Ask Amie: My Tan Never Lasts, Is There Anything I Can Do To Help It?

We're answering all of your burning beauty questions!

Here at KISS, we like to answer any questions that you might have. Whether that’s about periods, mental health, or any worries that may crop up from time to time. Thankfully, we have our two experts, Dr Sarah and Shelley to share their expert views on those. But let’s face it, we all have a whole lot of beauty questions too, right?

That’s where I come in. Although I’m not exactly a makeup artist to the stars, I’ve been beauty obsessed for years. I’ve also made a lot of mistakes when it comes to beauty, which means I’ve actually learned a lot. So whether you have questions about tan application, what kind of foundation would suit your skin type, or whether or not you should start wearing a serum, send your questions this way, either by messaging us on FacebookTwitterInstagram, or popping me over an email on

Whenever I do fake tan, it wears off weird and starts to go patchy after only a couple of days. Is there anything I can do to make it last longer? – Aoife, Laois

I’ve been wearing fake tan constantly for YEARS, so at this stage, I like to think I know a thing or two about it – without giving myself a pat on the back, you know?

Firstly, you need to make sure you’re prepping properly. So make sure that your skin is fully exfoliated and any old tan is completely gone. Then pop some moisturiser on any dry areas: Like your elbows, knees, etc. If you have dry skin normally, then keep putting on your moisturiser in the run-up to the day you’re doing your tan, so that your skin is nice and moisturised.


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Then, once you do your tan and rinse it off, pick up a gradual tanning moisturiser that you can pop on each evening. This will keep your skin nice and hydrated, as well as slightly topping up your tan. The Garnier Summer Body Moisturiser is around a tenner, and it’s absolutely amazing. It smells divine, dries quickly and will keep your tan looking fresher for longer. Ideal.

Don’t forget, if you have any questions just pop us a message on FacebookTwitter or Instagram, or even email me on with ‘Ask Amie’ as the subject.

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