Self tanning is an incredible way to get gorgeous color. After all, who wouldn’t wish to flaunt the lovely bronze beach babe glow around this time of the year? Of course one might find this, an unrealistic goal especially when you are a busy, working woman or don’t live in that part of the world which has warm climate, lots of sun or you might be worried about the sun damage. Keep these fears at bay and get ready to look like a sun goddess, with only a brilliant self bronzer and these amazing tips on self tanning.
Although self tanning isn’t a herculean task but the newbies or first timers might find it a bit frustrating to get perfect result. Here are a few tips on self tanning for all you, first timers!
Use the Correct Formula
Picking up a brilliant self tanning product can be a daunting task. Amidst so many different formulas available in the market including creams, lotion, mousses, sprays to powdered tanners; cream or lotion would be the best choice for the first timers. Applying mousses or sprays evenly is quite difficult even for pros. Well, just begin easy and you’ll get there eventually.
Shave Your Legs
Before applying self tanners, you mustn’t forget to shave your legs and armpits. Doing this will not only exfoliate these areas for an even tan but also avoid the risk of blots or streaking, which is caused due to shaving after applying self tanner.
By exfoliating, you will be helping your self-tanner to go on smooth and give it an even surface to adhere to. So before applying self tanner, exfoliate your body.
The fact that getting self tanner off nails isn’t easy and also since you don’t want to be left with stained fingers and toe nails, make sure you coat your nails with Vaseline or petroleum jelly. This will not only prevent the adhering of self tanner onto your nails but also makes washing it off very easy.
Reach Even the Hard to Reach Spots
A great tip to help you reach your back and butt is, use a sponge roller. You just have to dip the sponge in the self tanner and roll it up and down on these areas.
After you’ve finished applying self tanner, you can follow it up with any lotion. This will help blend and even out the tan to a lovely, even glow. Besides this, it will moisturize your skin too. After you’ve applied self tanner, don’t take shower for a couple of hours to help your skin soak it and also avoid washing it off.
Even if self tanning might seem daunting, follow these tips religiously and you’ll surely do fine. This is the easiest way to get the glow without even baking in the scorching sun.