Before applying fake tan, make sure to exfoliate your skin thoroughly. This will remove dead skin cells and create a smooth surface for the tan to adhere to. Focus on rough areas like elbows, knees, and ankles.


After exfoliating, apply a light moisturizer to dry areas like elbows, knees, and ankles. This will prevent the tan from clinging to these areas and creating dark patches.

Start with a small amount

It's better to start with a small amount of product and build up gradually if needed. This will help you avoid streaks and overly dark patches. Remember, you can always add more if necessary.

Use a tanning mitt or gloves

To ensure even application and prevent stained hands, use a tanning mitt or gloves. These tools will help you spread the product smoothly and avoid streaks.

Apply in sections

Divide your body into sections (e.g., arms, legs, torso) and apply the fake tan one section at a time. This will ensure you cover every area evenly and avoid missing spots.

Blend well

When applying the fake tan, blend it in using circular motions. Take your time and be thorough to achieve a natural-looking tan. Pay extra attention to areas where color tends to gather, like elbows, knees, and ankles.

Allow time to dry

After applying the fake tan, wait for the product to dry completely before getting dressed. This will prevent smudging and staining your clothes.

Maintain your tan

To make your fake tan last longer, moisturize daily.

Remember, practice makes perfect, so don't be discouraged if your first attempt isn't flawless. With time and experience, you'll become more skilled at achieving a natural-looking fake tan.