the skin edit.
We answered the 10 most asked questions about facial tanning
We recently asked our community to hit us up with everything they needed to know about face tanning with tanning drops. Here are the 10 questions that showed up the most – with answers – to help you get an even, streak-free, golden glow as deep or as light as you prefer!
WILL FACE TANNING DRY OUT MY SKIN?
Dry skin will become even more parched if you use a face tan that contains alcohol. Alcohol causes skin cells to break down faster, resulting in a tan that looks scaly and fake, not timeless and natural. Choose a tanning product that is alcohol-free and contains moisturising ingredients like hyaluronic acid.
SHOULD I DITCH MY MOISTURISER ON THE NIGHT THAT I APPLY TAN?
No. With Glow Drops self-tanning drops, your skin gets tanning benefits and hydration benefits all at once. You mix the drops with your regular moisturiser or night oil which means that your skin stays hydrated and supple with a tanning product that slots effortlessly into your daily routine.
HOW DO YOU STOP TAN GETTING INTO PORES?
Enlarged pores and dead skin cells lead to coagulated tan and clumps of colour. To prevent this, you need to refine the surface of the skin and reduce pore size. We recommend incorporating an acid toner into your basic routine to speed up cell turnover and give you the best possible base for tanning.
Choose a gentle, hydrating acid like lactic acid if you have sensitive skin and allow it to absorb into your skin after cleansing.
Get the lowdown on how to prep your skin properly for face tanning in this post.
I HAVE DARK SKIN. WILL TANNING DROPS WORK FOR ME?
Modern developments in formulation mean that good face tanning drops are now formulated to adjust with the individual’s skin tone. Darker complexions will achieve an even complexion and a deeper glow.
I’M SUPER PALE. WILL TANNING DROPS MAKE ME LOOK ORANGE?
Glow Drops won’t! You can adjust the amount you use to get a lighter or deeper tan as you prefer. They work with your natural complexion to deliver a natural sun-kissed glow.
CAN I APPLY MAKEUP AFTER TANNING?
Yes, you can apply makeup after tanning. Glow Drops will deliver a natural healthy glow and minimize imperfections so makeup will look better and you can use less of it.
HOW LONG DO TANNING DROPS TAKE TO DEVELOP?
You’ll notice a radiant, sun-kissed glow after about 4-6 hours. We recommend applying tanning drops at night so that you wake up with a tanned complexion and glowing skin.
WHEN WILL MY TAN FADE?
Your tan will fade gradually over about 3-5 days and you can top it up as you like!
HOW DO I INCORPORATE FACE TAN INTO MY DAILY ROUTINE?
The beauty of customisable self-tanning drops is that they slot straight into your regular routine. You don’t really have to think about it – just mix them with your regular moisturiser and you’re good to glow!
WILL MY FACE STILL TAN IN THE SUN IF I HAVE FAKE TAN ON?
Fake tan doesn’t protect your skin against UVA or UVB rays so your skin is still sensitive to the sun when you are wearing it. Wear your SPF as normal regardless of whether or not you’re wearing face tan.
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