The Best Dark and Fast Tans for Summer

As summer has come to an end it’s back to business. It’s hard to keep your natural, glowing summer tan when you don’t have the luxury of relaxing at the beach or by the pool every day. We understand how busy life can get when you’re studying, working and trying to maintain a social life. Here at Naked Tan we are all about the girl on the go so we have created a solution for you hardworking ladies to still be a bronze goddess as the weather gets cooler!

The solution? 2 of Naked Tan’s Iconic Retail Products.

Self-Tan

10% DHA Active

Our Self-Tan is perfect for those that like a cream texture or have dehydrated skin. It is enriched with Shea Butter, Aloe Vera and Avocado Oil to nourish and hydrate the skin in just 2 hours. This will leave you up to 2-3 shades darker!

 How to Apply:

Use the Naked Tan Applicator Mitt to apply Naked Tan Self Tan lotion. Moisturise into skin until even, rinse off after 2 hours with Naked Tan Body Cleanser.

Goddess Bronzing Mousse

Available in two shades

Tanned 10% DHA Active

Chocolate 14% DHA Active

Our Goddess Bronzing Mousse is a lightweight, velvety formula that delivers a streak-free tan in just 2 hours. It is infused with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E leaving your skin deeply hydrated.  This is also perfect to add on top of a spray tan to make your shade darker.

How to Apply:

Apply with our applicator mitt for a premium result! No need to wash off! Professional results in just 2 hours.

Test our Self-Tan or Bronzing Mouse and let us know what you think in the comment below!

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 Best selling Face Tan Mist

It has been a busy year at Naked Tan and we could not wait to share our new product with you! Our phones and socials have been abuzz with positive feedback on our Face Tan Mist, and we want you to try it too! Read on and find out why this is our new holy grail product.

How to use:

Simply spritz generously over your face and let it dry! We usually spray our Face Tan Mist before bed, so we wake up with a beautiful bronze glow. However, you can also spray in the morning, wait till it dries and apply your makeup over the top! It is a beautiful base as it tightens your skin and shrinks those pores. Hot Tip: Spray, let it dry, then apply our Creme De La Creme, to add an extra layer or moisture.

The bronze that develops is natural and build-able, meaning that depending on your skin tone you can spray more or less often, to create a custom colour.

Why to use:

This product is the most refreshing thing we have ever put on our skin! The ingredients of Witch Hazel, Green Tea, Aloe Vera and Chamomile make your skin feel plump and smooth. While at the same time the tanning agents are working to even your skin tone and give you a glow that will have you skipping foundation!

This product is your fairy godmother, a few quick sprays and your makeover is underway. Like always, we are looking out for the busy woman, we love our products to be glam on the go.

As well as being convenient, this product can help extend the life of your tan. The alcohol in makeup naturally wears away at a fake tan, meaning that many of us find that our face is the first place to fade. Just spritz the mist and you will keep your face looking as gorgeous and brown as your body!

We have also found that this product is great for those of us with sensitive or breakout prone skin, as the witch hazel works wonders on oily skin. Keep those pores free of foundation and watch your skin begin to glow from within.

We promise you that you will love this product- it’s a saving grace for all of us busy, pale-faced women! even a goddess needs a little help sometimes…

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!

How To: Remove Fake Tan From Clothing

If you’re anything like us, you’ve grappled with more than a couple of tan stains. We are thankful you don’t have to sleep in Naked Tan to look beautiful and Chocolate – otherwise w­­­e would be bleaching our sheets every week!
We don’t want you to stop wearing white on a night out for fear of ruining your tops (those underarm tan runs can be the worst)- so we have devised a list of our go-to tan removal tips!

An important disclaimer: If you have any delicate fabrics like silk or linen consult a dry-cleaner before attempting to remove it yourself. These kinds of fabrics can damage easily, so better safe than sorry! 

1.Tan doesn’t set into our skin immediately, and it is much the same for clothes- so timing is everything

2.Always check the ‘garment care’ tags, sometimes your fabric may have specific washing instructions

3.Don’t rub anything yet! We don’t want to ruin your beautiful clothes by spreading the tan further.

4.Flip the fabric over and run cold water through the stain- you’re basically trying to push it out of the fabric.

5.Cotton fabrics will wash out tan a lot easier than others, the ingredients within tan don’t cause permanent stains to cotton. So that oversized t-shirt you marinate in should be safe! Your regular washing routine should get it out.

6.Treat the stained area with a water and dish soap/ fabric detergent mix. Now be gentle with this next part- take your finger tips and rub your homemade solution into the stain for 1-2 minutes, then pop it in the wash (cold water cycle only).

7.If your clothes are white, you are in luck. Bleach is very effective in removing stains, just apply it to the effected area and then ,as always, put it through the wash on cold.

CRUCIAL: do not wash on hot or leave in the sun until the tan is removed. Unlike jelly, tan sets in heat.


If all else fails call: your mum or your dry-cleaner 😉 

Spray Tanning for First-timers: What You Should Know About It

Many look a lot better when they have a little color. This is the reason why spray tan is the hottest trend these days. Numerous people are turning to spray tanning to get that stunning bronze glow. In the past, people prefer to get tanned naturally, but since prolonged exposure under the sun is harmful to the skin, it gained a bad reputation. Even tanning beds are not a good thing these days.

Before considering instant tan, you should learn the basics of spray tanning. Here are things that you should know about it:

 

What is spray tanning?

Spray tanning is considered sunless tanning. It is the application of fine mist spray on your body. Best spray tan is designed having DHA (Dihydroxyacetone). DHA reacts to the skin by turning it tan or bronze. The effect lasts from three to seven days. Generally, it is safe for the skin. However, it does not provide any protection against UV rays.

 

What are the methods of spray tanning?

Many celebrities and models prefer spray tanning because it is easy to use and it is not time-consuming. There are three methods you can consider here. The first method is going to a tanning salon with booths; the booths are equipped with nozzles that are capable of spraying the entire body with the tanning solution. If you are not up for it, spray tanning can be administered using airbrush; this is similar to what the painters use. Airbrush is smaller and portable compared to booths. Finally, you can get a spray tan from a bottle. Many companies produce spray tanning products having the same ingredients provided in salons or airbrushes.

 

What are the pros and cons of spray tanning?

Before learning about the pros and cons of fake tan, you should know that regardless of the forms (lotions, cream, and mousse) of self-tanning, they use the same active ingredient – DHA. The good thing about spray tanning is it is easy to use – after blending, and you can instantly spray it on your entire body. Another benefit is it dries rapidly compared to other tanning products. As for the color, it varies from one person to another.

 

For those that do not like spray tanning, the biggest downside is the cost. You should be aware that one session can cost anywhere from $25 to $50 depending on the place. This is more expensive compared to using tanning lotions and creams. Another downside is you have to continuously experiment to get the blend that you like. Remember that everyone has different skin chemistry. What worked for the others might not work for you. With this, you need to constantly experiment and see what works best for you.

 

How to prepare for your first tanning session?

As soon as you give tanning spray a chance, you should schedule for an appointment. Before going, make sure that you shaved or wax. Do not forget to exfoliate your skin before you come to your appointment for better results. When you are in the salon, remove the makeup, moisturiser or deodorant before allowing them to spray. More importantly, before application, apply a meager amount of Vaseline on your knees, ankles, palms, and elbows. Do not forget to wear a shower cap and put lip balm on your lips.