Applying fake tan to your face is a serious art form.
Whether you’re a fake tanning pro or an absolute rookie, fake tanning your face can make your heart skip a beat. We all know there are a few golden rules for achieving a natural, flawless finish on our bod: exfoliate, shave, moisture, blend, blend and moisturise some more. But what’s the best process when we’re going north of our neck? It’s risky business when there’s no room to hide if there’s an accident. Firstly, remove the image you have of Paris Hilton circa 2000’s from your mind babe. Fake tanning has come a long way since those days. Secondly, achieving a bronzed complexion is much easier than you think. Here are some foolproof steps to make sure your face is nothing but glowing.
#1 It’s all in the preparation
Your tan can only turn out as well as the canvas it has to work on, so a clean surface is important. Use a gentle facial exfoliation to scrub away the surface of the skin before you apply your tone of bronze. Just like your bod, it’s all in the preparation. After exfoliating, apply a pearl drop of face moisturiser to keep your skin hydrated.
#2 Close your pores
It’s one of the most underrated fake tan hacks out there, but so important if you’re looking to achieve a 10/10 smooth glow. Have a cold shower or splash some cold water on your face using a wet towel. This will ensure your pores are closed and your formula will sit on top of your face, rather than in it. Just make sure you dry your face completely before applying your tan.
#3 Protect your brows
If you’re a blonde babe you may need a little bit of eyebrow protection. Before applying your face tan, gently wipe some moisturiser over your brows. This genius hack will ensure product isn't applied to the area and your eyebrows will stay their natural colour.
#4 Choose your product
While any fake tan product can tan your face, it’s worth investing in a specialised face tan to avoid any unwanted mishaps. The Bali Body Face Tan Water is a curated mix of skincare and fake tan, delivering a bronzed complexion worth dreaming about. It’s lightweight, hydrating and enriched with anti-aging, skin loving ingredients to purify and perfect your complexion while leaving you visibly glowing.
#5 Build your tan
Before we start applying, it’s important to ensure you’re in a well lit area and your face and hands are clean and dry. Grab your Face Tan Water and apply it directly onto a cotton pad then blend it around your face in quick circular. Just apply it like you would a toner, ensuring it hits your nose, chin, cheeks, forehead and hairline. Bring it down your neck and décolletage as much as you like and blend it in like you would your BB Cream, ensuring its applied all over.
#BBProTip: If you’re really nervous, slowly build your tan by diluting the formula with your moisturiser. Mixing the products will dilute the fake tan so your glow will be a subtle shade of bronze. This hack is perfect if you have pale skin.
#6 Wash hands & repeat
After you have finished blending in your Face Tan Water, ensure you wash your hands under warm soapy water immediately. We’re after a bronzed face only babe, coloured palms are a big no-deal. After 4 - 6 hours you will be able to visibly see your new golden bronze complexion. Did you just get back from Bali? Unfortunately not, but at least you look like it. Depending on your preferred tone of bronze, reapply the Face Tan Water every 2-3 days or as required. Just remember to start these steps from #1 at least once a week so your face gets a good cleanse and fresh base often.
Read all about why our Face Tan Water will transform your skin here and get glowing.