We all know how helpful self-tanners are when it comes to instant and easy tanning results.
But, how do you tan the areas out of reach? Yes, this is one such thing that makes people averse to this otherwise wonderful tanning technique.
Self-tanning back is a real horror for many. Most people fail miserably here. That’s the main reason they resort to spray tanning or tanning beds.
What if I tell you that applying fake tan to your backside is not a difficult task anymore?
Yeah, you read it right. We have this comprehensive guide on how to apply self-tanner to back, to help you out from this misery.
How to Self Tan Your Back: Tips to Follow
We agree that applying a self-tanner without assistance can be difficult. But we Tan Vogue is here to help you out here.
Let’s see the things one should follow if you’re finding it difficult to self tan your back.
1. Ask For Help
If you plan on self-tanning, the best and easiest step to do is to ask for help. Someone who has the experience of using these products would know best.
A volunteer will be able to help spread the product evenly. They will see to it that all areas of your body have been covered. Areas that are out of reach will also get better coverage.
The back is among those hard to reach areas that need special attention. With some help on the hand, you will surely get a natural finish.
2. Use a Full-Length Mirror
It’s not always easy to get someone for help. In that case, using a full-length mirror is the best way to tan your backside.
Yeah, I know that this may not be as effective as asking for help. However, it does give you some idea of where to apply.
Stand tilted to see how much of the product is going. This will prevent you from going overboard with the product.
3. Use a Spray Product
Another option is to use a product that is all fuss-free. Sprays are great for areas that are far out of the reach.
Lotions need to be spread with either a mitt or the hand. Sprays, on the other hand, are easy-to-use. All you need is to mist some on the back.
Comes with a tanning mitt, this is an auto-bronzante liquid that is known for giving amazing tanning results. You will find it very easy to use.
Once applied, use a back applicator to spread it evenly.
Whichever product, you use, make sure it is a quick-drying formula.
4. Take Help from a Back Applicator
Modelco has one of the best self-tan back applicators in the market. It’s very easy to use. You just have to apply the self-tan over your back and then roll the back applicator for even coverage.
Back applicators are available in different styles and colors. Whether it is moisturizing or tanning, they help you get easy coverage.
For those who love flaunting their toned back, tan is a must! But how do we reach behind for a flawless finish?
You can find a wand with a mitt head for a smooth application. All you need is to extend your arm behind and use the wand.
Another option is the ordinary tanning applicator. With slight movements and the stretch of your arms, you get a spotless application.
Back applicators can be found on eBay or Amazon for under $20.
Use the back applicator to first apply on some moisturizer. Next, apply some tanner on to the wand or applicator. Use it to lightly spread the product on to the surface.
Avoid rubbing hard or you will be left with some ugly streak marks.
5. DIY Back Applicator
If you don’t feel like making the purchase, create one at home. You can find a number of tutorials online. Here are some easy steps to make your own:
- Use a long wooden spoon or spatula.
- Attach a mitt or a sponge, securing it with a rubber hand.
- Use the stick to apply a bronzer to the back.
- Use a smooth face towel that is gentle on the skin.
- Alternatively, use any fabric that could guarantee a flawless application.
- Add loops for a firm grip.
- Voila, with these simple tips you’ll have yourself a perfect back applicator. It can be used to apply bronzing creams and lotions.
6. How About Towelettes?
Need something quick, effective and convenient? How about using the tanning wipes?
Tanning towelettes are a new thing in the tanning world. The wipes come colorless and leave behind a gorgeous golden glow. You can use these as an alternative to the other products.
However, you will require some help for these as well. Ask for a volunteer to apply these to your back. Or, attach the towelettes to a long wooden spoon and rub it away.
7. Don’t Forget to Correct any Mistakes
It’s often difficult to get the color right in one go. However, making slight corrections can help make it look more than perfect. This becomes important if you’re doing it with no help.
Retouch the areas that need more coverage. Or, use a buildable formula to control the intensity of the glow.
Alternatively, if you feel the color is darker, soak in a bathtub. The water will help wash off the excess product.
Simple! Once the major part has been tackled, the next bit is easy.
Make sure to let the product dry off. This prevents staining or transfers on clothes and sheets. We bet you don’t want your sheets tanning with you!
To avoid this, sprinkle on some talcum powder. Or better yet, use a blow dryer to speed up the process.
Wear a loose t-shirt and leave it overnight or a few hours. Shower as instructed on the pack and you’ll be good to go.
Your back needs just as much attention as the other areas. With this knowledge up your sleeve, you’ll surely be glowing gold! Use the self-tanner to give you the toned back you’ve been dreaming of.
Compared to all other parts of the body, sunless tanning your back is the toughest part. But, it is also very important to learn about applying fake tanner to other parts of your body too.
You can start it from here: How to apply self-tanner
Nothing makes me happier than seeing that smile on your face after having a wonderful tanning session.
My name is Stella Cristin, the owner of Tan Vogue. I am in love with beauty and health products. My great passion is to help people learn about tanning. Read More