The Rose & Caramel Tanning Guide

At Rose & Caramel We Offer A Full Range For Your Tanning Routine From Start To Finish

PREP & HYDRATE:

Achieving an all over flawless look with self tan is all about the preparation. Prepped skin equals guaranteed flawless results, every time – and just like an artist needs a blank canvas to create a masterpiece, the best results for self tanning start with the clearest of skin.

  • Body hair is not your friend It’s super important to shave or wax 24 hours prior to tanning – giving the skin chance to recover from any abrasion and ensuring you have an ultra smooth surface for when it comes to applying
  • Don’t even think about tanning on top of old tan Your skin should be completely free from self tan and removing your old tan first is vital – our tan remover range Purity includes the world’s first tan removing bubble bath and shower gel, or foam. make sure you use an exfoliating mitt and within minutes your skin will be fresh and completely tan free
  • No make up, deodorant or perfume/aftershave – Keeping your skin completely product free prior to applying self tan is essential as anything extra on the skin can affect the tans formula and how it develops
  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! – Hydrated skin is happy skin, which is why it’s also super important to ensure the skin is moisturised – our Prep & Protect Hydration Mist ensures all over even results (pay extra special attention to dry areas such as the hands, feet, knees and elbows)

TIME TO APPLY: 

  • Circular motions – Using a deluxe tanning mitt, pump on a generous amount of your chosen tanning mousse and sweep across the body in circular motions ensuring all areas are covered evenly 
  • Mitt magic – When it comes to an even tan, the dry side of the mitt is paramount – take extra special care around hands, feet, wrists and knuckles, buffing them thoroughly with the dry side of your mitt
  • Darker shades – For a darker tan, apply a second layer following the same application method, once your first lay in touch dry
  • Duo tanning Take your tan to the next level with duo tanning. This extra layer of a clear, aerosol tan helps to seal in the colour, deepen your tans development and give an all over airbrush effect – lightly mist the aerosol over your tan, ensuring you elevate arms and legs to avoid overspray landing on them and mist over hands and feet lightly and from a distance, slightly clawing your fingers
  • Our award winning Nudity mist is ideal for duo tanning, it gives all skin tones a healthy glow, doesn’t block pores and is also perfect for facial tanning.

AFTERCARE:

  • Dry to touch – When you’ve finished applying your products to the skin, check that it is dry to touch before wearing loose fitting clothing while your tan settles into the skin – avoiding any tight fitting footwear and do NOT get your skin wet
  • Development – Allow the tan to develop for a minimum of 8 hours, or overnight – then wash off with a light rinse in the shower, patting yourself dry with a towel (no rubbing!)
  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate – Make sure that you keep your skin hydrated for a longer lasting tan – this will help boost your tans appearance on the skin
  • Top up – For people who are active and those who’s skin types struggle to hold tan for long periods of time, topping up with a clear aerosol or tanning water is the perfect way to boost colour in-between applications
  • Rise and repeat – When your tan is ready to come off ensure you use an exfoliating glove and tan remover (our bubble bath, shower gel or foam are perfect for this) to completely get rid of the old tan from your skin, ready for your next application – repeat the process again as above to achieve a flawless airbrushed result, every time