Ways To Achieve A Rosy Color With Self Tanning Lotions

By Haywood Hunter


There is nothing like having tanned, glowing skin to make you feel like a million dollars. It creates the impression of health, makes light or bright-colored clothes look fabulous and can even make you look thinner. Best of all is that these days, it's incredibly easy to get that healthy glow even if you never have the time to spend outside. All you need is the right self tanning lotions.

Fake tans are one of the most useful beauty tricks imaginable. Cultivating a tan the old-fashioned way, by spending time in the sun, is wonderful if you're on a beach holiday but it takes time if you don't want to end up looking like a lobster. You need to tan a little bit at a time in gradually work up to the color you want. A fake tan only takes a night to achieve and you can get that glow without the risk of premature ageing or skin cancer.

Before you consider applying a self tanning lotion, it's very important to test how your skin will react to the product. A day or two in advance, do a patch test by applying some product on a small section of skin. Do this every time you want to apply a sunless tan because your skin may suddenly develop an adverse reaction even to a product you've been using for years.

For the best results, you also need to prepare your skin properly. Shave or wax at least 24 hours before, so that your skin will be smooth but not as sensitive as it normally is right after hair removal. Also exfoliate to remove dead skin cells, since these can cause dark patches once the product is applied. Pay special attention to areas like your elbows, knees and feet, where skin tends to be rougher. Apply plenty of moisturizer too.

It's best to apply the product at night. This way, you don't have to worry too much about staining your good work clothes or having to interrupt your routine. Use gloves when applying the product, so you won't end up with stained, orange palms. Make sure that your skin is free from any perfume, deodorant or other products because these can affect the outcome and leave you with an uneven tan.

Once you've applied the tanning product according to the instructions on the packaging, you need to allow ample time for the tan to develop. Stay away from tight-fitting clothing that may rub off the product. Keep your skin dry for six to eight hours at least. If you want to speed up the process a little, a hair dryer on a cool setting can do wonders.

If the results aren't quite what you expected, don't worry. Undo the damage by soaking in a warm bath and exfoliating your skin. You can either remove the product from your entire body or you can concentrate only on certain areas, such as your elbows or your face.

Self tanning products are available over the counter in most supermarkets. However, you may be better off buying quality products from salons. It's always good to read as many reviews as possible too so that you can make the most informed choice before you buy.




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