As the end of the year draws near, we’re sure you’re just as eager as us to put your feet up and take a well-deserved holiday. Summer is finally here and we know people can’t wait to bask in the sunlight and get their tan on this holiday. However, tanning in the sun exposes us to harmful UV rays, which can cause detrimental effects on the body in the long-term but with Caribbeantan, you can get a beautiful, golden tan anywhere – any time of the year! Whether you are a beginner or been in the tanning game for some time, Caribbeantan’s extensive range of self-tanners and application methods are quick and easy to use to achieve a flawless, natural tan. Caribbeantan’s revolutionary formula is safe and only consists of ingredients that are FDA approved and cruelty free, resulting in a natural tan, rich in colour and suitable for all skin complexions. It’s the perfect confidence boost for any occasion, including your summer holiday and we’ve got the know-how on how to get the best out of Caribbeantan during your travels.

  1. Tan before your trip

Start your tanning process at least three days before you travel. That way, you can tan with ease and in a timeous manner, resulting in a smooth, even tan and minimal mess that would come with a tan done in a rush. Tanning ahead of time also allows your tan to develop properly, resulting in a tan that’s rich in colour yet still naturally-suited to your skin tone. Don’t forget to first prep your skin before tanning to allow for a smooth canvas when applying your self-tanner. Exfoliate your body and shave the necessary areas at least 6 hours before you self-tan. Start your tanning process as normal using your preferred Caribbeantan self-tanner and start getting excited as you get into holiday mode with Caribbeantan.

  1. Apply a light layer of tan

We recommend applying a layer of tan just one shade darker to your natural complexion especially if you are going on holiday to a warm location. If you will be spending a lot of time outdoors and doing holiday activities in the sun such as water sports, sight-seeing or hiking, it is best not to go too many shades darker whether tanning at home yourself or professionally in a salon. This is to avoid an unnatural tan in combination with high exposure to the sun so always remember: less is more when tanning before traveling. Always remember to apply sunscreen daily, to protect yourself from harmful UV rays.

  1. Maintain your tan for longer with 2 layers of tan

Want to make sure your tan lasts during your travels? Apply two layers of self-tanner before saying bon voyage. However, it is important to apply each layer at least one day apart to achieve a flawless, natural-looking tan. To further maintain your tan, always apply self-tanner to cleanly-shaven and exfoliated skin and do not shower for at least 6 hours after your initial tan. Keeping your skin hydrated and moisturised with the Caribbeantan Milk & Honey Hydrating Body Butter will also lengthen your tan as this will curb the skin’s natural skin exfoliating processes all whilst keeping your skin smooth, supple and smelling oh so yummy! The 2-layer tan technique is also best for travellers who do not plan on self-tanning again during their travels.

  1. Pack in your exfoliator

Self-tanners are only temporary and with certain activities, can fade and wash off much quicker than anticipated. If your travels will be filled with lots of adventure and some activities in open water, you may experience your tan fading quicker than usual. To remove any residue tan once it starts fading, generously apply the Caribbeantan Cinnamon & Coconut Skin Smoothing Exfolia. This exfolia boasts natural sugar exfoliators that will gently buff the skin and remove dead skin cells as well as any tan residue. Don’t worry, you won’t be left with dry, patchy skin. The Cinnamon & Coconut Skin Smoothing Exfolia has jojoba oil, which is known for its hydrating properties to restore moisture to your skin. Now that your skin is smooth and patch-free, wait at least 6 hours before your next self-tan application to avoid a spotty tan. This is because exfoliating the skin naturally opens the skin’s pores, which will cause a spotty, uneven tan if applied too soon after exfoliating.

  1. Store in a Ziplock bag when travelling to avoid leakage

If you are planning to self-tan during your holiday, always store your chosen Caribbeantan self-tanner in a resealable Ziplock bag to avoid any leakages. If possible, always store your self-tanner in an upright position to avoid spills. When you are ready to self-tan, remember to shake your Caribbeantan self-tanner before use to activate the revolutionary Caribbeantan formula for a flawless self-tan that will leave you golden and positively glowing.

  1. Remember to pack in dark underwear/clothes

If you will be applying a fresh tan on holiday, always pack in dark clothes and underwear (preferably black) that you don’t mind potentially staining to hide any tan residue that may come off due to friction between the body and your clothes. To minimise spoiling your tan, make sure your clothes are loose-fitting after your self-tan application.

  1. Ensure your skin is moisturised daily

To maintain your tan, always remember to moisturise daily especially if you will be swimming during your travels. Keeping the skin moisturised, will slow down the body’s natural exfoliation processes, resulting in a longer-lasting tan. Keeping the skin moisturised also ensures a tan that’s streak and patch free especially around areas such as the knees, elbows, and ankles that lose moisture quickly. We recommend moisturising with our delectable Milk & Honey Hydrating Body Butter. Our velvety-smooth body butter is key to keeping your tan for up to 10 days with daily application. Not only will our body butter lengthen your tan, it will also help boost your skin’s elasticity and collagen production thanks to its formula rich in cranberry seed extract, antioxidants, natural fatty acids, and essential vitamins your skin will love. This body butter is non-greasy and easily blends into your skin leaving it smooth, supple and fragrant so you won’t have a problem lathering up on the daily!

  1. Touch-up on holiday with Caribbeantan Body Bronzer

For some reason, time can fly when you’re having lots of fun on holiday especially if each day is jam-packed with activities so we understand if you won’t be able to find the time to self-tan during your travels. Not to worry though! If you find your tan fading quicker than expected due to your holiday activities then be sure to pack in the Caribbeantan Instant Body Bronzer – the quick and easy solution to disguise any areas that may need a touch-up before your next self-tan application. Simply squeeze a small amount onto your Caribbeantan Self-Tan Mitt and apply to one body part at a time using broad, circular motions for a smooth and even application. Dry for at least 10 minutes before dressing and voilà, back to being a golden, tanned goddess. Not only does the body bronzer restore your tan but its new and improved formula is loaded with extra shea moisture and powerful ingredients to keep your skin smooth, supple, nourished, and moisturised all whilst protecting it from harmful UV rays.

  1. Get that glow with Caribbeantan Shimmer Cream

For an added glow for the goddess you are, be sure to pack in your Caribbeantan Tinted Body Bronzer Shimmer Cream to keep you radiant all throughout your holiday. The Caribbeantan Shimmer Cream instantly enhances and illuminates your self tan with just the right amount of micro-sparkles. Perfect for those nights out or when you just want to feel EXTRA, the Caribbeantan Shimmer Cream is sure to add that much-needed sparkle whilst it nourishes your skin. Rich in antioxidants, vitamins and natural fatty acids, your skin will feel smooth and supple with a reduced appearance of wrinkles and boosted moisture. Apply using the Caribbeantan Self-Tan Mitt and give your tan a golden glow that will stop people in their tracks.

  1. Always tag Caribbeantan as we love going on holiday with you!

Caribbeantan always gets us in the mood for the holidays. We’re always keen to see how and where you like to use Caribbeantan. Feel free to tag us on our social media channels during your travels with Caribbeantan.


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It’s never been this easy to get a tan, no matter where you are in the world, thanks to Caribbeantan – South Africa’s no. 1 selling self-tan range. Happy travels!

Caribbeantan is the most affordable Proudly South African self-tanner and is available at your favourite retail outlets and online stores such as Clicks, Dis-Chem, House of Cosmetics,, Takealot, Superbalist and Skinmiles.

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