August 20, 2020

Top Travel Tips for Faking It!

Fake tanning for your summer holiday is a great way to feel good without the need for sunbathing and risk becoming sunburnt. Here’s our best travel tips for applying and maintaining your fake tan.

Before you go

In the weeks leading up to your holiday, you want to keep that skin as hydrated as you can. Drink plenty of water, exfoliate and moisturise so that your skin stays nourished and smooth.

Before applying that fake tan, you want to give yourself the best canvas possible to work on. We recommend Dermasuri’s body mitt. The deep exfoliation treatment visibly removes any dead skin cells (and any old fake tan!) leaving your skin super smooth and clean. You can buy Dermasuri’s body mitt here

When applying your tan, make sure to go lightly over the drier areas of your body, for example, your ankles, elbows and knees. Also, use the excess product left on your mitt when tanning your hands and feet. This will ensure that your tan looks as natural as possible.

Whilst on holiday!

Hydration is key. Drink plenty of water, keep moisturising daily and apply after sun in the evenings. Xen-Tan is designed to be long lasting and is jam packed with nourishing ingredients. This means the tan will not go “scaly”, but it is still important to care for your skin and stay hydrated in hot weather. One must-have product for keeping your skin hydrated is our Fresh Prep Scrub. It gently exfoliates the skin whilst keeping your tan intact. Perfect for if your skin feels a little dry after a day out in the sun! You can grab yours here  

Remember: fake tan will not protect you from the sun!

You will still need to apply SPF and protect your skin. Try to avoid oil-based products as oil tends to lift fake tan off the skin.

Chlorine and sea salt can lift your tan also! Not everything will come off, depending on how long you spend in the pool or the sea. It’s likely to just fade the tan a little.    

If you want to use the pool and swim in the sea worry-free, we recommend just taking some fake tan with you and re-applying whenever you like.

If you want to go a little bit darker for those summer nights, take an instant tanner with you! We recommend our Flawless Logic. It bronzes your skin within seconds, vanishing any age spots or broken veins whilst leaving a subtle shimmer. Also, it sets in seconds meaning there’s no mess and no fuss involved! The small bottle is perfect for traveling and you can wash it off the next day. You can grab yours here