As I’ve said in my previous posts, when I first started using self tanners I was far from good at applying them on my body but my technique became better as I learned more and more. In this post I want to share with you some tips on how to apply self tanning lotion to your stomach and lower back areas.


read more

I don’t know about you, but I didn’t naturally start off as a self tanning pro. Whether it was finishing without the streaking, uneven patches, or an orange glow, it took me quite a few times to get it down right. Self tanning my body and face took lot faster to get down, but tanning the hands is where it got tricky.


read more

Applying sunless tanning lotion to your legs and feet can be tricky and needs to be done correctly. The legs are often the most revealed part of the body by most women so this is also another reason why we want to to get them looking as beautiful and glowing as possible!


read more

This post will show you how to apply self tan lotion to your upper body, arms and shoulders. When you spend your hard-earned cash on a self tanning cream or lotion you want to be able to get the maximum benefit from it. The best way to do that is to apply it correctly and with minimum stress or fuss.


read more

One of the trickier areas of your body when applying self tanning products is your face.

This is because depending on your complexion and hair color, you may not want the effects of the self tanning product on some areas of the face. For instance if you have very fair facial features and hair then you will not want your eyebrows and hairline to become dark as a result of the tanning lotion.
Luckily, there are some neat little tricks you can use to make your life easy when applying self tanners to your face.


read more

In this article I want to summarize the most common misconceptions people have about spray tans. A lot of these myths also apply to self tanning lotions.

Most of these fake tan myths originated from the early days of tanning products when the technology was still new. Today we have sunless tanning products which not only work well and are relatively cheap but they look so natural on your skin that people won’t be able to tell that you have a fake tan.


read more

Are you looking to get a spray tan sometime soon? Did you know that there are several types of spray tans available?

Some people may not be aware that a “spray tan” can mean one of numerous different options available to you when you are looking for a fake tan of this variety. Each spray tan method has its own merits and downsides and in this post I discuss the various spray tan techniques so you can decide what is best for you.


read more

Prolonging and caring for your spray tan involves some basic steps that you need to unconditionally follow if you want to achieve a beautiful-looking and longer lasting spray tan. In this post I want to summarize some important tips which will help you to get the most out of your spray tan and to achieve the best possible color tone, but most importantly save yourself some money.


read more

Vitiligo is a disorder of the skin that causes a loss of pigmentation in parts of the skin. It occurs when melanocytes, the cells responsible for skin pigmentation, die or are unable to function. The cause of vitiligo is unknown and about 1 to 2 percent of the world’s population are believed to have it.
Vitiligo is not painful, itchy or harmful to the person who has it and it is not contagious. Some people feel less comfortable about their vitiligo than others, especially if it is very visible, whilst others have accepted it and have no problems with it.
For those seeking a way to cover up or camouflage their condition then one effective option is to use sunless tanning products to hide or camouflage vitiligo.


read more

Some of you reading this who have used self-tanning or sunless lotions may be aware that some of these products have a rather unpleasant smell. The bad smell can vary from a faint mushroomy scent to stronger more putrid smell. I’ve heard accounts of people describing some of the more smellier lotions as being like “the smell of death” or something between rotting flesh and cat wee.

So why do a lot of self-tanning lotions smell bad?


read more

If you’re in a situation where you need to remove your spray tan or fake tan for whatever the reason, then keep reading. Luckily removing spray tan and fake tan is a lot easier than removing a tattoo :)

There is no definitive answer to this problem and what works for some may not be as effective for others – despite what you may read on the web! However, the fact is that at least one or a combination of the following tips will help you to remove an unwanted spray tan.


read more

You have probably noticed that when bodybuilders go to competition, their tans are outrageously dark. The reason why all bodybuilding competitors get such dark tans is because the muscle definition is more pronounced under the bright lights of the stage during the judging process. The difference between winning or losing a competition can sometimes boil down to the quality of the tan which governs how well the individual muscle separation appears to the judges.

So as a spray tan professional, this is one time you need to break the rules regarding the skin type and darkness of the tan solution when applying spray tan for bodybuilders. Yep, for bodybuilders the darker the spray tan the better – usually no matter what their skin type.


read more

Human skin color is primarily due to the presence of melanin in the skin. Skin color ranges from almost black to white with a pinkish tinge due to blood vessels underneath. Variation in natural skin color is mainly due to genetics, although the evolutionary causes are not completely certain.

The natural skin color can be darkened as a result of tanning due to exposure to sunlight. The reason why the skin may get darker after being exposed to sunlight is because of the body produces more melanin in order to protect against the UV radiation. However due to the harmful effects of prolonged UV radiation, it is not recommended that you seek to get a tan in this manner. (see my article about how UV radiation affects skin here)


read more

For what they are, self tanning lotions or sometimes known as sunless tanners, can be a much cheaper alternative to the professional spray tan.

Self tanning lotions in general come in a huge variety and not all work as you’d expect even though the claims on the packaging can promise so much. In this post I want to outline some of the types of tanning lotions and also mention the pros and cons.


read more