Self-Tan Like a Pro

Suntan cream

There is just something about a tan that makes a person look healthier, more radiant and even slimmer! Teeth look whiter next to a tan, and having a bit of tanned skin subtly indicates that you enjoy an active outdoor life and take time for yourself. As scientifically proven studies continue to reveal even more ways in which the sun can be damaging to our skin, having that golden glow becomes even trickier. We’re told to slather up on the sunscreen every day, whether we’re going out or not, and the self-tanning products the generations preceding this one used were embarrassing. After using them, you would end up with an odd shade of orange for a tan, and it would be streaky, show where you left off in applying it and where you ended, and often your palms would be that same orange color–not removable by simply washing, either. There is a way for you to get the tan to be envied, and without the wrinkles, brown spots and ultimately skin cancers like melanoma that come from UVA and UVB rays. And you will actually look like your tan was acquired poolside on the beach or somewhere exotic.

Changes Were in Order
With the sub-par effects of previous sunless tanning modes, many people resorted to tanning beds and tanning salons to be bronzed, but there’s nothing safer about tanning that way, either. The only way to get a tan you can be sure is safe is to get one from a bottle. There have been some significant improvements made to sunless tanning products, centered around some impressive game-changing technology that everyone with concerns, but still desires to have a tan really should check out. That telltale, unappealing odor has been thankfully removed from sunless tanning products, so you can actually wear the new ones while enjoying a light, fresh scent. The new formulas are designed to dry quickly and produce immediate results. And you can wash your tan off, if, for any reason, you want to become tanless–like when you show back up to work after taking a day’s sick leave and you don’t want it to even remotely appear like you lied.

Getting Ready
The best tanning results come from doing the steps in preparing to apply the product. Your tan will be more even, and your results will be longer lasting. The importance of exfoliation cannot be stressed enough. There are facial -quality cleansing brushes that are ideal for just your face, and for the rest of your body, you can go to an oil-free exfoliator. If oil is an ingredient in your exfoliating scrub, its residual presence can produce streaking. There are wonderful exfoliating mitts, which some people prefer over body scrubs; and it’s really up to each individual. Pay special attention to areas like your knees, elbows, knuckles and wrists, and just before applying your tanning product, apply a light, oil-free moisturizer to those places to prevent them from characteristically absorbing more of the color than the rest of your body.

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