I recently purchased a couple of products from the White to Brown range - the exfoliator, body wash, self tanner and a tan extending cream. These products use an ideal pH balance which allows them to work in harmony with the DHA in tanning products in order to optimise your tan.
I'd say that the best time to apply this self-tan would be at night time or on a day off because it's crucial that you avoid any sweating or contact with water during the tan's development time. Also the top layer of the tan is just the colour guide which will rub off on your clothes that's why it's best to wear something dark and loose fitting.
Whenever you bath or shower, the top layer of the colour will be washed off leaving you with your golden brown tan. The tan has a pleasant scent to it but I have noticed a bit of the irritating "fake tan" scent once it is fully developed. Luckily this scent isn't over-powering; in fact I can actually only smell it when I stick my nose really close to the skin...which isn't bad cause you have to wash the tan off once it's developed meaning that the subtle stink doesn't stick around for long.
I've started applying my whitetobrown tan with a mitt, I used to use disposable gloves but find the mitt much easier to work with and feel that it does a better job of buffing the product into the skin and gives more of an even application.
I manage to maintain keeping my skin a golden colour for about 5 to 7 days but this includes using the tan extending cream every other day or sometimes even daily. How long a tan lasts will vary from person to person and everyone's own personal skin type and beauty routine.
Here are a couple of tips for extending the life of your tan:
- always exfoliate prior to fake tan application
- don't apply any creams, oils, lotions, deodorants, perfumes, etc, to your skin prior to fake tan application as this will just act as a barrier
- avoid excessive sweating while the tan is developing
- avoid contact with water during development time
- no swimming pools (chlorine will bleach the colour)
- try not to touch the skin during development time as this may stain the palms of your hands
- on the initial removal of the tan merely buff off the excess colour or use a body wash designed specifically to be used with your fake tan - so avoid using shower gels, shampoos, etc
- don't exfoliate within the first week
- after bathing or showering, skin should be patted dry with a towel and not rubbed vigorously
- use tan extenders or gradual tanning creams
- keep the body well moisturised
- excessive spraying of perfume onto the body will cause drying of the skin and reduce the longevity of your tan
Here's a link to their website: www.whitetobrown.com
Have you tried the white to brown self-tanner yet?