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How Do You Use St Tropez Self-Tan Purity? (Face Mist & Water)

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There are always new self-tanning products emerging on the market, and they are often a completely new design, have different uses or completely different application processes and techniques. The St Tropez self-tan Purity is a great product, but it is different to some others, so this is how to use it!

Would I suggest using it?

Different products work best for different people, so it’s worth trying things out for yourself, but it’s also a good idea to hear other people’s opinions and recommendations.

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The purpose of these products is to offer a quick, easy alternative to typical self-tanning. They eliminate the stage of the application process where you have to rinse off the excess product in the shower after it’s developed, making them more convenient, especially for someone with a busy lifestyle.

Most popular St. Tropez tanning products:

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St. Tropez Self Tan Express Mousse, Fast Acting Fake Tan, Develops in 1-3 Hours, Streak-Free Finish, Vegan, Natural & Cruelty Free, 6.7 Fl Oz
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St.Tropez Self Tan Classic Bronzer Mousse Foam, Original Fake Tan, Streak-Free Finish, Develops in 4-8 hours, Vegan, Natural & Cruelty Free, 8 fl oz
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  • Our most iconic, fool proof and natural-looking tan. This tinted tanning mousse is easy-to-apply, streak-free and adapts to your skin tone for up to 10 days wear with no self tan smell. Best for first time tanners or trusted results time and again
  • Long-lasting, lightweight and 100% clean fake tan. Providing 24 hours hydration, quick drying and non-sticky
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ST TROPEZ Self Tan Express Mini Kit, Travel Size, Express Mousse 1.69 Fl Oz, Applicator Mitt, Develops in 1-3 Hours, Streak-Free Finish, Vegan, Natural & Cruelty Free
  • All the essentials you need to get started for a golden glow in just one hour with the St. Tropez Express Self Tanner Starter Kit, containing our best selling St. Tropez Express Mousse and Luxe Velvet Applicator Mitt in a travel-friendly size
  • With no fake tan smell, our easy to apply sunless tan delivers a streak-free glow with a smooth and even finish

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If you are someone who doesn’t have much time to self-tan, this is a good, easy option for you, but I would personally suggest using a mousse if possible, as this gives you the cleanest, most natural finish of all. There are pros and cons to the bronzing water, and I’ll talk about my experiences later.

How do you use St Tropez self-tan Purity bronzing water gel?

The St Tropez self-tan Purity bronzing water gel is designed to be applied to your whole body to give you a natural-looking glow. You don’t need to wait very long for it to develop, or have to rinse off the excess, so the application process is pretty easy, even if you’re a beginner.

ST TROPEZ Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Gel, Streak-Free Finish, Develops in 4-8 Hours, Vegan, Natural & Cruelty Free, 6.7 Fl Oz
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ST TROPEZ Self Tan Purity Bronzing Water Gel, Streak-Free Finish, Develops in 4-8 Hours, Vegan, Natural & Cruelty Free, 6.7 Fl Oz
  • This clear and lightweight gel-to-water formula develops into a natural, golden tan in just 3 hours.
  • Infused with natural skincare actives and hyaluronic acid to plump,

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Here’s how to apply it:

    1. Firstly, start by preparing the skin in all of the necessary ways before the self-tanner. This ensures that you are more likely to have an even finish and the tan will probably last longer too. These preparations include shaving and exfoliating 24 hours prior to application as this gives enough time for any micro-cuts caused when shaving to heal, and your pores to close.
Bondi Sands Exfoliation Mitt | Easy-to-Use, Multi-Purpose Glove Prepares Skin for a Flawless, Healthy, Streak-Free Tan | Includes 1 Mitt
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  • Scrub away dry skin cells or self-tan with the Bondi Sands Exfoliation Mitt. This double sided mitt works to exfoliate your skin pre-tan for best tanning results, as well as erasing any unwanted tanning errors if necessary.
  • This mitt prepares the skin for self-tan, removes dry skin cells, & corrects tanning errors for the perfect canvas.

