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The countdown has started! Lockdown is slowly coming to an end, and we can’t wait! To help you get ready for the big event, we’ve put together our top tanning tips for prep, application and maintaining your tan.

So whether you’re heading out for a girly brunch, going on a big night out or just happy to see friends and family again, follow our guide to help you look and feel your best post lockdown self.

 

It’s All About The Prep

To achieve the ultimate bronzed glow preparation is key. Start your all-important skin prep the day before you’re planning to tan for the best results.

One of the best ways to achieve a streak free, even tan is to get rid of any dry or flaky skin. Whilst you’re in the shower or bath, use a body scrub or exfoliating mitt to gently buff away any dull, dead skin cells. Now is also the perfect time to shave as this will create a smooth base for a flawless self tan application.

Once you’re out of the shower, the next step in your post lockdown tanning routine is to moisturise. Apply a layer of moisturiser all over your body, making sure you apply a little extra to dryer areas such as your hands, knees and elbows. This will minimise the tan clinging to any dry patches.

 

It’s Time To Tan!

Fast forward 24 hours and you’re ready to start tanning! Choose your favourite Bondi Sands self tanner and apply a small amount to your Application Mitt. Smooth over your body using long sweeping motions. For a longer lasting, darker tan reapply after 30 minutes.

For those looking for an extra dose of hydration, we recommend using our Self Tan Lotions. Super hydrating and formulated with aloe vera, our Self Tan Lotions will leave your skin feeling silky smooth and glowing.

If you’ve left your tanning routine to the last minute, don’t panic! Our Aero One Hour Express Self Tan will give you a gorgeous glow in just 1 hour.

 

Don’t Forget To Tan Your Face!

All of our self tans can be used on the face, but if you have sensitive skin we recommend using the products in our Pure Self Tanning Range. Pop the Pure Self Tanning Sleep Mask on overnight and wake up with hydrated, glowing skin. Or mix some of the Pure Self Tanning Drops in with your moisturiser for a flawless glow.

If you need some extra tips on tanning your face, check out our handy guide on How to Self Tan Your Face, where we reveal all of our expert advice.

 

Maintaining your tan

To keep your skin bronzed for as long as possible make sure you moisturise daily. Our Moisturising Lotions are perfect for this as they are ultra hydrating and have been specially formulated to be self tan friendly.

If you notice your tan fading slightly, pop on some of our Everyday Gradual Tanning Milk to help maintain your tan. Or, apply some of our Liquid Gold for a quick tan boost!

 

Happy Tanning!

Whatever your post lockdown plans are, we hope you have an amazing time! Don’t forget to tag us @bondisands on Instagram and Tiktok and use #bondisands to show us how much you love your Australian tan!

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