3 Top Tips for Fake Tanning Your Face

3 Top Tips for Fake Tanning Your Face

3 Top Tips for Fake Tanning Your Face | uGlow Tanning Water

If you are fond of fake tan, which we are, you may run into issues when fake tanning your face. It can be a tricky part of the body to tan but if you skip it then your face will be a different colour to your body!  

A well applied facial tan can give you a foundation-like glow from the moment you wake up, no more need for makeup every morning so enjoy that extra 10 minutes in bed! 

Often when people are unable to tan their face well, it is usually due to a lack of knowledge about HOW to tan their face. A beautifully glowy face is the cherry on top of your entire fake tan, don’t you agree? 

Here at uGlow, we want to ensure everyone knows how to apply our clear tanning water properly so we have 3 top tips for fake tanning your face including information about preparation and more! 

1. Preparation 

Yes, preparing your face for fake tan is just as important as preparing your body.  

If you have a favourite routine that works for your skin then continue this onto your face, if not then we would recommend exfoliating your face the day before application to get rid of any pesky dead skin cells. You should then moisturise your skin to ensure your skin doesn’t feel dry. 

Oil can prevent fake tan from developing properly, so you should avoid using any oil-based skincare products 24 hours before you intend to tan. 

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On the day of tanning, you should cleanse your skin to get rid of any dirt or oil as well as any makeup residue. A quick splash of cold water afterwards can close your pores and tighten your skin for the perfect base! 

2. Application 

If you have age spots or areas of high pigmentation on your face, you may wish to apply a dab of moisturiser on them. This will prevent these areas from looking darker than the rest of your face once the tan is applied. 

To ensure a perfect application of uGlow Tanning Water, we would recommend using our brush for your face.  Lightly mist uGlow tanning water onto your face and neck then gently blend with the brush on the face taking special care on the delicate areas like around the eyes, into the hairline and around the ears.  

You only need to apply a small amount of tanning water to your face! It is easier to add more after than try to take it away if you turn out too dark. 

Once you have applied your spray tan you can use your brush to sculpt your cheekbones using the tanning water. After your initial face tan application, spritz another spray of the tanning water onto your tanning brush, and sweep up cheekbones and into the hairline to achieve a lifted and sculpted look. 

3. Removal 

As you may expect, your skin on your face replenishes more quickly than the rest of the body which means you should expect your facial tan to fade quicker. This inevitably means that your body and facial tans will no long match up at some point.  

When this occurs, you should remove your facial tan and reapply the fake tan. 

Our favourite way to remove any lasting tan is to simply exfoliate! Use an exfoliant and an exfoliating sponge or mitt for optimum effect! Be careful not to make your skin red and raw, that’s not a good look on anyone. 

If you want to go homemade then you can even make your own sugar scrub to use for your face and your body, perfect for removing tan and prepping for your next one, check out the instructions below. 

All you need to do to create a simple sugar scrub is mix granulated sugar with a couple of drops of water (or coconut oil for a moisturising scrub) to create a paste. This paste can be used on its own or you can add your essential oil of choice, we recommend lavender, to increase that pampering feeling! 

Hopefully these top tips will make your fake tanning your face go smoothly and ensure your tan stays in tip top shape all year round. 

Try uGlow Clear Tanning Water

We have our own tanning water for you to try. It has many benefits including a minimal odour, clear application and it is dry to the touch in just 60 seconds! 

Our tanning water comes in TWO sizes and we even have tanning water for men! Don’t forget to check out our tanning mitt and brush too to make your tanning experience 100% easier. 

What Is Fake Tan For Men?

What Is Fake Tan For Men?

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For some men, fake tanning is like second nature! However for others, even talking about fake tan for men can feel taboo. I’m sure which ever side you fall on, you can agree that you never want to lose that summer glow! 

In fact, look at the male celebrities who are considered the best looking guys in the world…Brad Pitt, David Beckham, George Clooney. What do they all have in common? They’re all tanned. 

Did you know that in 2016, almost three in 10 (27%) men aged 16-24 used self-tan? It’s more popular than you think. 

Now unless you have been living under a rock, you will know that spending hours in a tanning bed or under the blaring sun is a sure-fire way to damage your skin. This leaves you with other options such as spray tanning and self-tanning 

Self-tanning is often the preferred way to tan by men for a few reasons. It is private, it is done from the comfort of your own home and does not require assistance from another person (unless you enlist a friend to help get those hard to reach spots on your back!) 

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Why do some men avoid fake tanning? 

Why do some men turn a lovely tomato shade of red when fake tan for men is mentioned? For many it can come from ‘tan disasters’ on tv…we all know how Ross ended up on Friends! Or maybe you had an ex-girlfriend who opted for a stunning shade of orange? 

If these are your fears, then let me tell you the real truth… 

These tango disasters are not in your future! Fake tanning does not have to be dark or in your face, it is complete personal preference. Even a subtle bronze glow can enhance your look and define your muscles which makes it especially popular with men that work out. 

If you are putting all that time into building muscles and tone then why not put in that extra time to maximise the results? 

How is fake tan for men different? 

uGlow Tan for Men is a hydrating self-tan with Hyaluronic Acid for flawless golden skin with no stickiness, no smell and simple application leaving your skin naturally glowing. 

All you need to do is spritz it on and gently massage it in, preferably with our recommended mitt and brush, and then your tan will be dry to the touch in 60 seconds meaning you are good to go about your day! 

Our fake tan for men has been specifically formulated to have minimal odour and is specially formulated to work with each individual skin tone allowing your result to be completely individual to you. 

It also utilises clear water technology to give you a unique glow and has a clear application! Yes, that’s right, no more stains on your bedsheets and clothes! 

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Top Tips for Fake Tanning 

If this is your first time fake tanning, it can seem daunting so here are a few top tips to help it go smoothly. 

  • Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise! Our skin renews its top layer and if you want your tan to last as long as possible then you want to keep your skin moisturised at all times. 
  • If you shave any area of your body, including your beard, then you should shave at least 12 hours before you apply your tan to ensure your tan has the perfect base to stick to. 
  • Exfoliate! Exfoliating any dry areas on your body is a vital step in the fake tanning process to keep your skin smooth, avoid patchiness and increase your tans longevity. 

If you’re a first time tanner, we will always recommend for you to carry out a patch test on a small area of skin 24 hours prior to tanning. Choose somewhere easily coverable if you do not want it visible to the public.  

Whether you are a newbie, making a switch for the benefit of your skin, or a pro in the fake tan scene, our uGlow Tan for Men will revolutionise the way you tan! Check it out here. 

Our fake tanning mitt and brush are god-sends for people starting out their tanning journey too, nothing makes a tan better than a quality application! 

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