Product In Focus: Gradual Tan
The Base Gradual Tanning Lotion is an intensely moisturising cream that is designed to hydrate your skin and help you build a steady and even tan. It's such an easy way to create a light tan and really allows you to take control of the colour you intend to build. Unlike the Instant Tan Mousse which is great if you want an immediate darker colour the gradual lotion will allow you to go at your own pace and build your specific colour and find a happy medium that's right for you, making it perfect in the cooler months when you just want to keep your subtle glow without going from pale to dark overnight.
How to Apply:
A gradual tan is created using the same methods of an instant tan. The main rule of preparation, application and maintenance still apply.
Step One: Prep Time
Make sure you skin is clean, exfoliated and bare. We strongly recommend that you shave, wax, exfoliate and moisturise the day before and allow your skin time to regain it's natural texture and be well hydrated before applying any tanning product. However because the gradual tanning lotion is designed to moisturise and hydrate your skin the fall out of following these precaution is dramatically reduced compared to an instant tan.
Step Two: Apply
Apply the lotion using The Base Tanning Application Mitt in a circular motion. Starting from your feet and working your way up. You may need someone to help you with your back to ensure it's an even coverage or if that's not an option you could try some simply DIY options like using a wooden spoon in the mitt to give you extra length. We also like to recommend that you use a generous about of the lotion to get all over even coverage, this doesn't mean excessive but you really want to lather your skin and feel that the product is consistent, not thinner in some areas and thicker in others.
Step Three: And apply some more
We like to apply our Gradual Tanning Lotion at night, allow the product to dry which will only take a few minutes and then go to bed, allowing it to develop while you sleep. Because it's a lighter formula it won't transfer onto your sheets if it's properly absorbed into the skin by the time you get into them.
Step Four: (Low) Maintenance
Continue applying the cream night after night until you create the desired colour, then maintain the glow by applying when you feel it fading slightly.
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If you are using the Instant Tan Mousse or are naturally tan then the gradual tanning lotion is a great way to maintain and extend the life of your tan. It will give you an intensive colour and help eliminate any patchiness or uneven colour.