November 12 2020
If you don’t want to expose your skin to the sun’s damaging rays (which day by day is getting stronger and stronger), but still want to get some tan, you should start considering using sunless tanning products. Getting a gorgeous glow without exposing your skin to the harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays is now easier than ever with these self tanning products.
How do you self tan properly? - you may ask now. All it takes is selecting the proper tanning products and following some simple steps. Let's go a bit more thoroughly through them.
When it comes to choosing, you have a diverse range of self tanning products to choose from. There are different formulas and you may want to use different ones for various body parts. For instance, it's recommended to use a spray for the face and the back, and use cream everywhere else. Plus, you can choose the formula depending on your experience and the easiness of applying the product. For example:
For the whole process of self-tanning to go smoothly and for you to like the ending result, you have to prepare well first, and here's how.
Every product has a different method for even application. For instance, mists have the advantage of covering large areas in just one single spritz. Foams and mousses, on the other hand, go on smooth and light. Then, gels and creams are good to use on your face and other detail zones.
For more convincing tan, you can apply some extra tanner on the spots where the sun normally browns you the most. Such spots are your face, the outside of your arms, and top of your legs. While for those hard-to-reach places (ex. the middle of your back) you can enlist a friend or just use one of the spray products and simply hold the bottle over your shoulder.
It’s recommended not to go out 30 minutes since you apply the self-tanner. These products go on wet and need enough time to dry. Hence, if you have the time and the privacy, it would be good if you stay undressed for a while, but if you don’t, then cover up with some loose-fitting clothing that breathes well. When it comes to showers and doing activities that can make you sweat – avoid them for at least six hours since applying the tanner.
How often should you apply self tanner? Since your body is regularly shedding of dead skin cells, the entire epidermis is being replaced every 35 to 45 days. On the other hand, self-tanners only tint the topmost layers of skin. Following this, a self-tanner should be reapplied every three to five days if you want to have a constant and flawless tan.