Toned Tan


To keep your tan lasting long and looking gorgeous, moisturize your skin every day. This will help to extend the life of your self tan. Once it is time to refresh your self tan, simply begin this same routine all over again, starting with exfoliation. Exfoliation will help to even out your skin, and get rid of the old self tanner. Mar 5, 2021 - Explore Strathmore Artist Papers's board 'Toned Papers', followed by 22892 people on Pinterest. See more ideas about toned paper, strathmore, drawings.

Trainz 2019 dlc: laadgs transporter download free version. Spray tanning comes with a double delight- immediate effect and convenience.

Therefore chances are high that one gets tempted and grab a spray tan bottle at the earliest. However, if you go for the wrong shade in a hurry, it can totally produce an opposite effect and make your complexion look completely fake.

Don’t worry!

If you can spare five minutes to go through the following spray tan color guide just before you dash to the store, your purchase would be rewarding.

What Determines Your Final Skin Color?

If you have learned spray tan tips from an expert(if not, read Tanning Girl Spray tan Tips), they might have already stressed the importance of spray tan shades chart.

Before you delve into the diverse range of fake tan shades, you need to know that your final skin color after spray tanning is determined by a combination of your skin pigmentation, DHA level in the tanning solution, depth of your skin color and the amount of application of the product.

Spray Tan Color Chart based on Skin Tones

When it comes to fake tan color chart, there is no factor that has more say than your skin color.

Even if you ignore all other factors, still bare minimum care for your skin shade will take you a long mile ahead of your peers.

Below is an overview on which color to choose for spray tanning based on your skin tone:

  • Very Fair to Fair Skin Tone– Fair or very pale skinned people may go for one shade lighter tan in the beginning. A soft golden based spray tan is an excellent option to try out. If you want to look darker in the following sessions, go for violet or red based spray tans as they offer a super brown skin tone.
  • Medium Skin Tone– Medium skinned people should aim for a bronze or exact sun-kissed look. As they just need to enhance their default look, they can go for classic, caramel, sunset orcolorless tans to look more exotic.
  • Dark to very Dark Tone– It is a myth that dark-skinned people need not tan. Dark skinned people can make their looks more defined by either going for a chocolate shade or a natural classic shade with a golden glow.
  • You can also customize your experience by choosing and mixing your favorite colors. For instance, adding blue-black or dark ash shade to your solution will give you a super tanned Mediterranean look.

Color Tones based on Skin Undertones

The word ‘undertone’ can be confusing to many. People tend to mistake it for the complexion. It deals basically with the pigmentation of the skin. Based on undertones, skin pigmentation can be cool, warm or neutral. You can explore your pigmentation and deepen your understanding of your skin tone.

  • Cool Undertone– Pink or bluish-red skin appearance
  • Warm Undertone– Basically yellowish skin appearance
  • Neutral Undertone– Primarily grey skin appearance

Bronze colorants are added to the tanning solutions to change the undertones. For instance, violet-based or red based or green based additives are bronzer colorants to make your undertones neutral and thereby changing your complexion.

Color Tones based on DHA

DAH or dihydroxyacetone is an active component in all the tanning sprays that induces a brown color in the skin tone. Check for the DHA level before you purchase the product. It usually ranges from 5 % to 20 %. The more the DHA level, the darker the skin would be.

Spray Tan Color Tones based on Seasons

As seasons, change, your background changes too! And the best way to present yourself appealing is to go mix-and-match with the surroundings. Another alluring aspect of this experience is that along with seasonal color tones, you can also get incentives like seasonal fragrances.

Here you go!

  • Winter– Opt for light color tones in winter as it goes well with all sorts of winter clothing. As the days are shorter, the sun sets early and the sky dons a dull color, light shades are advisable in this season.
Color Suggestions: Classic, Caramel, Soft golden
  • Summer– As the summer is bright and high-spirited, go for dark color tones in this shimmering season to get the sun-kissed summer glow on your skin.
Color Suggestions: Dark brown, Dark ash, Orange, Chocolate
  • Spring– Choose a dark shade for to match with the sparkling glow of the season. It goes amazingly well with the sunny sky.
Color Suggestions: Sunset, brown, chocolate
  • Rainy Season– Pick a water-resistant light hue that suits your skin tone as the seasonal background would be cloudy and dull.
Color Suggestions: Soft Golden, Cocoa butter, Classic
  • All Seasons– If you are not too picky at cosmetics and cannot spend much time shopping, you can go for a medium shade for all seasons.
Color suggestions: Classic, Caramel, Mink

