If science has told us to avoid anything in the name of skin health, it’s the sun. Time and time again, prolonged sun exposure has been proven to poorly affect the skin, causing wrinkles, dark spots and other signs of premature aging. Yikes.

But while many of us understand that we shouldn’t be tanning, some of us just can’t stop chasing that glow. This has led to a rise in the popularity of self-tanner as the go-to alternative to laying in the sun, thanks to its ability to deliver beautiful color without sacrificing the health of your complexion.

Not only does opting for self-tanner over a tanning bed or lounging poolside help reduce your risk of skin cancer and signs of premature aging, but the right formula can also help impart a healthy-looking glow to the skin. But, even with all its benefits, past self-tanning mistakes have made many hesitant when it comes to using “sun in a bottle”. Application is definitely a skill to be mastered, and there’s no doubt even the most seasoned DIY tanners have a self-tanner mistake horror story or two to share with the class.

That is, until now.

Prone to Self-Tanner Mistakes? Try Modere CellProof Sunless Tanning Foam

Modere CellProof Sunless Tanning Foam with Collagen/HA Matrix® Technology to help reduce self-tanner mistakes

Nailing down a flawless self-tanning application isn’t just about the proper prep; picking the right formula is just as important. Modere CellProof Sunless Tanning Foam features a weightless formula that effortlessly spreads across the body with a precise and seamless blend. The airy, drip-free texture of a foam makes it simple to avoid self-tanner mistakes for beginners and pros alike. And because foam absorbs much quicker than lotion, you won’t have a heavy film sitting on top of your skin. This means no streaks, no color transfer and no sticky residue.

Modere CellProof Sunless Tanning Foam fworks with the skin’s protein to develop natural-looking color in as little as 4 to 8 hours and is the ONLY self-tanner that features patented BioCell Collagen® CG. Powered by Collagen/HA Matrix® Technology, this self-tanner doesn’t just transform your skin’s appearance with head-to-toe color, it delivers intense hydration and visibly younger looking skin. (Tan-looking skin or youthful-looking skin? Now you can have both! ) Plus, the collagen peptides and hyaluronic acid in BioCell Collagen CG help you avoid self-tanner mistakes by promoting smoother application and lasting results.

Modere CellProof Sunless Tanning Foam features a natural coconut and vanilla aroma that will transport you to a tropical escape…without the dreaded fake tan smell. Use this one-of-a-kind sunless tanner for a flawless, mess-free application that is both quick drying and easy to build to create your ideal shade that is always bronzed, never orange—making it perfect for all skin tones!

How Do I Avoid Common Self-Tanner Mistakes?

Keep on reading to discover the top self-tanner mistakes people make, plus tips and tricks on how you can avoid them when you use Modere CellProof Sunless Tanning Foam:


No one wants to wake up to blotchy-looking skin, yet uneven color is one of the most common DIY tanning “uh-ohs”. This is because self-tanners tend to cling to dry, rough patches on the skin, which can lead to an unnatural finish—especially without proper prep.

That’s where exfoliating comes in. Help create an even canvas by gently exfoliating or dry brushing up to 24 hours before applying tanning foam. Working in circular motions will help slough away any dead skin cells. And don’t forget, always pay extra attention to rough spots like the elbows, ankles and knees to ensure color doesn’t sink into dry areas.

If you’re applying CellProof Sunless Tanning Foam to your face, use a gentle exfoliator like Modere Exfoliant to help prep and polish delicate facial skin. Featuring jojoba beads, prickly pear and bamboo, Exfoliant helps buff away dull, dry skin for a smooth, radiant complexion that lays the perfect foundation for a seamless tanning application.

PRO TIP:  Plan to shave before you apply self-tanner? Now’s the time to do it! Removing any unwanted hair right after you exfoliate will get you a close shave AND give pores time to close before absorbing color…because no one wants to end up with speckled skin.

