It’s not just for Dancing with the Stars cast anymore, self tanner is a great way to get that sun-kissed glow that you have been looking for – minus the risk of skin cancer that comes with a natural tan. A healthy, natural glow is something we have all been looking for and it’s time to finally get it for ourselves.
Why Do You Need A Self Tanner?
To get that natural, healthy glow a self tanner is the perfect way to get the look you are after quickly and effortlessly. When applied properly, a self tanner gives you a light, natural looking tan that can enhance your good looks. And it doesn’t take that long or that much expertise to apply a self tanning product properly.
How to Choose the Right Self Tanner for You?
Look for a bronzer, lotion, or self tanning spray. Each of these has its strong points and its drawbacks. A bronzer is great if you want to test out how self tanners work, because it washes away after each use. Take a good shower and the golden glow is gone. A bronzer is a great way for beginners to try out tanning and not worry about permanent results.
Lotions are applied just like a moisturizer and you will need to pay extra attention to dry areas like elbows, knees, etc. It can take a few minutes to a few hours to notice the change in your skin, but the lotion will give you a golden glow for up to a month. Great if you don’t want to hassle with a product every day, but this is better suited to someone who wants that golden glow year round and is comfortable applying the product on their own.
A spray self tan is done in a tanning salon primarily and can give you an even coating of whatever shade of tan you are looking for.
How to make your personal self tanner look natural and flawless?
- Exfoliate before self tanning – get rid of all the dead skin so you can take on the glow evenly.
- Moisturize after self tanning, a good moisturizer can prevent the skin from absorbing the self tanner and leave the look uneven, which is never a good thing.
- Give the tanner plenty of time to absorb into the skin before showering or working out – sweating can cause the bronzing agent to lose its effect.