Self Tanning Tips
XEN-TAN is formulated to ensure a natural, streak-free tan - even for the beginner. With the guidelines (below) and a little practice you are assured a "perfect" self tan.
Go about your normal activities and let XEN-TAN do the work. In 2-3 hours you will develop a healthy, natural-looking tan that can last 7 days. You can tan before bed if you use darker colored sheets. Or wait 15 minutes after tanning to dress. Xen-Tan self tanner washes out of most fabrics but we always suggest wearing dark colors.
Shower using our exfoliating body scrub and dry off thoroughly. Do not apply moisturizers - it will dilute and diminish the effect of self-tanners. Xen-Tan includes a blend of moisturizers perfect for streak-free application even around wrists and ankles.
Start by applying self tan in a circular motion to thighs. Some people use gloves to apply self-tanning products. We think you’ll find our Deluxe Mitt gives a superior application if you prefer not to just use your hands. Deluxe Mitt has a silky finish and the inside is sealed to keep the product from penetrating the mitt. Blend down lightly over knees and then in a circular motion again around calves. Blend a small amount of the self-tanner in a downward motion over feet, be sure to blend around ankles.
Using a circular motion again blend the self tanner over stomach, chest, and as far around back as you can reach. Customer tip - Use our new back applicator Hard to Reach to smooth Xen-Tan lotions or mousse on your back where you can’t reach. If you want to tan your whole body, blend tanner over shoulders and down arms ending at the wrist. Keep arms bent so that self tanner distributes evenly over elbows.
Wash hands thoroughly with warm water and soap for a full 1-2 minutes to completely remove all the self-tan from the palms of your hands. Bar soap works best for this. A scrub brush will take off any excess from your palms and assure that nails aren’t stained. Dry hands off thoroughly on a dark towel.
Apply a small amount of tanner to the Deluxe Mitt and blend evenly over hands. Thin skin like hands and feet need less product so a smaller amount will work best here. You can use a bit of rubbing alcohol or moisturizing lotion to wipe off excess product on knuckles after you’ve applied. Just make a fist and then wipe excess off knuckles. After applying self-tan to one hand just switch the mitt to the other hand and then repeat the process. If you have unusually dry skin on elbows or knees just pat a little of your regular body moisturizer there after applying your Xen-Tan.