Getting a tan is a great way to make yourself look better. The common methods of tanning are sunbathing and indoor tanning. Unfortunately, exposing yourself to UV rays can spell out a lot of harm in the long run. With the harm of sunburn, or worst skin cancer, in the midst of getting a tan, a lot of individuals have turned to self tanning. Self tanning can still provide you the summer glow that you desire without having to rely on UV radiation.
As opposed to merely lying down and letting the UV rays do the work, self tanning is a method of tanning where you have to apply the self tanner to your skin. While it may be dubbed as fake tan since you’re relying on chemicals to do the work, it’s still the healthiest approach to getting a tan.
Since this tanning method is applied to your skin, staining is one of the common mishaps. In order to avoid transferring stains or even getting them, here are some tips to remember:
- Make sure you do your self-tanning in an open space. This can be a spare room where you’ve pushed all the furniture away from the spot you’re going to be tanning. For extra measure, put some old newspapers on the floor and tape them in place. You’ll prevent staining the ground or your rug while self tanning. Pushing your furniture aside will also prevent you from accidentally bumping into them and thus staining the surface and ruining your self tan.
- Avoid putting on clothes right after tanning. You’ll want to wait for more than two hours to really dry your self tanner. If you’re hasty, you’ll end up ruining your self tan. However, you can don some loose dark toned clothing to avoid staining your favorite clothes.