Never tried tanning drops? Discover how simple sunless tanning can be with our beginner’s guide to how to use tanning drops for a streak-free tan.
What are tanning drops?
Tanning drops can be used to give skin a sun-kissed, bronze appearance. They come with a dropper and are mixed with moisturiser or body lotion before being applied to the skin.
The benefit of using tanning drops over traditional self tan products is that you are more in control of the depth of your tan and can choose how much tan serum you blend with your moisturiser.
Another benefit of using tanning drops is that they are a sunless tanning method. This means that unlike sunbathing or using sunbeds, you will not need to expose your skin to harmful UV light to develop a safe and long-lasting tan.
How do tanning drops work?
Our natural tanning drops contain two tanning actives which work in synergy with sugars naturally present in the skin to give skin a soft, subtle, bronze glow.
The tanning actives we use in our Liquid Gold Tanning Drops are:
DHA is natural tanning agent that’s derived from sugars. When it is applied to the skin it reacts with peptides in the outer layers of your skin, causing the skin to develop a tan-like shade of pigments.
Erythrose has a similar self-tanning effect to DHA but develops slower than DHA. It also lasts longer than DHA and ensures that Liquid Gold Tanning Drops develop a streak-free, long-lasting tan.
Our natural and organic tanning drops are pregnancy-safe and vegan-friendly. They are also unscented, making then suitable for those who are sensitive to artificial fragrances.
How to use tanning drops
Tanning drops offer a tailor-made approach to sunless tanning and are the easiest way to gradually add a sun-kissed glow to your skin in just 3 steps.
STEP 1: PREP YOUR SKIN FOR TANNING DROPS
If you want your skin to have a soft touch and an even tan it is a good idea to gently exfoliate the skin before you apply your self tan.
You can use any of our natural facial scrubs to prepare your skin to receive fake tan (we particularly like Fruit Scrub) and you can exfoliate your body with a body scrub or with an exfoliating glove, paying particular attention to elbows and knees.
STEP 2: MIXING YOUR TANNING DROPS
Liquid Gold Tanning Drops are unscented and designed to be blended with any face or body cream.
Generally, we advise mixing 1-5 drops of our Liquid Gold Tanning Drops with face creams and 6-8 drops when blending our tanning drops with a body lotion.
If you haven’t used self tanning products before and are unsure how intense you want your tan to be, you might want to start by blending just 1-2 tanning drops with your moisturiser until you feel confident enough to try a deeper shade of tan.
We blend our Liquid Gold Tanning Drops with Caramel, which gives a brown colouration to the drops so that you can see when it is evenly mixed with your moisturiser, making it easier to apply an even tan.
STEP 3: APPLY TANNING DROPS
This step is really easy, and you can’t go wrong! Simply smooth your blend of tanning drops and skin cream into the skin and let the skin absorb the blend. A soft, golden tan will then slowly develop over the following hours.
To avoid tanning the palms of your hands, use a tanning mitt and wash your hands thoroughly once you have applied your tan.
Regardless of how many drops you add, your tanning drops should be absorbed by the skin within 10 minutes. After this time you can apply clothing without the worry that your tan will stain any fabrics.
Other ways to tan the skin
If tanning drops aren’t for you, we offer lots of other ways to enhance your skin’s tan using natural tan activators.
Our recommended sunless facial tan for blemish-prone skin, this fast-acting natural tan blends DHA with prebiotics and antioxidant Green Tea to leave skin bronzed and balanced.
The fast-acting DHA self tan develops a streak-free tan in less than 3 hours and the 150ml bottle is ideal for tanning the torso and limbs.
SUN LOTION SPF15 WITH TAN ACCELERATOR
If you prefer to develop a tan from sun exposure, our SPF15 Edelweiss Sun Cream with Tan Accelerator will speed up the tanning process by almost 25% and reduce fading by nearly 50%. It can do this because it contains Inositol. Extracted from the fruits of the Carob tree, this stimulates the skin to produce Melanin whilst SPF15 sun filter shield shin from the harmful effects of the sun.
Would you like help choosing the best tanning product for your natural skin care routine? Or do you need a hand finding the best moisturiser for tanning drops? Our UK customer care team is happy to help and can be contacted on 01403 740350.
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