Golden tips for the best self-tanning result

How do you avoid getting blotchy skin when you apply a self-tanner? Does a self tanner give off? Does a self-tanner protect against UV radiation? Which self-tanner suits my skin tone? Questions we get very often. Time for hints.

An even self-tanned complexion

Golden tip is to exfoliate your skin 24 to 48 hours before applying the self-tanner. The self-tanners in our range react with the proteins on your skin ( EcobySonya , Dr Baumann) . causing the skin to color. If you don't scrub and there are still dead skin cells on your skin when you apply the self-tanner, this will give a spotty result when the dead skin cells come off your skin. Please note: never scrub too hard, otherwise you will damage the top layer of skin, making it less able to protect your skin.

If you have a self-tanned tan, do not use products with soap or oil on your skin for a longer result. These make your complexion go away faster. And can cause a mottled complexion!

Does a self-tanner stain?

This depends on the type of self-tanner. Self-tanners with a dye to color your skin give off. Just like a foundation does for example. Self-tanners that give color by coloring the epidermis do not give off, because your skin colors itself

Don't forget to wash your hands after applying the self-tanner! To prevent stains on your hands ;-). Or use a special application glove.

Do self-tanners protect against UV radiation?

No they do not. Tanning from the sun is caused by melanin production in your skin. As a natural protection mechanism (against part of the radiation). Tanning from a self-tanner is due to a reaction with the proteins on your skin surface. No protection mechanism against UV radiation is activated from the inside.

How long does the complexion last?

Your complexion stays for about a week, it will gradually fade. To maintain your complexion, repeat use. Did you use an intensely coloring self-tanner? You can maintain your complexion with a milder coloring tanner.

Which self-tanner suits my skin tone?

Which self-tanner suits your skin depends on a number of factors. I use the products of EcobySonya here. I know these well because they are in our range:

  • What is your basic skin tone: very light and does not tan quickly or already with a light shade and tans quickly.
  • Do you want a tint gradually or quickly? Do you want a complexion within a few hours or can your skin take a night?
  • What do you want to tan? Body, face or both?
  • What texture do you like? Lotion, cream or mousse?

winter skin

  • If your skin is light to medium toned and you want a gradual tan. You apply the self-tanner in the evening before going to sleep, the next morning you have a tint. If you want more tint, you can apply it again in the evening.
  • For body and face.
  • If you have very light skin, do not use the Winterskin! Then your skin will hardly color. Even after a few applications. Then choose the Invisible Tan for a gradual result or the Cacao Tanning Mouse for a faster result.
  • The Winterskin is also useful if you want to extend the tint of your self-tanned skin. Regardless of which self-tanner you used.

Invisible Tan

  • With medium to olive skin (the latter is if your skin on the inside of your wrist has a greenish undertone) that you want to tan gradually. Or with very light skin.
  • For body and face.
  • Apply the self-tanner in the evening before going to sleep, the next morning you have a tan. If you want a deeper shade, repeat the application.

Cocoa Tanning Mousse

  • For all skin tones and a quick result.
  • After an hour you have a light complexion. The longer you leave the self-tanner on, the deeper your complexion. Depending on your skin color, you will have a deep brown complexion after 4 - 8 hours.
  • For body and face

    Hempitan Body Tan Water

    • Same idea in terms of effect and complexion as the mousse, but now in spray form.
    • For all skin tones and a quick result.
    • Gives the deepest tan of all EcobySonya self-tanners.
    • For body
    • Extra hydration through hemp oil in the product
    • Spray-on formula

    Face Tan Water

    • Especially for face, neck, decollete.
    • Gradually builds up your complexion. Apply at night before bed and repeat until you achieve your desired complexion.
    • Tans & cares for the skin; reduces impurities and redness, moisturizes
    • To maintain your tan, you can use the same product.

    Do you have questions? Let them know. We're happy to help. Send an email to skin or call or app us (035 691 08 83 or 06 26 012 815)