Spray Tan Shades with Additional Features

Today, you are so fortunate that your favorite shade can also offer you some incentives too. Your deal would be all the more exciting if you look for these added benefits:

  • Fragrance- Today, spray tans are available on the market with a wide range of scents including citrus, floral, white musk, coconut and so on to give a pleasant aroma to your body.
  • Chemical-free- If you are so particular about using chemical free products, your condition can be met with the arrival of organic spray tans on the market which are also free of paraben and alcohol.
  • Free of artificial colors- If you find the colored spray tans too fake and still crave for that original tanned look, you can go for colorless and invisible spray tans.
  • Anti-aging properties- Many spray tans with skin-lifting and wrinkle-free properties are readily available in the stores at the moment. Along with the sparkling glow, they hydrate the skin and make it look supple.


Finding the spray tan colors that match with your skin is one of the most important steps in spray tan preparation.

Being an ardent user of fake spray tans, I can assure you that with the introduction of an array of loud and subtle shades of spray tans by the tanning industry, you can flaunt your body in multiple styles and shades.

If asked my personal opinion, as a fair to medium skinned person, I prefer the mink or classic shade with a golden glow since it gives me a natural finish to my tanned look. And I would also like to add that I wouldn’t choose orange based spray tans as they give me a heavily tanned look.

As ‘tomorrow never comes’ don’t wait for tomorrow.

Seize the day and choose your shade right away!

Skincare Tips

Published on May 18th, 2018 by The Perfume Expert

THE TRUTH behind Self Tanners is revealed: How to avoid the dreaded orange fake tan & which products are the best self tanners for olive skin.

No one wants to look like an Oompa Loompa, well…I take that back, if you’re from Jersey Shore or Essex England than perhaps you like your fake tans on the orange side.

But most of us are after that rich dark natural tan color. Whether you’ve tried self tanning before or are too scared to try, most of us are aware that this process can sometimes lead to that dreaded orange fake tan look! No matter how much you research the BEST self tanner for olive skin!



DHA or dihydroxyacetone is the tanning component found in ALL self tanners. Now are you ready for the shocker?!

DHA is DHA no matter what tanner you use or how expensive it is, they are all using the same DHA compound. It all works the same to increase melanin in your skin. In other words, there isn’t such a thing as a type of DHA that is more orange or a more olive toned DHA….it’s just DHA plain and simple!

Instead, what causes the orange color is how you use the self tanner.

One of the main reasons for an orange fake tan is an excessive buildup of DHA in the top layer of the skin, especially if the top layer of skin is dry and not exfoliated!

If you apply fake tan regularly or you use a product that has too high a concentration for your skin, the level of DHA can cause your tan to turn orange!

The right amount of DHA for your skin will gradually increase the natural amount of melanin in your skin, giving a realistic tanned appearance. But add too much too fast and the skin becomes overloaded causing an unnatural orange color.

So DO NOT overload your skin!

In order to get a more natural result it is better to use a gradual tanner (ones that have lower concentrations of DHA) several times a week, than it is to use a dark tanner once a week.

But, the orange effect of self tanning also happens when you have an extra layer of dry/dead skin cells sitting on top of your skin. These dead cells reflect light differently than moisturized healthy skin.

So it is crucial that your skin is exfoliated and moisturized. And NOT JUST THE DAY BEFORE! Start at least one week before you self tan to exfoliate every 2-3 days and moisturize daily. This will ensure that you have healthy, fresh, and moisturized skin for optimum results.

Also, some products may make you MORE orange looking than others and this is because they have some kind of secondary ingredient that’s drying out your skin even more, which in turns makes the skin look even more orange!


Now that we know the truth behind self tanners and how they cause that dreaded orange fake tan, there are steps that we can take to ensure that we are prepping our skin and using sunless tanners properly.

But which self tanners are the least “orangey”?

Which self tanners are best for olive skin tones or those of us who prefer the more dusty dirty tans versus the warm glowing tans?

Well, as explained above, there is no such thing as an anti-orange DHA or olive toned DHA. DHA works the same no matter what tanner you buy. However, there ARE additives in self tanners that can help ensure a more natural color pay off!

I have tried many sunless tanners and can now report the BEST self tanner for olive skin and the ones that WON’T MAKE YOU ORANGE!

Dior Bronze Self-Tanner Natural Glow

This innovative sunless tanner works with your own body chemistry to produce a natural looking tan that is NEVER orangey!

