Achieving that perfect tan from home

 Looking for the perfect tan from home? We have all the insider secrets! A fake tan is the only safe tan. At Mediskin we provide a fully customisable spray tanning experience with the latest and safest equipment available. Our spray tans start from €40. However, sometimes you may not be able to make it into the clinic or just prefer a DIY perfect tan from home.

Top Tips for the Perfect Tan from Home

  • Exfoliate. It is extremely important to exfoliate your skin well prior to your tan. We recommend starting at least a week before, and a daily exfoliant can be in the form of a gritty scrub, such as the Apple & Cranberry body scrub from Lycon, available at MEDISKIN for €8/€19.95 depending on size. You could also use exfoliating mitts daily while in the shower.
  • Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise! Keeping your skin well hydrated and supple will not only create a perfect base for tan application, but also help your tan last longer. Just like exfoliation, start moisturising your skin every day for at least a week before. Do not wear any moisturiser on your skin while you are applying your tan as it will act as a barrier.
  • All hair removal should be done at least 24 hours before your tan. This prevents the little brown spots that sometimes appear, and reduces the risk of infection as the hair follicles will no longer be open after waxing.
  • Remove any deodorant, perfume, moisturiser and any jewellery before tanning, as these will act as a barrier and prevent your skin from achieving a perfect smooth finish.
  • Use gloves or a tanning mitt to apply the tan. If you have to use your hands, make sure you wash your palms thoroughly after application.
  • Use a tissue to buff the tan into the skin at the wrist and ankles. Any areas of dry skin can be gently buffed too. This ensures a blended finish.
  • To make your tan last for as long as possible, keep it very well hydrated. Moisturising your skin daily will not only extend it, but also help it to fade evenly. Our favourite tan extending moisturiser is the Show Stopper from Norvell. A daily moisturiser with a hint of gradual colour, Perfect for topping up your tan and keeping it looking perfect for longer.
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