3 essential tips before applying a self-tanner

Preparing the skin well before applying a self-tanner is essential to obtain an even result, without streaks or stains. We reveal 3 simple and essential tips for having flawless skin before applying your self-tanner.

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It is preferable to wax before applying your self-tanner to facilitate application and avoid making traces when passing the razor.

For an even and even application, be sure to wax at least 24 hours in advance so that the self-tanner does not penetrate the empty pores left by the hairs and thus cause small spots.


For a harmonious and uniform tan, the first step, before applying a self-tanner, is to exfoliate the skin to remove dead cells and impurities. The skin is smoothed, which facilitates application by avoiding unsightly marks.

A few days before applying your self-tanner, gently exfoliate your face and body using your favorite scrub, paying particular attention to rough areas like knees, elbows, ankles and heels, for you get rid of as much dead skin as possible.

There is no need to exfoliate too hard, so as not to damage the skin and see redness appear. Opt for a light exfoliation, adapted to the sensitivity of your skin.
Among all the exfoliation textures, choose the one that suits you: with more or less fine and round particles for a gentle exfoliation, or larger and less smooth for a more intense exfoliation adapted to the body. Discover our range of Spa Destination scrubs or our Bronz'Express Exfoliating Shower Gel for gentle exfoliation.


After purifying your skin, the next step is to moisturize and nourish it. Especially after scrubbing, as dry skin can cause uneven coloring.

Of course, be particularly diligent when applying your moisturizer to the rough areas, which are the driest areas of the body. For this, use our Floral Ceremony body milk with cherry blossom.

Wait until your moisturizer has been fully absorbed by your skin before applying your self-tanner. All you have to do is apply your favorite self-tanner for a healthy glow.

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