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5 Tips and Tricks for Using Sublime Bronze™ Self-Tanners

Sun Care & Self-Tanning

5 Tips and Tricks for Using Sublime Bronze™ Self-Tanners 5 Tips and Tricks for Using Sublime Bronze™ Self-Tanners 5 Tips and Tricks for Using Sublime Bronze™ Self-Tanners

As the weather seems to only get colder and colder, it could be the perfect time to turn to self-tanner. You may think of glow-getting products as being ideal only for summer situations, but that’s not actually the case. Fall and winter offer just as many opportunities to spread on a self-tanner and fake beautifully bronzed skin. And, if you’re going to continue coating your skin in self-tanner all-year round, it’s a good idea to brush up on your application skills. That’s why we’re spilling our top tips and tricks for using the L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze™ line no matter the weather outside.

Self-Tanning Tip #1: Always Exfoliate First

While you may feel like you were born-ready to be bronzed, it’s a good idea to do some prep work first. Before you break out your L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze™ self-tanner of choice, it’s time to exfoliate. Applying self-tanner directly to skin without exfoliating beforehand can lead to patchy application. For your face, use a scrub, like the L’Oréal Paris Go 360 ° Deep Exfoliating Scrub, to help slough dead skin cells from the surface of your skin. For your body, follow our tips for dry brushing, a popular exfoliating technique.

Self-Tanning Tip #2: Reach for Serum in a Rush

Being in a rush is nothing new to most of us, but trying to tan while you’re crunched for time might be. Want to fake a tan before a night out but weren’t able to do so the day before? Try the L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze™ Self-Tanning Serum, which has a quick-dry, streak-free formula.

Self-Tanning Tip #3: Hit Hard-to-Reach Spots with Mist

There’s something to be said for having a friend on hand to help you self-tan everywhere—even the center of your back—but unfortunately, there aren’t always tanning companions available on demand. To reach those tricky spots when you’re solo, it’s all about picking the right product. The L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze™ ProPerfect Salon Airbrush Mist Deep Natural Tan has a wide-angle applicator that is perfect for getting every single spot. If you’re still wondering what to do for the back of your hands, here’s the answer. Place a small amount of product on a disposable makeup sponge and gently dab onto the back of your hands.

Self-Tanning Tip #4: Tan While You Travel with Towelettes

It seems safe to say that vacations, no matter the time of year, are among the most popular occasions to fake a flawless tan. Prior to packing up your suitcase and heading for the plane, train, or automobile, you apply your favorite tanning product to ensure you’re looking your best (a.k.a. most bronzed) throughout your trip. Of course, one application is rarely enough. Throughout your vacay, you may want to touch up your tan. Rather than lugging around bronzing lotions or creams, stock your suitcase with self-tanning towelettes. You can’t get more convenient than the single-use, individually-wrapped L’Oréal Paris Sublime Bronze™ Self-Tanning Towelettes.

Self-Tanning Tip #5: Steer Clear of Self-Tanner Streaks

The last thing anyone who’s a fan of fake tanning wants is to end up with streaky color. It can seem almost unavoidable, but these helpful tips can make a difference.

1. Remove all jewelry. This should be a no-brainer! Obviously, you don’t want those precious jewels to end up tinted with self-tanner, plus, having any objects in the way can make for an uneven tan.

2. Apply an oil-free moisturizer. After you exfoliate, smooth an oil-free moisturizer onto dry areas. A moisturizing cream can make all the difference in whether or not your self-tanner applies to your dry skin well.

3. Be careful around your ankles, knees, and elbows. Apply Sublime Bronze™ products, like this self-tanning lotion, sparingly to feet, knees, and elbows, which tend to absorb more color than other areas.

With these tips and tricks in your back pocket, you’ll no doubt be itching to get your tan on. While we support switching up your shade any day, any time of year, we have a few helpful hints on the very best moments to use Sublime Bronze™ in our article, The Best Times to Use Self-Tanner.