Going on holiday and want to get as dark as possible? Need to get a tan-quick!-for that special event and need all the help you can get? To help you out we’ve put together the deepest and darkest of all tans, more quickly than ever before, with top tips and even more tanning secrets you may never have known...

Tip #1: Tanning with Sea Water

Taking the time to go into the ocean and coming out again to tan in intervals can really help boost your skins colour. Sea salt is great as it attracts the sunlight onto your skin. If you’ve been in the sea do start tanning before you dry off.

Note: Salt and water put together in a bottle will not be as effective as actual sea water; this is because sea water contains other important minerals which contribute to enhancing your tan.

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Tip #2: Tanning with Reflection

In or On the Pool –Water reflects sunlight, so one of the best ways to catch some serious sun is to be in the water, or to lie on water on a floatable device. This means sunlight will reflect off the water and bounce right onto you. So if you really want to develop that dark tan, dipping in the pool or lying on a lilo on top of water is not only relaxing and cooling, but very effective!

By the Sand- By lying on the beach you’re right next to the sand, and just the way sunlight reflects off water, it does the same off sand reflecting those rays your way! So grab your beach towel and get tanning.

Reflective sheets and towels – These might be old fashioned but they are still one of the best ways to develop that dark tan. They help by attracting and reflecting the sunrays onto your body, working safest and at their best once you have a base tan. So why not get a reflective board and turn it to a 45 degree angle to reflect sunlight onto your skin? Or, for an all over tan, you could get a reflective blanket! Simply place it on the ground, lie down, and remember to turn your body regularly and to take breaks in the shade.

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Tip #3: Exercise

If you’re not a fan of just lying still, you’re in luck! Working out will help increase your blood circulation and will make your skin moist and ready for tanning, putting your body in perfect condition for a session of soaking up the sunshine or using a sunbed.

Also, because of the angle the sun hits you, exercising as you tan will create an even, more natural, sun kissed look that’s different to when you’re lying down. Yoga, beach volleyball, and swimming are perfect exercises to do outdoors.

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Tip #4: The Tan Accelerator

The best way to develop the darkest of tans is to use a tan accelerator. Carrot Sun’s Original Carrot and Tropical Fruits give the best results for developing a deeper and darker tan, making tanning easier, less timely, and creating better and longer-lasting results. They will also enhance the shade of your tan, giving it a more golden hue.

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Tip #5: Maintenance

If you want a dark tan you need to keep it topped up. Don’t let it fade! Regular tanning sessions will maintain that hard-earned tan. Always remember to keep your skin moisturised: simply applying some after sun or your favourite moisturiser will do the trick.

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