The self-tan routine you need for achieving professional results at home

Looking for a bronzed tan all year round? Here is your ultimate self-tanning routine for deep, dark and natural-looking results anywhere, anytime with Loving Tan 


The Perfect Self-Tan Routine 

  1. Preparation is key  
  2. Finding your perfect self-tan 
  3. Application 
  4. Maintenance 


Preparation is key  


The secret to a flawless and longer-lasting tan is good preparation!  


Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate!  

Remove any built-up tan and dead skin cells before applying your mousse tan for a clean, sleek base for longer-lasting results. We recommend removing any residual tan with the Loving Tan Deluxe Tan Remover and using the Loving Tan Tan Removing & Skin Polishing Glove to exfoliate beforehand. 




Moisturise dry areas 

Always moisturise your hands, wrists, elbows, knees, ankles and feet immediately before tanning to ensure seamless results. 


Finding your perfect self-tan 


Your ideal tan formulation 


So, which Loving Tan formula is best for you?  


Loving Tan 2 HR Express Mousse is a perfect place to start with its beginner-friendly colour guide, which helps to ensure a seamless application and result! Plus, it has express tanning technology, meaning you can rinse the product off after two hours! 





If you are a self-tan pro looking for the next level in self-tanning, Loving Tan Platinum Mousse is perfect for you. Platinum Mousse is the deepest, darkest shade available and is specifically designed to give you maximum tanning results.  










  2 HR Express Mousse  Platinum Mousse 
Formulation  Mousse  Mousse 
Rinse off time  2 hours  6 – 8 hours 
Available in  Medium, Dark and Ultra Dark  Maximum 

Natural olive colour 



Maximum results 



Professional strength 



Built-in colour guide 



Quick dry 



Fast results 



Proudly Australian made. 


Beginner friendly  Yes  For experienced tanners only. 



Find your shade 

As your skin is unique to you, so should your self-tan products! As Loving Tan is a professional strength self-tan, we recommend starting with the shade closest to your natural skin tone for the most natural-looking results. You can use Loving Tan’s Shade Finder to find your perfect match!  




Step one: Body 

After moisturising dry areas, apply your Mousse with your Loving Tan Deluxe Applicator Mitt. Ensure that your entire body is covered evenly with the initial bronzers. This ensures the clear active ingredients (DHA & Erythrulose) are spread evenly over your body to allow a beautiful, even tan to develop.  

Step two: Face 

Apply your Loving Tan Deluxe Face Tan generously to your face using your fingertips or a makeup brush. Ensure to blend the product into your neck and hairline! 

Step three: Hands 

After moisturising, use a fluffy brush to blend tan on your hands and feet. Remove any excess product from nails and palms with a wet wipe immediately after tanning. After 30 minutes, remove the product from your hands and feet with a wet wipe for seamless results.  


Step four: Gently Rinse 

After the set time, shower off the excess topical bronzers until the water runs clear, avoiding soap. The clear active ingredients will take up to 24 hours to fully develop and darken to your results. 


2 HR Express Mousse  2 hours  
Platinum Mousse  6 – 8 hours 


Pro tip: The longer you leave the solution on, the darker the tan. 

The longer the active ingredients in the tan can be left on the skin, the darker your tan will become. 




With correct maintenance, your Loving Tan results can last up to 7 – 10 days. Here are some top tips for keeping your tan looking fresh: 


Stay hydrated 

Drink plenty of water and use moisturiser morning and night to hydrate your skin and enhance your tan. 


Face Tan 

To refresh the life of your face tan, apply Deluxe Face Tan every other day. 


Avoid swimming 

If you do wish to swim in a pool, rinse the chlorine water off your skin as soon as possible as chlorine will fade your tan faster. 


Gentle products 

Avoid using soap-based washes and oils; instead, try soap-free alternatives such as Dr Bronner’s. 



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