Check out advice on self tanning tips and how to apply self tanning products
Self Tanning Tips
Getting a tan in the sun is not the really safe way of tanning
yourself. Using a self-tanning product is a safe way of getting a tan.
The tan from a self-tanning product not only removes the white areas
caused by winter but they also give you some amount of protection
against the sun. The tan that one gets from using these products
normally washes off easily. Today there is an increasing demand for
semi-permanent tanning lotions. Most of these self-tanning products come
with additions like vitamin E and aloe vera that softens and moisturizes
the skin. In order to ensure that the tan does not look fake choose a
tan color that suits your skin color. Most self-tanning products are
available in a range of shades.
To ensure that your tan lasts longer, use the following tips to prepare
- Exfoliate your skin with a body scrub to remove loose flakes of
skin. This will ensure that the tan does not look patchy and it will
- Moisturize the areas you want to tan. This will allow the
self-tanning lotion to spread smoothly and reduce the chances of
- Apply the self-tanning product with long firm strokes on your
legs and arms. Rub the lotion using a circular motion into your
stomach, buttocks and checks.
- Apply self-tanning lotion carefully to the dry areas of your
body, as they will absorb more color. Pay special attention to your
knees, elbows and heels.
- To ensure that you have an even tan around your eyebrows and
hairline, use a cotton bud to remove any tanning lotion that gets
accumulated. Use this along the side of your nose and along laughter
lines, as tanning lotion normally clogs around these areas and tans
the areas more.
- Do not apply self-tanning product on your nails, as they will
- Wash your hands well after applying self-tanning lotion,
especially wash your cuticles and under your nails.
- Do not wear clothes or sleep on your bed cover for about half an
hour at least. This will stain your clothing and bedcovers.