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    1. When applying the product, you’ll want to work in sections, to make sure you have covered every part of your body evenly. Don’t move onto the next section until you’re certain that you are completely finished with the first one.
    2. The main difficulty when applying this self-tanner is that it’s clear, so keep this in mind and remember that it will have more colour once it’s developed. You can use a self-tanning mitt to apply this by pumping some onto your mitt and blending it into your skin using circular motions. Don’t apply too much pressure when blending it in, as this can cause streaks – just be gentle.
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My tanning mitt
  1. Once you have covered your entire body, top to toe, you can just leave the product on your skin and allow it to absorb in.
  2. The colour should develop in about 3 hours, which is when you’ll start to notice that you have a tan. During this development stage, it’s wise to wear dark, baggy clothing to prevent anything from transferring. Even though the product is clear, there is a risk it could still stain your clothes.
  3. Unlike other self-tanners, there’s no need to rinse any excess after the colour has developed. Hopefully, the product shouldn’t feel sticky on your skin and you’ll be left with a glow!
  4. Maintain your tan by applying moisturiser every day and taking good care of your skin. Good maintenance of your tan ensures It will last longer.

How do you use St Tropez self-tan Purity face mist?

As well as the bronzing water gel, St Tropez has a Purity face mist, which is designed specifically for tanning your face. It comes in a face mist formula rather than a gel or mousse as this is faster and easier to integrate into your routine. The process of applying this face mist is very simple.

St. Tropez Self Tan Purity Face Mist, Natural Sunkissed Glow Face Tan with Hyaluronic Acid & Antioxidants, Vegan, Natural & Cruelty Free Face Care, 2.7 Fl Oz
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One thing to make sure of when using this product is that you have applied it to your entire face. If you only spray it on one portion of your face you will definitely end up with an uneven colour.

If you want to start using the Purity face mist, here’s what to do:

  1. Follow these steps in the morning for best results. This means your tan will develop throughout the day and is less likely to get smudged in your pillows when you move around at night.
  2. Start by washing your face thoroughly to remove any excess dirt or oil which may be on the surface of the skin. Washing your face beforehand ensures a ‘blank canvas’ which won’t interfere with your tan.
  3. Apply your serums and moisturisers first. This means that these products can really penetrate into the skin to work effectively without the barrier of the self-tanner in the way. If you have oily skin, you may even find that you don’t need a moisturiser as the tanning mist does have hydrating properties, but it’s up to you.
  4. Spritz the face mist over your face, making sure to cover all areas and try your best to do so evenly – don’t spray loads on your nose and none on your cheeks. Don’t hold the bottle too close to the face, just close enough that the product reaches the skin.
  5. Wait for the self-tanner to dry. This won’t take very long, but you want to make sure your face isn’t sticky or tacky as anything you add on top could smudge the tan.
  6. Apply SPF and any makeup on top – it’s important that you still use SPF because your new tan won’t protect you from the sun any more than before. Not using an SPF s a big mistake which many people make, so you should still use it, even in the winter or if you’re staying indoors.
  7. Apply this self-tanner as regularly as you like to maintain the colour.

What’s my experience with these products?

Everyone has different experiences with different products, and you eventually find what works best for you. I have used both of these products before, and I was a little disappointed with the results.

Firstly, as I mentioned before, this self-tanner is more difficult to apply evenly, as you can’t see exactly where you have sprayed it very well. This can lead to streakiness before you’ve even started, and you can only see this once the colour has developed – too late.

You can use an applicator mitt for the gel formula, which can give you a little more control, but the face spray is designed to be a quick spritz for under your makeup, which means you’re relying on how evenly you have sprayed your face without seeing any colour.

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  • slide your hand into mitt. did you notice it's like a mitten? your thumb has its own spot - for EASY tanning. put a small amount of b.tan self tan mousse or lotion onto the mitt. smooth all over your body in circular motions. ta-da! an awesome dark tan with no streaks. designed for lefties or righties - any hand will do!

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Unfortunately, I also found these self-tanners didn’t stay on for as long, and some streakiness did occur in places where I had sweat more than others. For the premium price point and brand reputation, I was a little disappointed by the performance.

For these reasons, I prefer to stick with a self-tanning mousse as I can get the perfect tan and it will last longer.

Also read:
What Is The Best Self-Tanner For Fair Skin? (5 Favorite Ones)
What Self-Tanner Do Celebrities Use? (Kardashians, J.Lo, …)
How do Self-Tanning Wipes Work? (Best Ones)

Final thoughts

In my opinion, these tanning waters aren’t the most effective self-tanning products and don’t produce the best results, but there are reasons why someone else may like them. Now that you know how to use these self-tanners, you can pull off a natural, glowy tan while caring for your skin at the same time.

About Anastasija

Welcome to my website! I'm Anastasija, and as a redhead with a sensitivity to the sun, I embarked on a quest to find the perfect sunless tanner six years ago.

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