KISS BY MII (Tanning Products)
Created with marine minerals this collection has taken the nourishing benefits of coral seaweed and coastal flowers to replenish your skins natural minerals, leaving it sublimely soft so your tan develops beautifully.
The ultimate guide to streak-free tanning
Whether you are a fake tan first-timer or a sun(less)-worshipper these simple steps will help you to prepare, bare and care for your skin to achieve a streak-free, healthy glow no matter the weather.
How to prep your skin for tanning
Smooth skin is less likely to streak and exfoliating can also enhance the life of your tan. Use the super-fine and gentle Seriously Smoothing Exfoliator the night before to delicately buff away dead skin cells to create a smooth surface for tanning application. Massage the exfoliator on damp skin in circular motions, paying attention to areas prone to dry skin such as elbows, knuckles, hands, feet and knees. To help your colour fade evenly, exfoliate with Seriously Smoothing Exfoliator 4 days after tanning.
Remove unwanted hair at least the day before
It is important to wax or shave to remove unwanted hair at least 24 hours before applying fake tan as hair removal after tanning will strip your gorgeous new glow. Waiting a day or so will also allow time for the pores on your skin to close, preventing dark spots that can appear when product sets in the pores (areas such as the legs are particularly prone to this). If shaving is your chosen hair removal method, it is recommended to use a fresh razor to help shave away dead skin cells.
Moisturise dry areas such as the knees, elbows, knuckles and feet
Dry skin tends to soak up more tanning product compared to other areas and may result in a darker and more uneven tan. To prevent this use the Seriously Smoothing Moisturiser which is super hydrating and contains plant collagen. This light yet nourishing moisturiser helps to prime the skin creating a barrier between your skin and the tanning product for an even application, plus it helps to prolong the life of your tan.
How to apply fake tan
Use a tanning mitt
The Effortlessly Easy Tanning Mitt will not only help with the smooth and even application of your fake tan for a flawless and streak-free glow but it will also help protect your hands from staining (a tell-tale sign of a faux glow). The flat and smooth surface of the mitt (unlike your hands) helps to distribute product evenly plus as it has a much larger surface area it will also speed up the time it takes to apply.
Top tip: Don’t forget to hand wash your mitt after each application as dirty tanning mitts loaded with old tanning product could lead to an unwanted, uneven tan.
Apply in a circular, upward motion
Dispense your favourite Kissed by Mii tanning product onto the Tanning Mitt and apply in an upwards circular motion focusing on one part of the body at a time. Start at the bottom and work your way up (this way it helps to reduce the risk of smudging), although we would recommend leaving your hands, feet and face until last. Ensure that the product has been applied all over, remembering areas that tend to get forgotten such as the insides of your arms and legs. When applying to your face, neck and hands start off by using any excess product already on the mitt before adding more. When applying to the hands, blend towards the wrist and remember to wipe the palms clean with an oil-free wipe as they do not naturally tan.
Top tip: Use Seriously Smoothing Exfoliating Wipesto remove any excess tan found between your fingers and toes, palms of hands, bottoms of feet and cuticle area.
Allow the tan to dry
Give your tan a little time to dry before you put your clothes back on and if possible, choose something with a loose fit to avoid marks on your new faux glow. Kissed by Mii products are quick-drying and develop within 4-8 hours. Once the colour has fully developed you can take a quick shower to wash away any excess product.
How to make your tan last and fade evenly
The number one rule for prolonging the life of your tan is to keep your skin hydrated and moisturised (daily, if not twice daily). You can also opt to use the Daily Boost Cream in place of your normal moisturiser every 2 days to boost your tan and prolong your glow.
After 4 days from applying your tan exfoliate using the Seriously Smoothing Exfoliator.
If you are a little nervous still, start with a Gradual Tan which can be used daily to build a subtle sun-kissed, year-round glow. Or try Instant Shimmer Temporary Tanning Lotion that adds an instant radiance and a silky shimmer but can be simply washed off. To build up your sun-kissed glow apply bronzer, such as Glamorous Trio, where the sun would naturally hit the skin.