To answer this question, we’ll say yes and no. Why? This is because the product is not a regular self tanner, but it aids tanning. Therefore, it has a little similarity with regular self tanners and a lot of differences.
Let’s start with the similarity. Tanned AF Oil aids tanning. It is used to hasten sun tanning. So, you’ll apply it to your skin before staying under the sun for some time. What does it do? The product multiplies the effect of the UV rays of the sun with regards to tanning. So, you’ll spend much less time under the sun.
If you usually stay under the sun for up to 3 hours to tan your skin, this product can reduce the duration by half or more.
Now, here is the difference between Tanned AF Oil and other self tanners. It requires sun tanning while others don’t. When you apply this oil to your body, it won’t react with the pigments of your skin to darken the skin. Rather, it only strengthens the effect of the UV rays.
But other self tanners will react with the pigments of your skin and give you a great tan without sitting under the sun. They darken the color of your skin themselves. That means AF oil is for the people that want to sun tan faster, while other self tanners are for people who want to tan their skin without staying under the sun.
In terms of safety, we can tell you that AF oil isn’t as safe as the other self tanners because it requires the UV rays of the sun. Remember, the UV rays damage the skin gradually and also increase the risk of skin cancer.
At the same time, it is safer than sun tanning without applying it because you’ll have to stay under the sun longer. And the longer you stay under the sun, the higher your chances of having skin cancer.
How Do You Tan With AF Self Tanning Oil?
The application is easy. You only need to apply it to every part of your body before you sit under the sun. However, before you apply it, you need to shave the hair on your body 48 hours before its application. After that, you also need to exfoliate your skin 24 hours to the days of sun tanning.
Dead skin cells reduce the impact of the oil on your skin, so you have to exfoliate your skin. After that, you can apply the oil on your skin, starting from the face. Rub it in sections. After rubbing it on your face, you can move to the neck.
From there, you can apply it all over your torso. Then, apply it to your legs before applying it to your hands. Wait for a few minutes for it to dry up before you go out and sit under the sun.
Here’s a little warning. Don’t apply makeup, perfume, moisturizer, or deodorant to your skin on the day of application. They can act as a barrier and prevent the tanning oil from developing fully. After the application, it is necessary to apply a moisturizer every day to make your tan last a little longer.
Does The Oil Do Any Other Thing Apart From Facilitating Sun Tanning?
Yes, the oil performs other functions. It also soothes, smoothens, and moisturizes the skin. This is because it contains the following seven oils:
- Coconut Oil
- Argan Oil
- Avocado Oil
- Rosehip Oil
- Macadamia Oil
- Jojoba Oil
- Grapeseed Oil
You’ll agree that all the oils offer different benefits to the skin.
Is Tanned AF Oil The Same As Tanned AF Mousse?
No, they are different. AF oil is an intensifier oil that is used to intensify the effect of sun tanning. It gets your skin darker faster when you sit under the sun. On the other hand, AF mousse is a self tanner that does not require the UV rays of the sun.
Also, the AF oil does not have any offensive smell, but AF mousse does, albeit little. However, in spite of their differences, they also have a few similarities. They are products of the same brand. Furthermore, neither of them will cause any orange coloration of the skin.
Both of them will never leave you with streaks. Moreover, they are cruelty-free, paraben-free, and 100% vegan friendly.
Is Tanned AF Oil Safe?
It is partially safe. Sun tanning exposes the skin to the harmful ultraviolet rays of the sun. The rays damage the skin gradually, makes the skin age faster, and increases the risk of skin cancer. Unfortunately, after applying the oil to your body, you still need to sit under the sun for a while.
Nevertheless, we also need to consider the fact that it fastens the tanning of your skin, and as such, it reduces the time you will spend under the sun. So, it reduces the skin damage caused by the rays of the sun. It also reduces the rate of aging of the skin. Finally, it reduces the risk of skin cancer.
To wrap up this section, we’ll say that AF is partially safe, but it is not totally safe because it involves sun tanning.
How Long Does The Tanned AF Self Tanner Last?
If you mean the AF self tanning mousse, it lasts for about 5 days before it begins to fade away gradually. However, you can make it last a little longer by applying a moisturizer to your skin every day after self tanning. Remember, AF self tanning mousse is different from AF intensifier oil.
To get the best results from the tanned AF mousse, you need to shave your hair, exfoliate your skin, cleanse, wash, and dry your skin before you apply it to your skin evenly. You need to wait for about 30 minutes after application before you can wear loose clothes.
It takes about 4 to 5 hours to develop fully. And it lasts for about 5 to 6 days before it starts fading away. And if you apply it appropriately, it will fade evenly and gracefully instead of fading in patches.
Can You Leave Tan AF Oil And Mousse On All Night?
Yes, you can leave it on all night. Whether it is the AF intensifier oil or the AF mousse, you can leave either of them on all night. However, you must give the mousse at least 30 minutes to dry up. If not, it may stain your clothes.
It is better to apply it more than 4 hours before your bedtime. So, by bedtime, it would have developed fully. You should be able to take a shower by then.
Is Tanned AF oil Effective?
Yes, the product is very effective. Four members of our team tested it separately, and all of them found it very effective. In addition, many of its reviews confirmed its effectiveness. In fact, one user found it so effective that she now buys 6 bottles at a go.
Does The Oil Contain Harmful Chemicals?
No, it does not contain any harmful chemicals. All its ingredients are natural. Moreover, some of the ingredients are obtained from recycled materials, and they are sustainable. In addition, the oil is paraben-free, cruelty-free, palm oil-free and vegan friendly.
How Often Should I Use Tanned AF Oil?
If you want to maintain your tan, you can apply it once a week and ensure that you stay in the sun immediately after applying it. This means that you should apply it on the days you can suntan.
To wrap this piece up, we’ll remind you that the tanned AF intensifier oil is different from the tanned AF self tanning mousse. Don’t mix them up. This article is about the former. Finally, to answer the main question again, tanned AF oil is not a regular self tanner because it requires sun tanning, but a regular self tanner doesn’t.