How to Prolong the Life of Your tan

One of the most common questions we get asked is “How can I make my tan last longer”. Sometimes you have events two weekends in a row, and want that tan looking fresh a week later- the life of a socialite can be hard!

If this is the case for you, we have a few hot tips!

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  1. Crème that body up: it’s no secret that hydrated skin looks best, but a lot of people don’t realise how vital it is for keeping your tan looking fresh. Apply our Crème De la Crème after every shower, and before you go to bed or after you wake up. Two applications daily should keep your skin looking lush.

  2. Face the facts: Our Face Tan Mist is any fake tanners’ best friend! Most people find that the tan on their face fades a lot quicker than body, and the reason for this is that most makeup has products or alcohol in it that will strip your tan. The face tan mist is a super refreshing spray with 5% DHA, so it works like gradual tan. Spray one or two times a day (or more) until you achieve your desired colour. It is so easy to use and an absolute staple in our lives. You will wonder how you ever lived without it!

  3. If you want to add some more colour: Our Gradual Tan is an amazing tan-extender. Apply once a day to add a new moisturising coat of tan to your skin. With 4% DHA this product will add some colour to that fading skin.

  4. No alcohol: Whoops did we scare you? You can still enjoy a glass of wine (or 5), we just don’t want you to wash your body with any product containing alcohol or SLS. Our amazing Cleanser is free of these two ingredients, and all other nasties. Wash in this bad boy and you will find your tan lasts so much longer. Plus, it contains our signature scent, so not only will you look like you just got back from a tropical holiday, but you will smell like it too!

  5. Get a little help from our fairy godmother: The Instant Tan will take you from rags to riches! Made up of beautiful natural products, this instant tan will give you an all over shimmer and bronze. This product will be your saving grace on the day of an event, because you can just pop it on and elevate the depth of your tan, then wash it off in the shower that night! You will be looking like Cinderella (post-makeover) in no time!

Have you got any tips? let us know in the comments!

New Years Resolutions

We are proclaiming that 2019 will be the year of achievable resolutions and big dreams! What do we mean? Well we resolve to start making our bed in the morning, but we dream of holidaying in Hawaii!

We have compiled a cheeky list of tanning resolutions (and how to keep them) that you can incorporate into your new year. We promise these resolutions are easier than quitting chocolate…

  1. I resolve to start washing my tanning glove:

Run our Tanning Applicator Mitt under hot water until the water goes clear, then leave it out to dry.

  1. I resolve to moisturise everyday to prolong the life of my tan:

If you want hydrated skin (You should!) try using our Crème De La Crème, before and after your tan. Beauticians you can also apply it to the knees, elbows, feet and hands of clients. This acts as a moisture barrier, so that those dry areas don’t go too dark after a spray.

  1. I will stop wearing moisturiser, makeup or deodorant to my spray tan appointments:

Skip the products and go bare, it will save your beautician time and give you an easy-breezy-even tan. Wearing deodorant or moisturiser can cause product to not stick well to the skin, so we want to avoid them, if possible. Just like our products, we want you to be Au naturale!

  1. I will exfoliate and shave before tanning:

We all know that fake tan looks a million times better on fresh skin! Buffing away the dead skin cells will give you a gorgeous streak-free tan. Try using a combo of our Body Exfoliator and Tan Removing Mitt, for baby soft skin.

  1. I will Fake it:

At Naked Tan we believe strongly that we should all protect ourselves from the sun’s harmful UV rays. That means no crisping yourself at the beach! Far too many people are hurt from a life sun-baking, so this year slip slop slap (and pop on some Mousse when you get home).

  1. I will apply with an applicator mitt:

You’ve seen those tans before, the ones that have streaky marks and white patches. There are a few reasons for this; they were rushing, they applied in lines not circular motions or they weren’t using a Mitt. This year we are resolving to have no more zebra legs!

  1. I will not to use soap that strips my tan:People always ask us how to make their tans last longer and this is what we tell them: moisturise, stay hydrated and use the correct soap! People are often using harsh shower washes that contain alcohol or other ingredients that will strip your tan. Our Body Cleanser is made from all natural ingredients that will keep your tan looking fresh, and your skin clean. Thank us later…
  2. I will love myself:

Tan or no tan, this is the year to show yourself love, goddess. Life is too short, so grab it with both hands (also grab a mimosa, because girl, you deserve it!)

Happy 2019 goddesses! We are wishing for nothing but happiness for all of you. May this year be the year you achieve your dreams, and finally learn how to fake tan your ankles properly.

Our Melbourne Guide

It’s no secret that Naked Tan is stocked in some amazing salons worldwide, but for today we thought we would narrow in on Australia’s city of culture- Melbourne! Coming into the festive season we thought we would highlight some great things to do (and salons to go to!).

Reminder: Below are just some of our amazing salons that happen to be close to popular events, but we have so many more. So, always call or check our salon locator if you are looking to find a salon that stocks Naked Tan. Click Here to Check It Out.

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1.Off the races? Head down to Flemington and meet the team at Vanity Hair and Beauty Salon. The best accessories a girl can have for an event are a smile and tan (We may be biased).

