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When it comes to self tanning, we're all about that flawless natural glow. But what looks natural on you might not look natural on your best friend - probably because you've got different skin tones.


For something with a little more impact, go for a developing self tanning product. These work wonderfully for those with lighter skin shades, as they can be washed off whenever you think the colour has developed enough. We recommend picking out a Self Tan in a Light/ Medium shade to suit pale or light skin tones.

For your face we recommend a few of our  Pure Self Tanning Drops mixed with your favourite face moisturiser. These drops are buildable so they're perfect to customise to your skin shade. The Pure Face Range is also Non-comedogenic so it won’t clog your pores and has added Hyaluronic Acid for hydration, Vitamin C for radiance and Vitamin E for repair.

Tanning tip: Because self tan mistakes are likely to show up more on paler skin, try using a self tanner with a guide colour like our Self Tanning Foam. This means you can easily see where you've applied product and fix any little mishaps for a flawlessly even tan.


Medium or olive skin

Those with medium skin can push the boat out with darker shades of tan. Go for a Self Tanning Lotion, Foam or Mist in Dark to deepen your natural complexion and give your skin a warm glow.

If your skin runs on the dryer side you might want to go for our aloe vera enriched Self Tanning Lotion in Dark or our Pure Self Tanning Foaming Water in Dark with skin-loving Hyaluronic Acid for hydration, Vitamin C for radiance and Vitamin E for repair.

Medium skin tones would also suit an oil-based formula, like our Liquid Gold Self Tanning Dry Oil, to bring out the natural radiance of your skin. Liquid Gold develops over 2-3 hours for a natural-looking golden glow with no wash-off required.


Dark skin

Even if you're born with naturally bronzed skin, you can still get your glow on. If you love the look of a deep, dark tan, go for our Self Tanning Foam in Ultra Dark. Crack out your Tanning Mitt and smooth all over the skin for a natural-looking tan that will suit your skin tone.

If you'd like to enhance your skin's natural shade, pick up a self tanner like our GLO Shimmer One Day Tan. Perfect for taking you from day to night, it's packed with light-reflecting particles to give your skin a brightening bronze boost for a show-stopping luminous look.


An endless summer glow

You don't need to spend a week in the sun to get a flawless tan! Self tan is a quicker, and safer, way to look like you've just returned from an exotic summer holiday. And, now you have an idea of which self tan shade would suit your skin tone, you can really get glowing!

Of course, there's no real best self tan for fair skin, medium skin or dark skin, it's up to you to decide what makes you feel your best. And if you're not sure where to start with self tanning,check out our Guide to Self Tanning for Beginners.

Once you've found the perfect Bondi Sands self tan for you, let us know! Use the hashtag #bondisands on all your Instagram posts to share the love!

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