A Guide To Tanning Sprays

Jan 31, 2022 | Products

Calling all spray tan fanatics! At St.Tropez, we’ve got a whole collection of glow-giving tanning sprays, so that you can achieve the perfect at-home spray tan every time. From our skin-nourishing face mist to the best self tanning spray for an express glow, we’ve got an easy-to-use mist to suit every glow-getters needs. 


Why use a self tanning spray?

Simple to use, available in a variety of great formulas and quick-drying, tanning sprays and mists are the ultimate way to achieve a flawless spray tan at home. Thanks to their easy application spray nozzles, you can tan those hard-to-reach places, such as the back and shoulders, without having to call on a willing assistant. 

Tanning sprays are also a great way to fix any tanning mistakes and top up an existing glow. At St.Tropez, all of our self tanning sprays and mists are proudly 100% clean, vegan friendly and formulated with natural tanning actives. 

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How to use tanning spray

Using a tanning spray couldn’t be easier, and the method doesn’t differ greatly from how you might apply your favourite mousse or lotion.


Step 1: Prep

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: the best tans are made in the prep. Create a smooth base by exfoliating the day before your at-home spray tan, and moisturize dry areas, such as the knees, elbows, hands, and feet, a few hours before you tan. 


Step 2: Spray

With your trusty tanning spray to hand, spritz evenly over the body. You may find it easier to start at the feet and work your way up so you don’t miss any patches. Use our Luxe Applicator Mitt to buff the product in for a flawless finish. Our aerosol tanning sprays have a 360 degree nozzle, which means that you turn it upside down and tan those hard to reach areas! To tan your back, hold the spray nozzle over your shoulder and spritz downwards before buffing with your mitt. If you’re new to tanning or a nervous tanner, we’d recommend using our tinted aerosol sprays. Those looking for a hydration and skincare boost should use try our Purity Vitamins Body Mist. It’s enriched with Vitamin D boosters, so you can reap the benefits of sunshine without the harmful UV rays!


Step 3: Rinse

Advice here varies depending on your chosen self tanning spray, so always read the label to check. Our Classic and Dark tanning sprays should be rinsed after 4-8 hours to leave you with a beautiful glow. If using our Express Advanced Bronzing Mist, shower off after 1, 2 or 3 hours depending on your desired depth of tan. Finally, if you’re using our Purity Vitamins Body or Purity Face tanning sprays, you don’t need to rinse at all!


Step 4: Glow

After your tan has developed over a few hours, you’ll be ready to glow. It really is as easy as that! 

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All about our favourite tanning sprays

With a self tanning spray to suit every skin tone, tanning preference and timescale, we’ve got something for everyone when it comes to our favorite glow-giving mists, so you really can set your own tone! 

  1. The classic tanning spray

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    The classic tanning spray

    Our Self Tan Classic Mist boasts a tinted formula and a 360° spray nozzle for easy application. Quick-drying and non-sticky, it develops into a gorgeous medium golden tan over 4-8 hours, leaving you with a sunkissed glow that lasts all week long. 

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  2. Best fake tan spray for an express glow

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    Best fake tan spray for an express glow

    If you’re short of time, or just want to get your glow on quickly, our Express Advanced Bronzing Mist delivers a flawless at-home spray tan in as little as 1 hour. Apply as normal and rinse after 1 hour for a light sunkissed glow, 2 hours for a medium tan and 3 hours for a beautiful deep bronze. 

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  3. No-rinse spray tan with skincare benefits

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    No-rinse spray tan with skincare benefits

    Packed with Hyaluronic Acid, Green Mandarin Water and Vitamins C and D, our Purity Vitamins Bronzing Water Body Mist treats skin to a little TLC while developing into a flawless medium golden tan. With a no-rinse, no transfer formula, you can simply spritz, blend and glow. 

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  4. Best self tanning spray for a deep bronze

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    Best self tanning spray for a deep bronze

    If you love our iconic Classic Mist but prefer to flaunt a deeper shade of bronze, our Self Tan Dark Bronzing Mist is the perfect fake tan spray for you. Our Dark tanning spray develops into a natural-looking dark tan over 6-8 hours, perfectly tailored to your skin tone. 

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  5. The hydrating tanning spray for your face

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    The hydrating tanning spray for your face

    Don’t worry, we haven’t forgotten the importance of flaunting a beautifully bronzed face! Infused with Hyaluronic Acid and Hibiscus Extract, our no-rinse Purity Bronzing Water Face Mist combines skincare with tanning to leave you with a naturally sunkissed complexion. Spritz under, over or instead of makeup for a holiday-fresh glow.


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