How to create a natural looking tan with Lusso Tan

Posted 29th May 2018
How to create a natural looking tan with Lusso Tan

Say goodbye to tan disasters which are too dark, too patchy and obviously fake, and instead embrace the Lusso Tan way with a gorgeous glow inspired by a Mediterranean summer. Here are some tips on how to create a natural-looking tan with Lusso Tan for a flawless result every time.

A healthy glow can make you feel like a million dollars, but an orange, streaky tan will have the complete opposite effect – it’s definitely never a good look. When it comes to tanning, it’s always better to fake it than to risk sunburn, skin damage and worse by exposing your skin to harmful UV rays. But what can you do to create a natural looking tan using fake tan products? Here are a few tips on how to create a natural looking tan with Lusso Tan and look after your skin at the same time.

Choose your colour

A colour that works for you and your skin tone is crucial for creating a natural looking tan – you don’t want a dark shade on your naturally pale skin as this is a dead giveaway that your tan is not all it seems. Lusso Tan is available in three gorgeous and totally natural looking shades, so if in doubt, start with the lightest and decide from there if you want to go a bit darker.

Application technique is important

When applying your fake tan, you want to make it look as flawless as possible, so we would always recommend that you exfoliate beforehand, use a quality mitt to distribute the tan evenly and avoid getting any on your hands, and use upwards sweeping strokes for natural-looking coverage. The tell-tale trouble spots that always give you away are your feet, hands and elbows, so spend some time on these areas instead of rushing through. For an all-over natural looking tan, you’ll need help to do your back so ask a friend for help! If there are no willing friends available and you want to have a perfect all-over tan, why not request a Lusso spray tan from our salon?

Build it up

The key part of a naturally-acquired tan is that it builds up over time, so layering your colour over the space of a week until you get the desired shade is a much better plan than applying too much at once and hoping for it to fade. Buildable shades also let you correct any mistakes as you go, making the end result much more natural.

Don’t forget your face

Often when tanning, your body is the main priority, leaving your face suspiciously pale. Of course, we would always recommend a moisturiser which contains SPF to protect your face from the sun, but don’t be afraid to tan it too to create an all-over golden glow. Lusso Tan is filled with skin-nourishing vitamins and a non-greasy lotion, making it perfect for face and body application.

Finishing touches

Your natural-looking tan is almost complete! Once you’ve built up your desired shade and are ready to step out the door, why not brush on a little bit of our subtle shimmer powder to take your tan to the next level? This golden dust is rich in light-reflecting particles, so you’ll achieve a subtle glow on your cheekbones, collarbone, shoulders & shins, and create beautiful sun-kissed highlights on your skin.

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