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Self tanner

Can't seem to get a nice tan? A self-tanner offers the ideal solution! The product is easy to apply and gives you a healthy-looking complexion that lasts a long time. A self-tanner quickly gives the desired result; you will get a lovely tan in no time. read more >


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Tan without the sun with self-tanning

A self-tanner is easy to apply and dries quickly, without leaving annoying stains. After application with a self-tanning glove, let the product soak in for a while and you can immediately enjoy an even tan. Brown without sun products are incredibly popular, safe for the skin and give a colour that lasts. Everyone will wonder which tropical destination you went on holiday to!

You can read all about our self-tanner in the blog Self-tanner: the best solution for a summer glow!

The best self-tanner

At you will find the best self-tanner and you can choose between a tanning spray, lotion, oil, cream or mousse. Which one you go for is up to you; it all depends on which one you like best! The effect differs per product:

  • A tanning spray works very quickly and leaves no streaks on the skin. Thanks to the micro-sprays of a spray, you can apply the product very evenly.
  • A tanning lotion not only gives you a nice tan, but also hydrates your skin. Lotions are rich in moisturising ingredients, making your skin look healthy & beautifully tanned.
  • A tanning mousse is a lightweight product and therefore very easy to apply. A mousse absorbs quickly into the skin and is ideal for tricky areas of your body, such as armpits or calves.
  • A tanning oil provides a quick, hydrating and mess-free tanning routine. An oil gives the skin a beautiful glow in addition to a tan.
  • A tanning cream intensely nourishes the skin. Are you ready for a nice tan, but is your skin very dry? Then choose a tanning cream.

Applying self-tanning is easy with a self-tanning mitt. A tanning mitt allows you to spread the product gradually, without getting your hands dirty.

Self-tanning face

A self-tanner for face is different from a regular self-tanner. The skin on your face is thinner than your body skin, so a regular version is often too intense for the face. Fortunately, you can find very fine self-tanners especially for the face at, such as the Bare By Vogue Williams Face Tanning mist or the TanOrganic Facial Self Tan Oil.


Frequently asked questions

Below are the most frequently asked questions about how self-tanners work and how to use them.

How long does self-tanning last?

Self-tanning usually lasts between 3 and 7 days, depending on various factors. The duration depends on the quality of the self-tanner, skin preparation, application technique and skin care after application. Regular moisturising and gentle exfoliation can extend the life of the self-tanner. Exposure to water, sweating and rubbing can make the self-tanner fade earlier.

Is self-tanner bad for your skin?

Generally, self-tanner is safe for the skin and is considered an alternative to the sun or tanning beds. Self-tanners usually do not contain harmful substances such as UV rays, but some people may experience allergic reactions. It is important to use self-tanners according to instructions and test them out before use. In addition, regular moisturising helps to get the best results without causing damage to the skin.

How does self-tanning work?

Self-tanners contain an active ingredient called dihydroxyacetone (DHA), which reacts with the dead skin cells on the skin's surface. DHA creates a reaction that creates pigments that give the skin a tan. This reaction usually lasts several hours and results in naturally tinted skin. The effect remains visible for several days as the dead skin cells gradually flake off. It is important to apply self-tanners evenly and exfoliate for longer-lasting results.

The best self-tanner?

What is the best self-tanner varies by personal preference and skin type. Popular brands such as Bondi Sands are often praised for their quality. The application method also varies from one self-tanner to another. Choose a self-tanner that suits your desired colour depth, skin type and application method. By reading reviews and following instructions, you will find the self-tanner that suits your needs.

How do you get self-tanner off your hands?

Did you get self-tanner on your hands? Luckily, there are several ways you can remove it! If you've already tried washing your hands 'normally', you can try using lemon juice. This contains natural bleaching properties. Baking soda mixed with water can also work as a gentle abrasive. If these methods don't work, consider using a self-tanner remover, specially designed to remove self-tanner residue.


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