Choose a light or medium toned product, which tends to look more natural.
Before using the product, wash and exfoliate your skin with a wash cloth or sponge to remove excess dead skin cells to avoid a streaky or patchy result.
Women should shave their legs 12 hours prior application for an even result.
Apply the tanning product evenly and lightly. Use less product on dry skin or thickened skin, such as over your ankles, knees and elbows. These areas tend to absorb more product.
Five to ten minutes after applying, rub areas such as elbows and knees with a little lotion to lighten the effect.
Rub lotion around wrists and backs of hands to blend with arms.
Rub lotion around ankles and tops of feet to blend with legs.
After you apply the product to your face and body, wash your hands with soap and water to avoid colouring your palms & wet wipe for the soles of your feet. Be sure to remove any product from under your fingernails. Then use a cotton ball to apply the self tan to the top of each hand.
To prevent staining your clothes, wait until the product dries completely, usually about 20 to 30 minutes.
Most tanning products don't contain a sunscreen and, therefore, don't protect your skin from sun damage. If you spend time outdoors, be sure to apply a sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15 before going outside.