Why You Should Avoid Scratching After Self Tanning

When we want to get tanned skin, our common process would be through sunbathing or it can also be through indoor tanning. Regardless of which you choose among the two, these methods are highly dangerous. After all, it’s been proven that consistent exposure to UV rays can lead to skin cancer. To get around that, we’ll need to work with self tanning as a means to get our summer glow.
The downside with self tanning is you have to put it on you. Since this is an applied approach to tanning, one of the concerns is itchy skin. While it can be very tempting to sort out the itchiness, you must not scratch it at all costs.
Putting on your self tanner is one thing. Letting it dry is another matter. Self tanner can dry for a good two hours but it’s not totally set. It’s also during this time that you may have some inconveniences such as itchy skin. Normally, we’d probably just scratch it without a care in the world but handling self tanned skin, especially freshly applied self tan, is tricky.
There’s no exact time when the self tanner really adheres to your skin so it can take more than two hours to let it really dry. If you scratch it while it’s still fresh or still in the process of drying, you not only get tanned nails but also ruined your hard-earned self tan. This is why it’s also important to test out your self tanner in case you might be allergic to any chemical used in creating it. You don’t want to have any rashes while putting on a self tan, right?
If it’s really itchy, you can opt to pat the area lightly. It isn’t enough to cure the itch but it lessens the chances of ruining your self tan while also preventing your nails from getting unexpectedly tanned as well.

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