Self tanner has gotten somewhat of a bad rap during the past couple of years. Donald Trump’s orange glow and the streaky skin seen on MTV's Teen Moms certainly hasn’t helped. But like most things in life, it’s all about the quality. You’ll never get the flawless self tanning glow if you’re slathering on some random bronzing cream that's packed with parabens. That’s a given but what might surprise you is that your skin care regime places a vital role in your finished sunkissed look. Find out why you've been getting bad self tanning results and how sunless tanners infused with beauty care will make a huge difference for your year-round tan.
Your sunless tanner isn't infused with anti-aging ingredients
Poor quality skin is at higher risk of a streaky tan because of its texture. Fine lines, wrinkles, and large pores make your skin’s surface irregular which makes it difficult to cover the areas evenly with self tanner. You know how your knees and elbows always require a little extra TLC when applying self tanning spray? Well, it’s similar to that – only for your face. So, if you aren't using sunless tanner that improves your complexion, that could very well be why you're seeing streaks.
We decided to make a sunless tanner that gives you that glow along with the great skin care that'll make it look flawless.
In fact, all of our self tanning sprays and self tanning creams contain multiple antiaging active ingredients because we know how vital it is to your final look. We understand the importance of quality skin for a sunless tan, so it simply wouldn’t make sense to make basic self tanner that isn't up to our standards.
Your sunless tanner doesn't moisturize your skin
Similar to the complexion of your skin, your skin's hydration is vital to the final glow you receive from self tanners. Think of it like this – your skin can either be a prune or a plum. Apply lotion to both of these fruits and one of them is bound to have some serious streaks. You betcha! It’s the prune.
When your skin is dry, it shrivels up and dead cells begin to make your pores their new home; a streak free self tan is almost impossible under these circumstances.
So, we have infused our self tanners with the active ingredients that make a difference. Hyaluronic acid is key to optimal skin hydration, which is why our Winter Glow Body Moisturizer Bronzer is one of the most popular gradual tanners. But don’t worry. All of our self tanners have added ingredients for optimal skin hydration. So, you're free to shop and sunless tan with any of our products.
Your sunless tanner doesn't tighten or tone
When it comes to cellulite, your skin is like an orange peel under a microscope. There’s plenty of indentations that can be difficult to cover evenly with sunless tanner. As such, you’ve likely become obsessed with spray tans since they're great for optimal coverage. Unfortunately, this can get pretty expensive.
Our sunless tanner tightens, tones and firms the skin. It’s infused with multiple peptides for collagen rejuvenation and skin firming, along with antioxidants & many other ingredients that plump up your skin, and protect it from further harm. So, as you get that glow you desire, you’re also treating the area instead of simply covering it up.
To say Hampton’s Glow self tanners are just sunless tanners would be a huge understatement. They’re tanners that prevent, treat and tan your skin to give you the sunkissed bronze look and confidence you desire. It’s not about covering your skin but rather, it’s about taking care of your skin – and that’s how you get a flawless, streak free sunless tan.
Streaks and blotches are two words that should never be in your self tanning vocabulary. More importantly, they don’t have to be. With premium self tanning products from Hamptons Glow, you can get sunkissed skin that looks like you’ve recently returned from a place of palm trees, UV rays, and crystal clear water. So, put these tips into practice and people will never know your tan came from a self tanning bottle.
Always start with a good exfoliating scrub
Exfoliating is the number one rule to a streak free tan. Without it, you’ll be tanning dead skin cells that will eventually fall off, making your sunless tan appear speckled or patchy. So, take a nice hot shower, grab your best loofah and slowly exfoliate your skin with small, circular motions. If you can do this regularly, all the better. Just be sure to avoid an oil-based scrub, as it can leave a film on your skin.
Keep your skin moisturized
An excellent way to avoid streaks and blotches from your sunless tanner is to keep your skin rich and moisturized. The more hydrated your skin is, the less dry skin cells you’ll have to exfoliate. As a result, your chances of a less-than-flawless self tan is instantly lowered.
Just be sure to avoid moisturizing on the day you plan on self tanning, as it can disrupt the formula of your tanner. So, use a moisturizing self tanning lotion instead and infuse your skin with peptides while you get that desirable glow.
