1. Exfoliate in advance
Give your skin a good scrub and shave, if you’d like. Dry patches can give you an uneven, splotchy fake tan.
2. Don’t apply right after shaving
Wait at least five to six hours after shaving before applying to prevent your pores from darkening more than the surrounding skin.
3. Protect your hands
Use gloves or our self tanning mitt to avoid orange palms. If you want to use your bare hands, put lotion on them before you start and wash them with soap immediately after rubbing in each section to avoid staining.
4. Apply in sections
Start with your legs and work your way up so you don’t crease or accidentally wipe off the product while you apply elsewhere.
5. Use a thin, even layer
Massage the product into your skin with circular motions to help prevent streaking and missed spots.
6. Go light on rougher areas
Heels, knees, and elbows are all susceptible to picking up extra tint, so consider going lighter here or rubbing in a little lotion first to moisturize and reduce absorption around those areas of dry skin.
7. Soak it in
We reccomend waiting 10 minutes before you get dressed and three hours before sweating.
8. Build color gradually
Reapply daily until you like the color. Once you have a base color you like, reapply the sunless tanner of your choice every 4-5 days to maintain it.