There is a lot of emphasis on fake tanning your body but not so much on getting a flawless fake tan on your face. However, this is usually the first thing people notice when they look at you. It can seem daunting to apply fake tan to your face for that exact reason, but the last thing you want is a pale face that doesn’t match the rest of your beautiful bronze body.
There can also be some concern about using self-tanner bought on the high street due to ingredients used by these high street brands, including parabens and other nasty chemicals. But with Nouvatan, you don’t need to worry – all our self-tanning products are vegan-friendly, natural and organic, and paraben-free! Bursting with Vitamins A, B5 & E and containing a delicate Coconut aroma, our tanning products are completely safe for your face.
Following our tips will transform your self-tanning routine and help you achieve a flawless fake tan on your face.
Prepare your skin
You should never apply Self Tan to a face that is suffering from dry skin – your results will be very uneven and patchy due to the product becoming concentrated on the dry skin patches. So always ensure your skin is smooth and hydrated before applying self-tan. A weekly exfoliation and moisturisation regime is the best way to achieve this.
Protect the parts you don’t want to tan
You don’t want to get the self-tan on your eyebrows or lips, which could cause unwanted staining. Use a beauty balm or petroleum jelly to create a protective layer upon these areas.
Slow and steady wins the race
We highly recommend using a gradual self tan product on the face, such as our Nouvaglow Gradual Tan Moisturiser. It will allow you to slowly build coverage, giving you enough time between applications to see the results and proceed to the depth of tan you are aiming for.
Top Tip: Add our Face Tanning Drops Serum to your preferred daily moisturiser. Our serum contains the skincare superhero Hyaluronic Acid and is infused with nourishing Aloe Vera, giving your skin the additional benefits of these two beauty boosters. Our clear, water-based serum gives you ultimate control over your tan when mixed with your moisturiser.
Simply add a few drops, mix and apply – and voilà! Your sunkissed glow will develop in a matter of hours. Start by adding just 2 or 3 drops to achieve a natural-looking sunkissed glow. If you are aiming for a darker tan, that ad up to 5 or 6 drops to your moisturiser, which will deliver your perfect colour. A little goes a long way.
Remember, the slower you work, the more control you have over the tan you’ll achieve. You can always reapply and build a deeper tan.
Preserve your golden glow
Preserving your facial tan requires much more work than on the rest of the body because it fades much faster. We tend to clean our faces more often than the rest of our bodies, using a variety of cleansers, toners, exfoliants and other specialised products.
To make your tan last longer, try applying a combination of ¼ self-tanner and ¾ your favourite daily moisturiser every few days. This technique will give you a gentle golden glow that can be maintained even whilst cleansing and exfoliating.
If you follow these top tips on how to fake tan your face, you will see just how easy the process can be.
Our final beauty tip for getting flawless glowing skin is to apply a good quality sunscreen every morning. Since your tan is fake, there is no need to expose your skin to the sun’s harmful and ageing UVA and UVB rays. Let’s avoid those wrinkles and premature signs of ageing for as long as possible. Sunless tanning with Nouvatan is your path to glowing and youthful-looking skin.