Getting a tan can be a lot of work but the results are wonderful. Painstaking beauty may be an appropriate term to getting a tan especially if you’re soaking much of the sun or the UV rays of a tanning bed. This isn’t an ideal way to tan due to the possible case of getting cancer. One effective and pain-free method is using a self tanner.
Self tanners are a radical and UV-ray free approach to getting a tan. While some people may call it a fake tan, self tanners like those of Thermalabs’s lineup have organic components which aid in nourishing your skin after each application.
Despite the much ideal approach of tanning, self tanners also have their own share of cons. To be able to get great skin with self tanners, there are some steps that we’ll need to keep in mind to avoid a bad self tanning result.
The Pre-tanning Reminders
Before any tanning session, don’t forget to exfoliate. Having an uneven layer of tan will cause certain areas of your body to peel faster than you would want. It’s more painstaking to correct a tan than to exfoliate so don’t miss out on the most important step.
If you’re a little unhappy at the amount of hair on your body, it’s ideal to shave or wax a day or two before you apply your tanner. You can also make use of an ice to help close the pores. Having wide open pores can cause spotting, making your skin look freckled or at worst, have a fair share of polka dots.
Petroleum jelly can help avoid staining or streaking so don’t hesitate on apply a fair amount to tricky areas such as your heels, elbows and knees.
The Tanning Do’s
You’d like to keep the soles of your feet clean and free of any tanning. One way to go around this would be to apply some adhesive tape on your soles to avoid stepping on any drops of tanning or getting it tanned by accident.
Don’t skip on using a tanning mitt. Having orange hands is going to leave a bad mark on your history. The best way in applying a self tanner is to put the mixture on the base of your palm and press your fingers on the clump. This gives you a more controlled approach to the application.
The Tanning then After
Don’t dive into chlorine just yet; you’ll end up washing the tan away if you dive into a pool within 24 hours since application.
If you end up with a messy self tanning session, don’t fret. You can dab it off with some milk and lemon. Try to slowly dissipate the messy or the dark spots to avoid messing your tan further.
Try to powder up your knees, elbows and armpits as these areas easily darken and are prone to streaking.
With these simple steps should help you get the even, glowing tan that most people desire. Practice makes perfect so don’t hesitate on some miscalculations. Remember, a little bit of milk and lemon can help sort these small mishaps.