Always use a mitt 
Yep, it does make a huge difference. It’ll save your palms from going orange and it helps blend everything together.
Do it in front of a mirror 
This will help you to cover every. single. bit. of your arm/leg/shoulder without a worry. You’ll be shocked on how helpful it is to lift your arm up in front of a mirror. 
Exfoliate first 
This is so important! It’ll make sure the tan doesn’t cling to any dry bits on your body. Concentrate on your elbows, knees, ankles or anywhere you’re more likely to get dry. Make sure you your exfoliator isn’t oil based because your tan won’t stick to your skin if you’re using oil based products beforehand. 
Small bits, circular motions 
Do one arm at a time and do circular motions with your mitt. This will make sure everything is blended. 
Don’t be scared of the colour guard 
Some tans look really deep and dark when you first apply them but wait it out. The colour guard is always deeper then the tan you’re going to be left behind with so don’t freak out until you’ve washed that away. 
What are your favourite tips for tanning at home?
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    Such a good, helpful post Sarah. Especially for anyone beginning or thinking about self tanning, even if people start with moisturizers with built in tanner. That’s an easier way of learning how to apply a tan.

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    I’ve never tanned before as I have olive skin that looks almost tan anyway. However, my legs are always super pale and now that winter has finished I’m thinking I might give it a go. Thanks for these tips- they are super helpful! :)

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    Such great tips! My biggest tip is doing it in a shower that’s has a wet floor especially when using sprays or oil based tans. This stops the scary orange feet syndrome and also makes clean up a breeze!

    Madeleine, The Daily Mark

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