It uses the Bronze Perfect pH complex, that works with your body’s own PH balance to deliver just the right amount of tan, so no overload of DHA!

This allows the tanner to gradually deepen the complexion naturally for even tan that mimics the body’s natural tanning process.

This is one of my TOP RATED self tanners because of it’s absolutely gorgeous color! The BEST shade of perfect olive-toned sun-kissed and luminous tanned skin!

The Dior Bronze Self-Tanner is available on Amazon in the US or at JohnLewis in the UK

Vita Liberata Phenomenal 2-3 Week Tan

My most recommended overall self tanner is the Vita Liberata Phenomenal 2-3 week Tan. Not only is it’s longevity unprecedented, lasting weeks instead of days like most tanners, but the color is superb for olive toned skin!

One of the ways this tanner prevents orange tones is it’s Moisture Lock system. Saccharide Isomerate and Hyaluronic provide draws constant hydration to your skin and keeps moisture in for the first 72 hours while the tan is developing, ensuring a more natural look.

Remember that moisture is key because dry/dead skin makes self tanners appear orange!

Another way, Vita Liberata ensures a more natural looking tan is incorporating a brand new technology called pHeno2 that works alongside the traditional active tanning ingredient DHA to ensure the formula takes to the skin in a way regular self tans can’t.

The exact formula for this compound is hush hush so I can’t even explain to you how it works exactly, but after trying many self tanners I can tell you that this produced the most natural olive-toned tan! And the fact that it lasts weeks makes it truly phenomenal!

The Vita Liberata 2-3 Week Tan is available at Amazon.

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Xen-Tan Dark Lotion

Xen-Tan are the leaders in self tanning and pride themselves on producing more olive-toned tans! And their famous Dark Lotion has been a cult favorite for years!

A favourite of A-list celebrities and beauty editors alike!

Also understanding moisture to produce the best looking tan, Dark Lotion contains a host of moisture-rich oils like hazelnut, walnut oils and jojoba oil to produce natural development of the DHA.

Furthermore, they also have a secret ingredient! Thanks to a unique time-release ingredient, DHA develops more gradually which means skin won’t be overloaded…which causes the skin to turn orange.

In addition, their formula also has a more green tint to the guide color which gives the illusion of a more olive toned tan while the color is developing.

The Xen-Tan Dark Lotion is available in a NEW packaging on Amazon.

Tanceuticals CC Self Tanning Body Lotion Dark

This is one of the HOTTEST self tanners around right now! Everyone is raving about it’s AMAZING color, longevity, application, and smell!

In fact, it is rated the #1 Self Tanner right now on the most popular and trusted self tanner review site!

Now, we’ve all heard of “CC” creams and the benefits of using a cream that not only works on color but also corrects various skincare issues. And The Tanceuticals CC Self Tanner does have these beneficial “CC” elements.

Containing a formula that not only has a decent amount of DHA to produce a deep bronze tanned look, but also Acai Berry, Pomegranate, Rose Hip , Aloe Vera, and Vitamin E to protect, moisturize, repair and firm your skin.

This lotion is loaded with moisturizers like Mango, Cocoa, and Shea butter, plus, Grape Seed, and Almond Oils. These ingredients help develop the tan naturally and evenly because they are maintaining the skin’s moisture content. They also help the tan to last longer!

The Tanceuticals CC Self Tanner is available at Amazon

Dr. Dennis Gross Alpha Best Glow Pads for Body

Remember that exfoliation is the key to a natural looking tan! Well, these handy little pads do it all for you!

These convenient wipes not only deliver gentle exfoliation with Alpha and Beta Hydroxy Acids, but they also give you a realistic tan color!

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As explained above, the dreaded orange fake tan color occurs when there is either a DHA overload, or the DHA is applied to dry, dead skin! So exfoliation is extra important to slough off these dry dead skin cells!

Not only does this product do that for you, but it also helps develop a more natural looking tan by using time released Microencapsulated DHA, meaning the DHA and sink in deeper into deeper layers of the epidermis gradually without overload to ensure not only a rich realistic tan but also one that will last a long time!

And it gets better….

The Glow Pads also contain Caffeine to firm and slim, Capislow to minimizes growth, and Vitamin D to relieve dry skin, itching, and flaking.

The Dr. DG Alpha Beta Glow Pads are available on Amazon

Now that you’re body’s covered, on to the face! Read my article here on the BEST Face Tanners for your specific skin type here:

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