Vita Liberata products nourish the skin ensuring your glow looks radiant and fades patch-free, just like a natural sun tan, so there’s no need to worry about your tan looking unnatural. To help you achieve the perfect result, take a look at our top tanning tips, or if you’re unsure where to start when it comes to buying a self tan, let us help you choose the right product for you with a quick Q&A. If you’re looking for inspiration, stay up to date with the latest skincare and trend advice from our skin finishing experts on the Vita Liberata blog.

Find out how to apply self tan for the most natural-looking result with our easy to follow, expert tanning tips.


Start by tanning your arms, then, using only what is left on the mitt tan the back of the hand and then the top of each finger in turn, taking care to avoid the nail bed and cuticles. For a perfect finish wipe knuckles with a very slightly damp cloth to avoid these areas looking too dark.


For perfect ‘beach feet’, apply your tan to the tops of your feet blending halfway down the sides. Then wipe away any tan lines with a dry cloth to give a totally natural finish. Always work away from the nail bed, back up the foot and blend at the ankle.


Use the tanning mitt to tan hard-to-reach places, or get a friend to help with the top of your back. For your lower back turn the mitt around to allow for an easier angle when applying.


Mix a pump of moisturiser with your tan before applying to face and neck blending down to the décolletage. Wipe upper lip and eyebrows with a dry towel to ensure they are not over tanned.


Start at the front of the ankle and apply in large elongated circular movements. Ensure you tan the back of the leg as well as the front! When blending around the ankle avoid the very toughest skin, ensuring that you have blended where the leg meets the ankle. Wipe any excess tan from knees and ankles for a natural


Starting at the shoulder, tan your arm, the edge of your shoulder, and as far around the back of your shoulder as you can reach. Tan the rest of the arm using approximately 5-10ml of product at a time, blending around the wrist to avoid the heel of the hand.