How to tan for those special occasions
As you get ready to shake off those winter blues, you’re probably looking forward to a whole host of fabulous events this spring! Whether it’s a glitzy red-carpet event, big birthday bash or you plan on bagging yourself the title of ‘Best dressed guest’ at a wedding you’re attending, make sure your tan is killer, whatever special occasion you have coming up.
There’s no denying it – our Bella Babes truly are a stylish bunch and definitely enjoy getting glammed up for a special occasion Getting dressed up really is a confidence booster. While you’re probably already planning your outfit in your head, don’t forget to give your tan some thought too. Thankfully, armed with your favourite Bellamianta tan and the following top tops, we have no doubt that you’ll look like a million dollars.
Practice makes perfect
If you reserve tanning for special occasions only, it’s time to get a little practice in. That way, when the big day comes, there won’t be any worries about your tan letting you down. If you’re new to tanning, get familiar with our collection here. For tanning newbies, we recommend starting with our Rapid Self Tanning Tinted Mousse. This super easy to apply formula with guide colour ensures you can easily see where you’ve applied your tan and how it looks. Or, if you’re opting for a white, cream or nude number, choose our Crystal Clear Rapid Self Tanning Mousse, for minimum transfer onto your dress. Finally, if you would prefer a more natural, buildable glow, our Self Tanning Gradual Moisturiser is perfect. Plus, it can also be used to top up an existing tan for a flawless finish.
It’s all in the prep
Here at Bellamianta, we are always preaching the importance of prepping your skin before tanning and never has this been more important than before a special occasion. Thankfully, this is a whole lot easier than you might think. The day before you plan to tan, have any necessary hair removal taken care of and make sure you exfoliate from head to toe, using our Triple Action Glycolic Body Scrub. This will clear your skin of dry patches and dead skin cells, while offering a perfectly smooth base for your tan. Finally, resist the temptation to apply moisturiser after exfoliating (trust us) as this can act as a barrier and prevent your tan developing to its true potential. Thankfully, our organic products are infused with an array of skin-loving ingredients so after you tan, your skin will be silky to the touch.
Glow from head to toe
When it comes to applying your tan, begin from your feet up to minimise smudging. Our carefully created Tanning Mitt is perfect for ensuring a streak-free finish. Make sure you pay attention to those notoriously tricky-to-tan areas such as elbows, knees and ankles and blend well. After tanning, applying moisturiser will help seal in your beautiful colour and prolong the lifespan of your tan, while leaving you with a natural fade, just like the real deal.
Ask for help
Backless dresses are popular choices for special occasions and if you’ve chosen one, you’ll definitely want to show off that gorgeous golden glow. To avoid streaks, the best thing is to call on a helping hand to tan your back. While it can be done solo with a little bending and stretching, for best results ask your other half or bestie.
Elevate your look
For those special occasions when you really want to go all out, we have two hero products, which will help you elevate your look. First up, our Skin Perfecting Illuminating Bronzing Powder can be applied all over your tan, for the ultimate, natural golden glow. Or, use as a bronzer on specific areas to achieve the popular contoured look.
Secondly, our Flawless Filter Body Makeup will definitely become your secret tanning weapon. This beauty can be applied on its own or over an existing tan to blur imperfections. Designed to bronze and gloss your skin instantly, it gives a HD finish that lasts all day long. #NoFilter required for all those fabulous photos.
Whichever events you have coming up this season, choose Bellamianta for a flawless finish!