How To TW
Learn to glow like a pro and achieve a flawless natural fake tan year round with our Three Warriors, all natural, organic Tasmanian made tanning products...
How to… exfoliate!
Think of exfoliating as the best wake up call of your life! Jump in the shower then using an exfoliating mitt or your bare hands, squeeze a small amount of our Three Warriors Tasmanian Sand Scrub ( a natural exfoliator perfect for priming your body for fake tan) onto wet skin, massaging in a circular motion.
Scrubbing the whole body, make sure to pay extra attention to dry areas such as the joints (elbows, knees, wrists, ankles) to avoid a patchy fake tan or patchy spray tan look.
Once scrubbed, rinse off with water and gently dry off with a towel, allowing your skin to soak up all those smooth skin, natural fake tan ready feels!
How to… apply fake tan
First things first warriors, get to know your go-to tanning product of choice is!
Before you apply fake tan you need to choose the right gradual tan or spray tan that will suit you and your lifestyle.
Are you more of a gradual tan gal/guy, a slow build self-tan mousse user, a ‘instant fix’ spray tan solution kind of person or do you prefer a quick spritz with face tan mist?
Each tanning product will help you achieve a gradual faux glow in a different way. Read on for our ‘how to’ natural fake tan tips depending on the Three Warriors tanning product of choice. Or for an in depth guide check out our Three Warriors blog guide on ‘How To Fake Tan’ or for those at home using spray tan machine, check out our Three Warriors blog guide on ‘How To Spray Tan At Home’.
How to… apply face tan
Hello invigoration! A face mist that both hydrates and boasts a golden glow, our Three Warriors Face Tan Aqua Mist is the perfect way to freshen up while bringing a natural fake tan to the face - and it’s as simple as a quick spritz!
Holding the face tan mist approximately 30cm away from face, spritz over a clean, cleansed, dry face. Then simply wait a few minutes for the face tan to soak into skin before applying makeup. Important to note warriors: unlike other natural fake tan products, spray tan solutions or gradual tan lotions, the face tan mist does not need to be rinsed off. Your face tan will naturally develop over three hours. Yes, that’s right, walk into work as a ghost, come out ready to boast a Maldives-worthy glow for the weekend.
How to… apply gradual tan
Unlike other fake tans, our Three Warriors Gradual Tan is the tanning product of your dreams. Think a built in moisturiser with a golden glow bonus!
To apply our gradual tan, apply evenly with a mitt or bare hands all over body for a natural and effortless fake tan look.
Just remember to go easy on knees, elbows, hands and feet as they are the dry areas that can lead to a patchy fake tan (and no girl/guy got time for that!). Afterwards, wash hands with a pea sized amount of our Tasmanian Sand Scrub and voila! A beautiful, natural fake tan complete with a golden and hydrated glow.
How to apply self-tan mousse
Just like a spray tan solution, minus the rogue spray gun — with our Three Warriors Self-Tan Mousse you can expect a deep, dark and flawless natural fake tan sure to leave you luminous!
To apply the mousse, slip on an eco-friendly mitt, pump a generous amount of the self-tan mousse and apply in circular motions to your entire body, making sure every inch of skin is covered.
Remember, the more self-tan mousse you pump and apply, the deeper your natural fake tan look will develop. For a light natural fake tan glow, wash off after 1.5 hours or for a dark gradual tan that develops overnight, sleep in it (ideally in dark pajamas and sheets) for serious depth.
How to apply spray tan solution
Prefer to not wing it with a self application? We’ve got you warriors!
Spritz your body instead (or get a fellow faux glow expert) using a spray tan machine and high quality spray tan solution such as our Three Warriors Spray Tan Solution for an all-over glow, minus a streaky fake tan.
To get the best warrior glow and a streak-free natural fake tan, we recommend the following prep first (also applicable for all our natural fake tan!).
24 hours before…
Remove all body hair, exfoliate from top to toe (paying special attention to the dry skin areas such as knees, ankles, wrists and elbows) using our Tasmanian Sand Scrub natural exfoliator then take the time to moisturise your whole body.
On the day of your spray tan…
Prep is key! While it might sound strange, make sure to skip deodorant and perfume, as well as heavy facial moisturisers so the skin is a bare canvas ready for the spray tan solution.
Whether at home or in a salon, scale back on underwear (if any!), opting for a paper or thin cotton g-string to ensure the least lines are possible and to swerve the risk of a streaky spray tan.
If using a spray tan machine, ensure the spray tan gun is at least 20-30 cm away and spray the natural fake tan in a downwards motion - from thighs to calves to feet - in slow, steady sweeps. When you get to feet, ankles and joints, make sure to spritz a little less, as the skin there is much more absorbent and grabs at the spray tan solution more (leading to risk of a patchy spray tan).
When your spray tan is completely dry, have a quick shower in lukewarm water, without soap. After patting dry, moisturise and proceed to take at least 25 selfies!
How to know...when to wash the fake tan off
Like it deep and dark? Then get set to stay and soak it up baby! Or if you’re more into a light, milky golden glow, you may want to shower pronto! When it comes to a natural fake tan, it’s all down to what our warriors want! Three Warriors is the kind of natural fake tan that will work to suit you!
While we don’t like to be too prescriptive, because we’re all about empowering our warriors to do what feels good and right for you, we also know applying fake tan can be daunting and want to take the stress out of it for you!
So here’s what you need to know when it comes to a natural fake tan application and a guideline so you don’t rush to wash off your spray tan too early.
1 hour - Shower within an hour for a light and fresh but ever so natural fake tan glow.
2-3 hours - Shower within a few hours for a medium to warm natural fake tan.
4-5 hours – Shower after half a day (or overnight) for a deep, dark natural fake tan look.