The most common
reason for a streaky tan is application error.
Application: do not
apply the tan in ‘up and down’ strokes, instead apply using circular
Too little tan: not
using enough tan product on your skin will result in streaks since not all
areas are being covered with tan. Areas without tan will appear much
There are 3 main
reasons for a patchy tan:Not exfoliating
properly/enough. The dry skin absorbs self-tan and this dry skin will
therefore look darker. This skin will also be the first to naturally
exfoliate which can result in white patches.Uneven
application. Applying more tan in one spot will result in a darker patch.Other products. If
the skin is not completely clean of all oils or moisturizers you may develop
patches in those areas. We suggest waiting
for the tan to fade, exfoliating each day to lighten the tan. *Before
applying self-tan pay use a scrub like the Caribbeantan Skin Smoothing Exfoliator on the driest areas like ankles, elbows and
knees. You can apply a light moisturizer or a thin layer of Caribbeantan Milkand Honey Body Butter to the drier areas prior to tan application.
The best way to a flawless self-tan?
Scrub, scrub, scrub!
Dry, dead skin cells absorb self-tan like a sponge and create those
horrible dark patches (you know, the muddy looking knees, ankles and elbows).
Our Cinnamon & Coconut Skin
Smoothing Exfolia will remove dead skin cells so that you are left with a silky-smooth
canvas, ready for a self-tan application. The natural sugar exfoliators are
sure to give your skin a good buff and jojoba oil will restore moisture to your
skin. (great to use even when you are not planning a self-tan application)
As far as we know it
is safe to use Caribbean tan products from the 2nd trimester –
but only the Spritzer and the Mousse. Avoid Professional spray tans and
Please do check with
your Doctor before using any products you are not sure of.
Although you may be
used to tanning in a certain shade, that may change when you are
pregnant. During pregnancy, your pregnancy hormones such as testosterone
and human growth hormones may be ‘all over the place.
You will need to do a
patch test. If you usually use B, try an A. The hormones may affect
final tan colour and we do not want you going orange. If the A is too
light, then try a B.
Once you have
discovered which tan compliments your pregnancy hormones
slightly hide your stretch marks but not cover them completely.
What we have found is
that the best way to hide them is to apply the Caribbean tan Shimmer Cream or
bronzing lotion over the area after your first shower - post self-tan
You can also use
tissue oil on the area nightly to help lighten the marks. If they are still
red, they may go much lighter. Never expose them to the sun.
before applying your Caribbean tan to exfoliate with the Caribbean tan Cinnamon
and Coconut Body Exfoliator to remove all dead skin cells. Failure
to do so can result in patches and streaks. Finally, lather your skin in
the Caribbean tan Milk and Honey Body Butter at least every 2nd day
to keep your skin moisturized and prolong your tan.
The Caribbean tan
Bronzing Mousse, Tanning Spritzer and Tanning Wipes are best for facial
Ensure your face is
well exfoliated and clean – free of any makeup or moisturizers etc.
If applying by hand
use a very small amount of Mousse and rub between the palms of your hands and
then apply sparingly to the face. Ensure you apply to the ears and down
the neck and blend, blend, blend!
When applying the
Tanning Spritzer, apply to the face last. Do not place any tanner product
onto the mitt or face, instead, use what is left on the mitt after a body
application and apply to the face. Do not miss any spots and blend well
up to the ears and down the neck and décolletage.
See our YouTube channel
for hints, tips and application tutorials.
Self-tan is designed
not to come off easily (and on another occasion you will appreciate that it
lasts up to two weeks when maintained)
There are a few
things you can do to lighten the tan.
Exfoliate again to
get rid of all dry skin.
Soak in long
baths. Prolonged exposure to lukewarm water will aid in your tan fading.
Apply Caribbean Tan
Shimmer cream or bronzing lotion which will even out your skin tone, diverting
from the streakiness. You could apply shimmer cream / bronzing lotion very
lightly only in the areas that are lighter, wait 15min and then a second layer
over the entire leg, the instant bronzing will darken the lighter areas and
should have a balancing out effect.
Caribbean tan has
been formulated with a unique ABC colour grading system.
The A shade colour is
for light skin, B for medium skin tone and C for more olive naturally tanned
When testing to find
your colour, match the colour chart on the side of the box to your natural skin
tone for best results and most natural-looking tan. Using the wrong
colour code for your natural skin colour can result in an orange hue.
Caribbean tan is
available in either a gradual tan (which is clear in initial colour) or Instant
tan (which goes on an instant brown colour). Also, choose the A, B or C
colour shade that is closest to your natural skin colour.
For beginners, we
recommend either of the Instant tanners being The Tan in a Can or the Tanning
Spritzer (which is is supplied with a free mitt and allows for a more
Both have an initial
colour which will allow one to see where the product has already been applied
and not miss any areas. Perfect for those trying self-tan for the first time.
