Tanning Tips from Vita Liberata

Tanning Tips from Vita Liberata

We may only be in spring, but the wave of sunshine and warmer temperatures sees a little more skin venture into the light. To help warm up your skin slightly from the colder months, we caught up with Alyson Hogg, founder of Vita Liberata Luxury Tan to get the best tanning tips, exclusive to lookfantastic.

As summer approaches, we all want to have healthy, glowing skin and look our best natural selves. And who needs a beach holiday to do that? Nobody needs to know that we haven’t spent a week in the sunshine, when our Vita Liberata tanning favourites have just arrived in the post from lookfantastic.

If you’re worried about those tell-tale self tanning signs, then don’t be, help is at hand! We have all had those dark knuckles, elbows, streaky legs and other tanning faux pas, but we have the fail-safe tanning tips to make sure your faux glow is flawless.

Which Vita Liberata Tan is best?

All of the Vita Liberata products are amazing and unique in their own way, but the Phenomenal 2-3 week Mousse is an absolute game-changer. Once applied 3 times to the skin, the tan will last for between 2 and 3 weeks, making it perfect for the summer months, and especially if you are going on holiday.

How to clean the Vita Liberata Tanning Mitt

  1. Put the tanning mitt in a bowl of warm water and let it soak through.
  2. Rinse off the residue and leave the mitt to dry naturally.
  3. You should be able to use your mitt a number of times before needing to purchase another.

Top 5 Tanning Tips from Vita Liberata

  1. Exfoliate

    Before you tan, make sure you exfoliate the skin. However, so many exfoliators and shower gels have a cream or oil base which leave a residue on the skin. This acts as a barrier between the tan and your skin, meaning you can get an uneven result. So be sure to choose oil-free exfoliation products to help exfoliate and leave your skin smooth. The Vita Liberata Super Fine Skin Polish contains a blend of organic moisturises, which help to hydrate the skin without leaving an oily film behind.

  2. How to Shave

    Don’t shave just before tanning! We all want silky pins, but if you do this right before a tan your shaving cream can leave a residue on the skin, and also the razor leaves dead skin at the edges of the blade as it goes up the legs, leaving lines you cannot see but the tan may cling to. Make sure you shave or wax at least 24 hours before tanning.

  3. Dry Areas

    When applying tan on hands, elbows and feet apply with caution. Only tan these areas at the end when it feels like there is no product left on your mitt. Give it a scrunch and buff in. There is plenty of tan left on there to buff lightly over the skin, without getting streaks. Once you have tanned the tops of hands, feet and elbows (the sun only tans the tops, so don’t tan in between your fingers and toes!), use a damp cotton pad to blot the knuckles and side of feet. This ensures that the extra dry areas will look perfect when the tan develops.

  4. Clean Skin

    Make sure the skin is perfectly cleansed before tanning. This will ensure you get an even golden glow and beautiful tan.

    Many of you will moisturise before tanning to help make the skin appear smoother, but don’t. Our tans are free from alcohol and perfume so will not dehydrate the skin in any way, plus our Moisture Lock technology means the moisturising properties are built into the tan and leave your skin baby soft for days after you apply.

  5. Favourite Products

    Body – One of the bestselling Vita Liberata products is our pHenomenal 2-3 Week Tan Mousse. The dark shade is so natural and develops the exact colour your skin would in the sun. It’s so natural Sofia Vergara wore it on her wedding day! With the organic ingredients, no smell and stunning instant colour you can wear it throughout the day while it develops.

    Flawless, Event Skin -The Vita Liberata Body Blur HD Skin Finish, if you haven’t tried it, is a game changer! The Victoria’s Secret Angels were head to toe in this glowy skin makeup on their last runway show. It gives the skin a beautiful golden tan colour, HD coverage to blur out any imperfections and when the light bounces off it you will have that celebrity skin glow on your legs, arms and décolleté!  Apply with a mitt to larger areas, and for collarbone and shoulders etc, buff some product on with the kabuki brush which comes with our Trystals Bronzing Minerals.

    Face – Anti Ageing Self Tanning Serum – This must-have serum is packed full of anti ageing actives and leaves your skin silky soft with a natural glow; it’s no wonder Alicia Keys uses this product for her no-makeup look. It comes conveniently with a dropper, so you can mix a few drops with your current skincare. You can even use it neat on the skin before bed for a glow in the morning.



Skincare Specialist

I am a big believer in the idea that beautiful Make Up begins with a superb skincare regime. I like to enhance my natural beauty rather than cover up and I am always on the lookout for great products which really work. When I am not writing about all things beauty, I like to do Yoga and I make an amazing brownie. It is all about balance!