling lazy? You can also boost your body lotion by popping in a few drops between tans. (But remember you need to use more than for the face, where 1-3 drops are plenty!)
5. Remember these key areas if you want an even glow
You know the saying in skincare circles that your face ends at your boobs? This goes for self-tanning as well. For things to look natural and even, make sure you’re applying your tan drops to your neck and décolletage as well as your face.
Like your face, these areas are characterised by fine, fragile skin that’s prone to early signs of ageing. So, boosting your skincare with our hydrating hyaluronic acid-enriched tan drops is a smart move!
6. Remove with toner
Feel like you added a few tan drops too many to your moisturiser? If you’ve just applied, a quick swipe of toner or micellar water will give you a clean slate! Double cleansing and using a liquid exfoliator will also help speed up the fading process if the tan has already developed. Just make sure you treat your skin kindly, and keep it well hydrated before starting over.
Check out more tan tips & tricks here!
Written By: Pip Jarvis
Edited By: Vidhya