Ensure that you
exfoliate using the Caribbean tan Cinnamon and coconut exfoliator at least 6
hours before tanning and keep your skin moisturized with the Caribbean tan Milk
and Honey Body Butter.
exfoliating too soon before applying self-tan can result in your legs looking
spotty. Since the hair has been removed and the pores scrubbed and
open, the tan will pool in the pores and result in dark spots once the tan has
developed. Please ensure at least 6 hours’ time lapse between
shaving/exfoliating and applying tan to avoid such mishaps and ensure a
beautiful, even, natural-looking tan.
Of course! If your skin tone is darker than the colour of our C
tan your skin will not go darker. Instead, the self-tan colour will even out
your skin tone and add a beautiful almost golden ‘glow’ to your skin.
Many, many darker-skinned celebrities use self-tan to get the glow.
Please remember to exfoliate with the Cinnamon and Coconut Skin Smoothing
Exfoliator before tanning. Maintaining your tan is super easy with the
Caribbeantan Milk and Honey Body Butter
It is indeed possible
to make your tan darker. Once you have applied your Caribbeantan self-tan, wait
for 24 hours and then apply a second layer in the same colour shade.
Please do not use a
colour shade that is darker than your natural skin colour since you can end up
with a more orange looking tan. Do not exfoliate between tans. Just
apply the second layer over the first post-shower tan. If you would like a
darker initial tan, add a few drops of the Caribbean tan pigment darkening
drops to your Spritzer or shimmer.
Tanning your feet is
very simple although it can go quite wrong if the correct steps are not
followed. Ensure that you have previously exfoliated all the dry skin
from your feet, paying attention to the ankles. If you have applied using a
tanning mitt, then use what is leftover on the mitt and apply to the feet. If
applying with an aerosol, then hold the can about 40cm away from your feet and
Tanning your hands is
very simple but may take a bit of practice to perfect.
Rub some petroleum
jelly onto your nails to protect them from the tan colour. Ensure that your
hands are exfoliated, and all dry skin removed.
When applying tan to
your arms, pretend there is a ring around your wrists and apply tan up to that
ring. Once you have completed application to the arms, then spread the
tan from the ‘imaginary rings’ onto your hands.
If you are applying
using an aerosol, then hold the can about 40cm away from your hands. Make
your hand in a ‘claw-like’ shape and spray very lightly. Once you have
spread the tan, then clean your nails and palms with a wet wipe or wash your
palms with warm soapy water.
If it very important
to use the Caribbean tan Milk and Honey Body butter to prolong the life of your
self-tan. Since the skin naturally exfoliates every 28 days, the aim is
always to keep the skin as moisturized as possible and delay the natural
exfoliating process to prolong the tan colour and avoid patchy tan fading.
Apply at least every second day.
Caribbean tan self-tan
products are water-soluble and are safe on most fabrics and bedsheets.
However, please be careful with any tan spilling on carpeting, hair, white
underwear, silk or any light-coloured fabrics. It is best to sleep on a
dark towel or old dark linen if applying the Instant tan at night. Always
wear dark clothing after applying tan.
Caribbean tan shimmer
cream and Bronzing lotion will stain your clothing so please be careful when
wearing white after application. Wait for the Bronzing Shimmer Cream to dry
completely before wearing white. If you perspire the Bronzing Shimmer
Cream and bronzing lotion may stain your white underwear or clothing.
Caribbean tan needs
at least 8 – 12 hours for the tan to completely develop. We recommend not
showering or swimming before 8 hours. Swimming before 8 hours can result
in the tan washing off too soon and you will be left with a very light or no
We recommend getting
a professional spray tan for your wedding to ensure a seamless, beautiful
tan. Unless you are a regular home range tanner then, of course, you can
use one of the DIY tans at home. Please do a trial tan at least a week
before your wedding. Then apply the final tan the day before your
wedding. You can use the shimmer cream for extra glow – but please ensure
the shimmer is completely dry before putting on your dress.
Yes, of course you
can use our tanning products on a hairy chest. Once you have applied the
Caribbean tan, just dab the chest with a towel to remove excess product from
the hair on the chest. Please remember to apply your self-tan in circular
motions and not rub up and down to prevent streaks.
The Caribbean tan
darkening drops are a favourite amongst our fitness, dancing and bodybuilding
users. The darkening drops can be added to either the Shimmer cream or the
Tanning Spritzer to darken the INITIAL tan colour.
Start with 1 – 5
drops of the Pure Pigment Darkening drops to the amount equivalent to one body
Do a patch test of the now
darker Shimmer Cream on your arm and add more darkening drops until the
desired colour is achieved. Either mix in the palm of your hand or
preferably in a glass bowl with a metal spoon.
Add 6 – 20 drops of
Pure Pigment darkening drops to 100ml Spritzer tan solution. The more you
add the darker your INITIAL tan will be.
6 drops for a light tan.
10 drops for a medium tan
20 drops for a dark tan.
Product can be added
either to the Spritzer bottle or to a glass bowl and mixed with a metal spoon.
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