Using Your Self Tanning Lotion

By Haywood Hunter

Beautiful tanned skin is very popular and makes you look younger and healthier. However, with all the problems associated with ultraviolet rays, many people are turning to self tanning lotion products to get a safe and natural tan. Here are some tips for getting the most from your lotions, so you can look your best.

The first thing to consider is the type of suntan product for your needs. Some are made for people with dark colored skin while others work best for those with fair complexions. Choose the right product for your skin type if you want the best possible results.

If you are a woman that shaves her legs or a man that shaves his chest, shave before you apply the product. That is the best way to insure that you get the most even tan without the possibility of streaks. In fact, one should not apply sunless suntan lotions immediately after shaving, so wait at least an hour before using.

Use a good skin exfoliant before you apply any cream to your body. You do not have to buy expensive products when a shower and brisk rubbing with a wash cloth is usually enough. You also may wish to buy a luffa or sponge. Exfoliation removes a great deal of skin cells that have died, and gives the sunless suntan product fresh new skin to work with.

After showering, give your skin time to completely dry. This makes the lotion easier to absorb. It is not a good idea to apply these products to the palms of your hands. The skin there is different from other skin and it may turn a funny color if you use sunless suntan products there. To prevent this from happening, use some kind of latex gloves or a special tanning mitt. If you have no gloves or mitt, you should wash your hands every few minutes.

Start to apply lotion on one area of your body at a time. For instance, you may wish to begin with the legs. Once you are finished with your legs, you can move on to the stomach. Places like knees and elbows may absorb lotions more readily, so you may need to use less in these parts. Also, check the label to see if the product is approved for your face.

Many users of sunless tanning products have good luck when they apply it like paint. In other words, try several thin applications. Wait about a day before you apply the next application. This gives you a chance to see how it is working. For first time users, try putting some cream on a small area of the body, for testing purposes.

Once you have applied the solution all over your body, do not touch anything for about half an hour. This insures that none of the cream will rub off. Also, you should not take a bath or get into the swimming pool until the next day. Give the product plenty of time to work, and remember to choose quality products like ones from Sun Laboratories..

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