Follow our simple tips on how to apply self-tanner to your face and you’ll be a pro in no time at all. In just as little as ten minutes (yep, that’s how long it takes to self-tan your face), you’ll be ready to glow from head to toe!
Best way to self-tan your face: step-by-step
Pick your time wisely. For us, we choose to get down to business just before bedtime. Tanning? Before bed? Just trust us on this one – while it might sound counterintuitive, it’s the best time to self tan your face as the product can settle and develop evenly overnight. Sleep on it and glow by the morning.
reparation is key. Start by gently cleansing your face with cold water to keep your pores closed and remove any makeup. Trust us, this quick exercise will make a huge difference to your fake tan application. It’s an essential step to self-tanning your face as it prevents dead skin cells from building up on the surface of your face and causing your self-tan to streak – not a good look!
Pro tip: Ensure any hair removal has been completed 24 hours prior to your application. This includes plucking and waxing.
Now you’re ready to apply self tanner to your face. We have two options to choose from:
Good Night Face Bronzing Serum:
Level up your beauty sleep with Good Night Face Bronzing Serum and awaken to a more glowier you (even before your morning coffee...)
Good Night bronzing facial serum blends Vitamin C rich Australian native botanical ingredients such as Quandong fruit, Desert Lime and Wattleseed extracts along with superior antioxidant support to hydrate, plump, brighten and nourish your skin whilst our natural tanning active provides a natural looking glow effect overnight.
Apply your desired amount of drops of Good Night to your face, neck and décolletage. Allow the serum to absorb into the skin for one minute before applying your favourite night cream, or go it alone with Good Night and enjoy your beauty sleep.
Pro tip: The more drops you apply the deeper your result will be.
Illume Face Tanning Mist:
This gradual face tan will leave you with a glowing complexion after 1-3 applications. Simply spritz and glow with the convenient application method that doesn’t leave a stain on our hands (this is a game-changer). Hold the bottle about four inches away from your face and spritz down the centre first, and then on the sides of your face. Don’t forget to cover your entire face, including the front and back of your neck, your hairline and even your ears. For a slightly deeper tan, you can go over it again once more.
Pro tip: The more days you consecutively apply this product the deeper your result will be.
Remember to avoid skincare products that contain AHAs immediately after you’ve applied your face tan as they are a gentle exfoliant and will strip your tanning results.
Upon awakening, you can customise your look by adding blush and bronzer to develop more depth and dimension to your face. Use a makeup brush and gently contour your cheekbones, under your jawline and over the arches of your brow bones.
The final step in self tanning your face and creating a believable-looking tan is to get an all-over bronzed glow. Match your face to the rest of your body with our range of natural, organic, vegan friendly tanning products. l Our lightweight formulas, of mousses and lotions sink into the skin quickly to avoid stickiness. Remember to wait until your tan is completely dry before dressing.
Get your glow on with Luna Bronze
We’ve given you our best tips on how to achieve a glowing complexion, but there’s one piece of the formula that’s essential – the self tan itself. You just can’t have one without the other. That’s why it’s our aim to provide your skin with the best tanning products in the galaxy.
If you’re looking for a self-tan that is kinder to the skin, provides more moisture, and contains more gentle ingredients than your standard product then you’ve found it right here. Our collection of sunless tanning products nurture the skin – not irritate it. Think glycolic acid, certified organic aloe vera leaf juice and essential oils, to name a few. Formulated with skin-loving, natural and organic ingredients that hydrate the skin and prevent it from drying out - all while giving you a healthy glow, of course.
Now that you’ve mastered the art of self-tanning your face, you might feel confident in learning how to self tan your back.
Radiant and ready to go? Get your hands on our Good Night Face Bronzing Serum and Illume Face Tanning Mist and glow up!