The weather’s getting warmer, so everyone wants to bare their legs in cute summer dresses and get a healthy glow!

The quickest way to break the chains of winter and get our bodies prepped for longer sunny days is to gently dial up the tan. There’s nothing better to lift the spirits before summer than showing off your nice shapely legs with a golden tone, taking off your jumper and cardy to find arms with a light tan, and sporting the prettiest grin on your radiant face with a hint of bronze. No more pale, dull winter skin! Rubbing on a bit of self-tanner puts the colour back into your cheeks. So get out your creams, lotions, and tips and tricks for giving your body a sun-kissed glow! Anyone looking for that perfect tawny tone can do it any time of year without climbing into a tanning bed. There’s a whole line of skin-caressing Clarins self-tanning products that care for your skin. Milky Lotion, Instant Gel: find the right one for you and let the sunshine into your life (without the sunburns)! Quench and glow in a jiffy!

How do self-tanners work?

How do you get a gorgeous natural glow or a tropical tan without sunbathing? Depending on your preference, you can achieve a beautiful sun-kissed look or look like you just returned from holiday. When you apply a self-tanner, a molecule named DHA comes in contact with the skin’s amino acids and makes it darker. No more fake orange tinge! Clarins blends it with erythrulose in all its products to ensure even colour. This combination ensures an even sun-free glow. Always remember that self-tanning products, whether in capsule or topical form, do not provide any protection from the sun.

Melanin is what protects our skin from UV rays. But you absolutely must save your sun capital and strengthen this natural protection with an anti-UVA and anti-UVB sunscreen. Try not to use monoi oil or low-SPF tanning oils. You won't get a faster suntan! Clarins Laboratories has developed a wide range of sun protection products that give you a great tan and offer an array of SPF levels to suit every type of skin. Oil-in-Mist SPF 30, Lotion-in-Spray SPF 50, dry-touch sun creams for the face, oils…lightweight products with a soft sunny holiday fragrance that will take your tan to the next level. Soothed golden skin that's highly protected! Self-tanners give you a healthy glow without soaking in the benefits of the sun, such as Vitamin D and endorphins. Nothing can replace the great mood you get from sunbathing!

Why exfoliate your skin before using a self-tanner?

The best way to make your tan last longer and look better is to exfoliate your body with Exfoliating Body Scrub For Smooth Skin prior to applying any type of self-tanning product. It contains exfoliating bamboo powder, skin-cleansing moringa extract, plus nourishing shea oil to make your skin totally soft, smooth, and renewed. This scrub polishes and softens the epidermis by eliminating impurities and dead skin cells. It stimulates skin cell renewal and helps diminish the look of flaky skin. Massage the scrub onto damp or dry skin 1-2 times per week, concentrating on rough areas such as elbows, knees, feet and thighs. Rinse thoroughly. Your skin is resilient, infinitely softer to the touch, and ready to absorb any self-tanning products afterwards.

For your face, use Gentle Peeling Smooth Away Cream twice per week. This peeling cream is formulated with soothing primrose extract to gently eliminate dead skin cells and impurities without microbeads. It leaves the skin soft, smooth and radiant. A simple way to reveal instantly beautiful skin – even for the most sensitive skin types. Your face is radiant and all prepped for a flawless tan.

Why moisturise your skin before applying a self-tanner?

After exfoliating your face to slough off as many dead cells as possible, hydrate it to extend the glow. A well moisturised complexion will be that much more luminous and even. Apply the quenching moisturiser! Hydra Essentiel cream deeply hydrates normal to dry skin. Enriched with organic leaf of life extract, it activates the skin’s self-hydrating process. Your perfectly moisturised face no longer feels tight and looks fresh and radiant. Your skin is soft and supple, plus it's ready for a self-tanning beauty boost. Clarins moisturisers have something for everyone, regardless of your age or skin type. Routines that include ultra-hydrating serum boost and multiply the benefits of your cream. Be sure to nourish your skin day and night before applying a self-tanner. The same goes for the body.

Exfoliate and moisturise! Moisture-Rich Body Lotion by Clarins is the perfect hydrator for the job. It gently soothes and nourishes the skin. This body lotion deeply moisturises and visibly smooths your skin for that irresistibly silky softness. It relies on plant extracts like shea butter, organic raspberry water, and bitter orange wax to leave your visibly more beautiful and younger looking. Your radiant, softened, and invigorated skin is all set for its tan!

How do I choose the right self-tanner?

Take a look at our range of products and choose by whether you want the results to be more or less gradual and how much melatonin your skin tone has. To each their own when it comes to taste and tone! But whichever the texture you choose, remember that your tan won't last more than five days. The tan will slowly fade every time you wash your skin.

Lightweight, bracing or velvety. All the textures feel luxurious on the skin and give it an irresistibly golden glow. You’ll love Clarins Instant Gel or Milky Lotion as you smooth it on from head to toe! Get a sun-kissed hue for face and body without stepping foot on the beach or exposing your nose to the sun! Add a few drops to your Clarins facial product for a healthy glow all year round, a non-greasy lightweight gel that's barely there for an intense tan in an instant, or a delectably creamy melting lotion that hydrates for 24 hours to bronze, moisturise and gently scent your skin with the smell of summer any time of year!? All of the Clarins self-tanning products give your skin a tan everyone will envy!


Which self-tanner can I use on my face?

They all give you a flawless tan, whether you choose the non-greasy Instant Gel, for immediate results so you can get dressed straight away or the creamy Milky Lotion enriched with aloe vera and organic fig extracts.

Always apply them on clean moisturised skin and use occasionally for a subtle golden effect or more often for a darker tan. They’ll become your all-season complexion companion.

Which self-tanner should I use to tan my body all year round?

There’s no season for a tanned body! But in winter when your body is covered up under tights, jumpers and big coats, it doesn’t need a self-tanner as often. Pull out all the stops for events or parties. That's your chance to get a quick tan, spruce up that plunging neckline and beautify your legs with a golden hue. It's sure to be a hit!

All of the Clarins self-tanning products, Instant Gel or Milky Lotion can be used every day.

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