Creating a flawless self tan can feel daunting! When you’re applying a do-it-yourself tanning mousse, there’s most definitely a learning curve that takes place. It may take you a few times to get your routine down to perfection, but with the right tips, tricks and practice, you’ll be able to maintain a self tanning routine that comes out incredibly natural every single time right from the comfort of your home! If you’ve struggled in the past with patchy color or oversaturation of hands and feet that look completely unnatural, we’ve got a guide for you! Below is our step by step routine to applying self tanner for a seamless application that always looks natural.
The first step in creating a quality self tan is by choosing a quality self tanning product! We recommend to always do your research and check ingredient labels on the tanning items that you choose. Using products that contain ingredients that nourish and hydrate the skin while tanning you will allow you to experience a more natural-looking, longer lasting result. That’s why our X-Tan customers have fallen in love with our Super Hydrating Self Tanning Mousse! Formulated with hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid and kakadu plum that help to produce collagen and elastin, you’re able to enjoy a beautiful bronze glow along with rejuvenated skin that looks and feels younger.
Apply mousse onto a self tanning mitt that allows for even, streak-free coverage. Believe it or not, the applicator used to apply self tanning mousse can make a big difference in the way the mousse develops on the skin. Everyone who uses self tanning mousse at home hopes to achieve a natural looking result that is free of streaks! Using a mitt such as the X-Tan Streak-Free Self Tanning Mitt which is made with a velour fabric that works to evenly distribute the product to the skin allows for flawless results with an application process that is easier and faster.
Work in Sections
In order to get the best application, you should work your routine around applying the mouse in circular motions with a tanning mitt to the body in sections. For example, apply tanning mousse to one area of the arm at a time, then to the chest and torso, do each leg separately and so on. This process will enable you to focus on one area of the body and ensure that it gets completely covered in product so that there are no spots being missed.
Hands, Feet and Face
The hands, feet and face can be the most difficult areas to apply self tanning mousse in order to achieve an even development of color that looks natural. This can be difficult even for a trained spray tan technician, so if someone is new to self tanning, there’s a definite learning curve to applying tanning mousse in these areas in a way that doesn’t scream, “fake tan!” The reason these areas can be more difficult to work with in comparison to other parts of the body is because the skin is different on the hands and feet and typically more dry. Dry skin is notorious for running the risk of pulling too much DHA and oversaturing, causing an unnatural or “orange” tint of color. In order to get the most flawless application and result on the hands, feet and face, we recommend to first apply lotion to the ankles and knuckles of the fingers and toes and then apply a small amount of mousse to these areas using a soft brush. This will allow you to achieve a more precise and even application. X-Tan’s Blending Brush is the perfect tool for this process. With its dual-headed design, you’re able to effortlessly create a streak-free application with the soft brush side and then continue to perfectly buff out the mousse with the sponge end for a blend that never disappoints.
Within minutes you’ll be able to get freshly glowing skin right from home with a routine that always makes self tanning quick and effortless. Not to mention, as a spray tan biz babe, you have the opportunity to offer your clients the most premium sunless tanning products right from X-Tan. Our Super Hydrating Self Tanning Mousse, combined with our streak free mitt and blending brush is the self tan trio your customers are sure to be obsessed with. Shop our wholesale items & start offering this at-home trio to your clients now!