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How To Get A Dark Tan

How To Get A Dark Tan

Looking to achieve a dark yet natural-looking bronze? Then our St.Tropez Dark Tan Range is for you! While our Dark Tan Mousse and Mist create the perfect deep glow, our Extra Dark Tanning Mousse offers an intensely dark shade, equivalent to 2-weeks spent in the sun. Keep reading to discover how to get a dark tan using these 3 tanning must-haves. 

how to get a dark tan

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About our dark self tanners

The St.Tropez Dark Tan range includes 3 lightweight and hydrating formulas that tailor to your individual skin tone. Choose from the:   

  • St.Tropez Dark MousseOur most iconic dark tanner, this mousse develops into a natural-looking deep bronze in as little as 4 hours. If you’re looking for an olive-toned finish, this is the one for you!  
  • St.Tropez Dark MistOffering the same results as our iconic mousse but in a lightweight mist formula, this dark self tanner creates a natural-looking, streak-free tan in under 8 hours. It also effortlessly covers hard-to-reach areas. 
  • St.Tropez Extra Dark Self TannerLooking for an even deeper and darker tan? This self tanner provides 2 depths of tan in 1, creating aultra-dark bronze worthy of 2 weeks spent in Bora Bora.   

How to get a dark tan

Exfoliate 24 hours before tanning

The key to a streak-free tan is clean, smooth skin. That’s why you should always exfoliate 24 hours prior to tanning to remove any roughdry patches that could absorb excess tan and create an uneven finish.  

To achieve your smooth canvas, gently buff our Body Exfoliator onto your skin, focusing on dry areas, like the heels, ankles, elbows and knees. Its specially-designed tan enhancing formula perfectly prepares the skin, allowing the self tanner to glide on smoothly, last longer and look flawless.

Moisturize dry skin

Just before applying your dark tannermassage an oil-free moisturizer onto the dryer areas of your body (think feet, ankles, hands, elbows and kneesto hydrate and prime the skin.

Apply your dark tanner

Ready for your deep, dark glow? Apply and blend your chosen St Tropez dark tanner: 

  • How to apply tanning mousse: If you chose the St.Tropez Dark or Extra Dark Mousse, pump your self tanner onto a tanning mitt, then sweep over the skin using circular motions to achieve an even-looking and streaky-free finish.  
  • How to apply tanning mist: If you opted for the St. Tropez Dark Tanning Mist, spritz onto the body, then blend with the tanning mitt to achieve a deep, natural bronze.  

Rinse off after 4 hours for our iconic dark tan or 8 hours for a post-vacation glow.  

How to maintain your dark tan

To keep flaunting your gorgeous Bora Bora-worthy glow, you should: 

  • Moisturize every day with our Tan Enhancing Moisturizer. Its hydrating formula not only reduces tan break-up and improves fade, but leaves skin velvety soft and smooth too.  
  • Exfoliate every 3 days with our Tan Enhancing Body Polish. It helps to slough away dead skin cells, ensuring an even-looking fade.   

Follow the 3 steps above and you’ll be flaunting a gorgeous dark tan in no time! Explore our full range of dark tanners on our website now.  

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