Vita Liberata’s Tan Commandments
Thou Shalt Eat Your Greens
Eating green leafy vegetables including kale, spinach and rocket, which are high in lysine, antioxidants and vitamin A, will improve and extend your tan, leaving skin glowing & nourished.
Thou Shalt Exfoliate
A clean, smooth base for tanning will help you achieve an even tan result, that lasts longer and fades naturally. Use an exfoliator that contains no essential oils and avoid moisturising shower creams as these can impact the effectiveness of your tan.
Thou Shalt Not Moisturise Pre-Tanning
Moisturising in the 24 hours prior to tanning can create a barrier to self tan, cause streaks and reduce the depth of your tan result. Vita Liberata tanners are extremely hydrating with a moisture locking system that draws
water to the skin surface. So they act as 2-in-1 treatments, for flawless colour and skin conditioning.
Thou Shalt Not Over-Tan Dry Skin
Apply tan sparingly to the hands, elbows, knees and feet as these areas can often look over-tanned. After your application, take a damp cloth and wipe around the heel of the wrist and ankles, the sides of the hands and feet and gently across the knees and elbows, for the most natural-looking finish.
Thou Shalt Stay Natural
Don’t be tempted to go too dark, choose a shade that suits your skin tone that will leave people thinking ‘has she, or hasn’t see?’. You want a natural-looking glow that works all year round – you can always ramp up the colour around vacation times!
Thou Shalt Hydrate Post-Tanning
Moisturising twice daily following your tan application will boost your tan, keep the colour even and ensure a natural fade. But avoid lotions with perfumes, alcohols and essential oils as these will strip the tan, making it fade faster.
Thou Shalt Use a Tan Mitt or Makeup Brush to Apply
Always use a self-tan applicator for a streak-free, even result. Stained palms are a tell-tale self-tan sign so don’t be tempted to apply tinted products directly to skin! For daily tan moisturiser, wash the palms of your hands thoroughly after application.
Thou Shalt Treat Skin Well
Why compromise on skincare for colour? Added anti age extracts will leave skin feeling soft, smooth and plumped, as well as naturally golden. So choose formulas that treat your skin well, without drying or damaging it.
Thou Shalt Live In The Moment
Great weather outside? Apply your tan and go. Vita Liberata’s instant guide colour looks incredibly natural and dries instantly. So forget applying the night before, wearing loose clothing, or feeling sticky and looking muddy – we’re all about the ‘Tan & Go’.
Thou Shalt Protect Skin
With a genuinely viable alternative to sun exposure that offers natural-looking colour and a skincare treatment in one, there is no reason for risking skin damage from UV rays. Always wear a high-protection sunscreen, even when you have applied self tan.