SELF-TANNER MISTAKE #2: Stained Cuticles and Palms

Stained cuticles and palms are tell-tale signs of a faux tan. Help avoid this common self-tanner mistake with one simple fix: moisturizer. Applying a lotion like Modere Hand and Body Lotion or Modere Body Butter to cuticles, palms, toes and feet BEFORE you use Modere CellProof Sunless Tanning Foam will create a hydrating barrier with botanical oils and vitamins that help soften and smooth with long-lasting moisture that prevents your self-tanner from over-absorbing. Also, if you tend to have drier elbows or knees (even after exfoliating), this is a great hack for those areas too! Keep reading for a related tip when it comes to moisturizing.

SELF-TANNER MISTAKE #3: Streaky Application

Want to know a secret? A streaky application isn’t due to too much product…it is due to too little. We’ve all heard the statement “less is more”, but when it comes to flawless-looking color, more is definitely better. While slathering yourself in a self-tanner might sound like an accident waiting to happen, applying a thick layer of Modere CellProof Sunless Tanning Foam ensures that every inch of the skin is covered. It also guarantees that your self-tanner absorbs seamlessly and avoids any neglected patches—resulting in more even color.

The other culprit of a streaky application? Your moisturizer. Most moisturizers are designed to create a barrier on the skin’s surface, which can prevent sunless tanner from developing properly. So, if you tend to use a daily body moisturizer, leave ample time for it to absorb before applying CellProof Sunless Tanning Foam, or moisturize the day before. The exception is any rough, dry areas like elbows and knees that may absorb more product than the rest of your skin; just like exfoliating, moisturizing those key spots prior to self-tanning will help ensure a more even result.

Even better, Modere Cellproof Sunless Tanning Foam with BioCell Collagen® CG contains a matrix of collagen and hyaluronic acid that deeply hydrates skin during application without blocking the development of radiant, true color. In fact, these built-in moisturizers help CellProof Sunless Tanner deliver streak-free results every time.

SELF-TANNER MISTAKE #4: Color Transfer to Clothes or Linens

Many of us have made the last-minute mistake of squeezing in a self-tanner application a littttle too close to a big event, only to look down and find that color transferred to your clothes as well. No need to dye your favorite white tee—just use Modere CellProof Sunless Tanning Foam! Our unique formula is specially designed to dry quickly—in other words, you don’t have to stand around in the buff waiting for a sticky self-tanning lotion to dry or worry about discoloring your clothes in the name of a beautiful glow. Simply apply CellProof Sunless Tanning Foam from head-to-toe, and in a few minutes you’re ready to throw on an outfit and go!

Alternatively, applying Sunless Tanning Foam in the evening is also a great method if you prefer to rise and shine to tan-looking skin. Our transfer-resistant formula won’t rub off on linens or your pajamas, and you can wake up to a luminous, even glow come morning. Whichever method you choose, you’re just 4-8 hours away from authentic-looking, true color with nary a sign of self-tanner on your clothes or sheets.

PRO TIP: When a self-tanner rubs off on clothes or linens, it means some areas of the body now have less formula to work with skin’s own protein to develop color. The result? Self-tanner mistakes like blotchy, uneven and streaky color—even if you applied your self-tanner perfectly. Using a quick drying, transfer-resistant formula like CellProof Sunless Tanning Foam helps deliver even, natural-looking results every time.

SELF-TANNER MISTAKE #5: Color That Fades Too Fast

Most people consider self-tanner mistakes that occur during application, but often forget about how to care for a faux glow once color has developed. The key to lasting color lies in daily hydration. And if you want authentic-looking true color that lasts and firmer looking, toned skin, then you need the powerhouse duo of Modere CellProof Sunless Tanning Foam and award-winning Modere CellProof Body Firming Foam.

CellProof Body Firming Foam is formulated with Collagen/HA Matrix® Technology and hydro-firming Macaline® Maca and Pro-Sveltyl OP® to help smooth and firm the look of targeted areas and reduce the appearance of cellulite, imperfections and aging skin. Simply apply CellProof Body Firming Foam daily in between your tanning applications to help keep skin hydrated for a long-lasting total-body glow that appears flawlessly toned.

Now you can say goodbye to dull, washed-out skin and say hello to flawless and natural-looking color! No matter what time of the year, Modere Cellproof Sunless Tanning Foam is the perfect go-to for a streak-free glow that elevates your confidence for results that are more than skin deep. Get authentic-looking true color and a younger-looking complexion with the new generation of clean beauty! No sun required.

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