Let out the stream prior to applying self tanner
If you followed the number one rule to applying self tanner, your bathroom will be nice and steamy after your pre-tan shower. It’s crucial to let the heat and steam empty out prior to applying your sunless tan, as the moisture can cause you to sweat and your tan to streak.
With that said, you also want to make sure your body temperature has also had a chance to cool prior to applying your bronzed glow.
Practice makes perfect
While it may sound cliché, practice does make perfect. The better you get at applying your self tanning lotion, the better the self tan will appear. However, that doesn’t mean you’re subject to streaks and blotches if you’re a sunless beginner. Just take your time with application, pay attention to each area before moving onto the next and don’t rush. Before you know it, you’ll be a self-proclaimed self tanning expert.
Avoid getting dressed for at least 15 minutes
Every self tanner needs a sufficient amount of time to set into your skin which is why it’s recommended to apply self tanning lotions and sprays at night. However, even then, it’s important to take some time away from the fabrics. Whether it’s a shirt or your bed sheets, avoid them for 15 minutes to keep your sunkissed glow on you and not on your belongings.
Stay in for the night
If you can avoid leaving the house for six to eight hours, it’s definitely worth considering. The environment can jeopardize your tan as it interrupt the setting process. So, stay out of the hot weather and avoid activities that make you sweat for a couple of hours. Again, the best time to apply your new sunkissed look is at night; you’ll get plenty of time for the bronzing to set in.
Avoid cheap self tanners
The most important self tanning secret of all is to use high quality, premium self tanning lotions, creams or sprays. The lower the quality, the higher risk you have of looking like a zebra – or worse – an Oompa Loompa.
So, stick with Hamptons Glow for a flawless, sunless tan.
In an ideal world, we’d have a flawless, sunkissed glow all year round. There’s nothing better than having bronzed skin that reminds you of a tropical destination. The only down side is that having a natural tan year-round often comes with a huge price – and you pay with the health of your skin & possibly melanoma. While it’s no secret that sun damage is a predominant health concern many sun-chasers face, what may surprise you is that you can get the glow without the potential danger, sans the sun!
Here are the top five differences in self tanning products you need to know for an optimal glow.
Self tanning spray is often easiest for an instant glow
There’s no need to fear the self tanning streaks. A self tanning spray is the easiest way to get a sunless glow that evenly covers your skin with a bronzing glow. Our unscented formula is perfect for quickly and easily tanning your arms, legs and face, and can even be used on top of your makeup.
To ensure a flawless, natural sunkissd look, we’ve infused our self tanning spray with antioxidants to help smooth and strengthen your skin during the tanning process.
Cream self tanners that tone, tan and tighten
Gone are the days where self tanners only self tan. Grab a bottle of cream self tanner that’s infused with skin firming amino peptides and enjoy a product that tans, tones and tightens your skin. It’s more like a luxury beauty product that perfects your skin than it is a bottle of self tanner – and that’s one difference worth knowing about.
Gradual self tanning creams for subtle sunkissed skin
For the times when you need a gradual sunkissed look, as opposed to an instant skin bronzing, you need a gradual self tanner. These sunless options are designed to provide a subtle tan that gradually darkens as you continue to use it. The best part is that the luxurious formula won’t turn your skin orange no matter how many times you use it, which is often unheard of from other self tanners.
Sunless tanning lotions that improve your skin complexion
Sunkissed skin instantly improves the appearance of your skin but not all treat the skin and instead, they simply cover it up. To ensure optimal beauty and a premium self tan, stick with Hamptons Glow Daily Anti-Aging Body Moisturizer that’s designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines, cellulite and stretch marks. It’s beauty in a bottle – and one that gives you that desirable glow.
And don't worry, your self tanning doesn't have to turn into a viral faux pas sensation. You just have to stick with quality self tanning creams, lotions, and sprays designed for an optimal glow. Now that you know the different self tanning sprays and creamers available, you can find the one that’ll give you the sunkissed glow you desire.
Avoid the streaks and the potential health risks by visiting Hamptons Glow for a sunless tan.