 2.Speaking from experience, you must attend the inflatable regatta! This event is run several times a year, the next one being February 24th. Basically, you float down the Yarra river in an inflatable donut, you can bring drinks and snacks, and it’s just a lovely way to spend the day. If you are wanting to be nice and bronzed while you are out in the sun, we have several salons close to the river, like Glam Beauty & Nails or Utopia Skin Solutions.

 3.The Australian Open! An iconic Aussie event that brings in hundreds of thousands of visitors. Watching the greats battle it out is an experience not to be missed. If you haven’t been before, be warned, people get dolled up for this event (in hopes of stealing Federer’s heart?). This is a great excuse to pop on a tan, wear your best white dress and enjoy an unbelievable event.

 4. If you fancy a relaxing weekend indoors, we would suggest staying at a resort. They are one stop-shops for pampering, whether it be a tan, a massage or a sauna. If a little bit of you time in the big smoke sounds good, we have a few great resorts in the city, one that is in the CBD is One Spa RACV City Club Melbourne.

 5. If you are anything like us, you are always looking for an excuse to get dolled up. Well there is no better excuse in Melbourne than the Opera. This November you could be haunted by the phantom of the opera at Her Majesty’s theatre. Located close by is Waxology South Melbourne for all of your glam needs.


There is always millions of things to do in a city buzzing with art, culture, music and events. Take the time these holidays to visit our friends in Victoria, we assure you, you will not be disappointed.

Happy Tanning Melbournites!

Our Holiday Obsession: Gradual Tan

We created our Gradual Tan to save you time. Your precious moments in the morning before work (with your family, a coffee or your bed) are important to us. So we wanted to create a product that moisturises you and tans you in one swoop! This iconic product builds the most beautiful natural tan, and the best part is that once you put it on, you don’t have to worry about washing it off!

If you need further convincing, we have compiled a list of 6 reasons we are obsessed with this all-rounder product.

  1. 1. It is designed for every skin type and can be used daily to build up a gorgeous sun kissed look
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  2. 2. This product is the answer to the age-old question ‘how I can make my spray tan last longer?’
  3. 3. There is no need to shower, just pop it straight onto your skin and wear a glow on the go!
  4. 4. It gives a natural glow that could fool anyone into thinking you have had a day at the beach. This colour is build-able depending on how often you apply, we love this because it means you can customise it to your own preference.
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  5. 5. It has amazing moisturising properties that will replenish your skin, leaving you feeling incredibly soft.
  6. Pair with our instant tan to turn up the glam, or layer over a spray tan our a mousse to create a deeper colour. (Are you beginning to see why this is such a staple product in our makeup bag?)
  7. 7. Our products are organic, vegan friendly and cruelty free products. So you don’t need to worry about any nasties!
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Test out our Gradual Tan and let us know what you think in the comments below. Don’t blame us if you become addicted!

Naked Tan ABIA Tanning Sponsor!

Naked Tan were very proud to be a major sponsor at the Australian Beauty Industry Awards for a fourth consecutive year. Naked Tan would like to congratulate all of the beauty salons and companies involved, we loved celebrating your hard work with you!

The below article was originally published by Mocha Publlishing

The Star, Sydney, was the place to be on Sunday 9th September 2018, where around 600 glamorous and excited guests arrived for the annual Australian Beauty Industry Awards (ABIA’s) gala dinner. The evening kicked off with arrival champagne followed by resident host and MC for the evening, Mr Will Fennell, introducing the fabulous LED Dancers to kick of an incredible night of nights!

 

Winners were announced in 23 categories including 2018 ABIA Refectocil Hall of Fame recipient – Riana Janse Van Rensburg.

 

The Education Category was once again split into 2 awards for Individual and Organisation and was taken out by Elle Wilson of Brow Secrets and The Box Hill Institute respectively.

 

Recognised through an online voting system and following the announcement of the state Wholesaler of the Year winners in May, the overall Australian Winner was announced on the night as The Global Beauty Group

 

Following on from last year and with an unprecedented spike in the number of entries, the Beauty Salon/Spa of the year categories were split into State categories for both 4 Treatment rooms or less and 5 Treatment rooms or more. In a grand finale, the two Australian Salon/Spas of the year were awarded, determined by the highest ranking amongst the State winners. Australian Beauty Salon/Spa of the Year – 4 Treatment Rooms or less was won for the 2nd year running by The Temple Skincare and Australian Beauty Salon/Spa of the Year – 5 Treatment Rooms or more by HUD Skin and Body

 

“Once again we outgrew our venue from last year and hopefully have found a home for the ABIA’s for many years to come at The Star which will be able to cater for even more growth year on year.” said owner, Linda Woodhead. “The introduction of State Categories last year proved to be a successful decision with the number of entrants, this year, once again doubling in size. Having a large number of finalists, allows many salons to reap the rewards of recognition and with lots of new names this year we can only imagine the growth that the ABIA’s is still yet to enjoy. To have over 600 people attend the gala, when the awards are only 7 years old, is truly a testament to the industry and we are so honoured to facilitate such an inspiring event.”

 

The ABIA’s are proudly owned by mocha publishing.