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Home tanning instructions


Prepare for your home tan by shaving or waxing and exfoliating your body. There are various exfoliating methods but the one that works best are exfoliating gloves. Remember that a well prepared skin will ensure a longer lasting tan! The active ingredients in all our products do not penetrate further than the stratum corneum or dead skin cells and as your skin exfoliates itself, so your tan fades naturally.


Apply your tanning lotion to your body as you would apply a body lotion. Stop the tanning lotion application at your wrist and ankle area and use sparingly around knees and elbows. The active tanning ingredients will be absorbed quicker on drier areas of the body. The Tan Lab Hydration lotion can be used to blend and slightly dilute the tanning lotion around the ankles. This will ensure a flawless home tanning application.

Remember to wash your hands thoroughly after you have applied you tanning lotion.

Once you have washed your hands, pat dry. Apply a tiny amount of The Tan Lab Hydration Lotion to one wrist and as you would rub a dot of perfume, rub your wrists together. This will ensure that the tanning ingredient in the product does not collect here once you have washed your hands.

The final touches

The final step would be to apply a drop of your tanning lotion to the top of one of your hands. Rub the tops of your hands and fingers over each other until it is absorbed. To ensure an even tan on the tops of your hands, add a tiny drop of Hydration Lotion when blending.

It is advisable to wear loose clothing in the early stages of development.

As all our products work on a two phase development process, remember that your tan will continue to develop and darken over a 24 hour period.

Please note: we recommend that you do not use this product on your face, the ingredient that is used to stop the stickiness may clog the pores. Rather use a bit of bronzer on your face that will give you a gorgeous glow to compliment the rest of your tan!